i think part of the problem is bad choice of lens to take the picture.
the parallax effect makes it look extremely odd thus not helping to show this magnificent workmanship in it's best presentation.
some of the details are really cool, the way the white strips on the stairs lead off onto the floor is quite charming, however put next to all the other white stripes on the floor, the detail gets lost.
both the hand rail and endpost look really nice too, however i don't think they blend in or add to the dynamics overall.
i'm not sure i would want all of this together in this one space, however each element looks well done in it's own right.
i think i'd have to view a few more pictures to give a more definitive answer, however after the initial shock i actually quite like it. throw a couple of contrasting rugs on the floor and it will eat up a lot of the busyness.