The image below was taken looking through the new arched opening to the living room.
The photo below shows how we wedged the archway in under the staircase. That took some serious work to make it look so effortless. (PS: The client is an engineer).
Here's the link to the magazine article:http://www.stlmag.com/St-Louis-AT-HOME/Spring-2013/Anatomy-of-a-Kitchen/