To complement the sleek, sophisticated design of this upstairs living space, designers added a band of windows to allow the homeowners to enjoy the beautiful views from their home as well as let in plenty of natural light into the space.
The upper level of this funky home contains a sitting area. The entire space is covered in teal, adding bold, bright color. To warm the space, a slender band of windows surrounds the space, letting in natural light.
A dark-stained island contrasts with painted cabinets in this homey, traditional kitchen. A Roman shade brings color to the narrow window, and a unique banded metal design jazzes up a traditional lampshade-style pendant.
A freestanding soaker tub takes advantage of the light from the window in this neutral, transitional bath. Meanwhile, frosted glass offers privacy for the spacious walk-in shower. Glass tile forms a band that runs both inside the shower and out, and its seaglass hue gives a nod to the waterfront vista outside the home's many windows.
A band of wood tiles from the Jamie Beckwith Collection draw the eye upward to the stunning cathedral-style window in the great room of this transitional pool house. Walls and furnishings are neutral, allowing the lush outdoor view to steal the show.
A vertical band of mirror visually expands the space and reflects light from the window. Other key features in this bath include a sleek wall-mounted toilet and floating vanity. This bathroom was a contest entry for National Kitchen and Bath Association People's Pick 2014.
Bold and fresh floral patterns, bright colors and properly scaled furniture occupy this vibrant living and dining area. The band of green stripes on the outside of the drapes makes the window appear larger, and the red sofa makes a strong color statement yet has a classic style. The gold accents in the dining room chandelier are dispersed throughout the rest of the space to connect the two areas, and the versatile daybed separates the two spaces while keeping an open, fluid look.
For a family home in Houston, the designers of Laura U Interior Design created a comfortable seating area just off the kitchen. The team used color and accessories to create a cohesive look throughout the wide open area. “While the majority of the color palette is neutral, we weave a lively turquoise through each space: pillows and an area rug in the family, bar stool frames in the kitchen, and a show-stopping chandelier in the breakfast space,” they explain. “The entire space is further unified through the window treatments which are a combination of Hunter Douglas Silhouette shades and custom drapery with a turquoise band on the leading edge. A cheerful yellow and just a dash of orange set off the color scheme while touches of gold and a natural wood (teak root table and driftwood at the island) add eclectic charm.”