In the bathroom, designers used the modern, Asian motif from the rest of the home to bring in unique features that give this space a spa like feel. The window above the large soaking tub gives the space plenty of natural light, while the bamboo wood panel helps to create some privacy between the spa space and the outdoors. To create privacy inside the home, panels of frosted glass create a space in the bathroom that is separate from the rest of the room's spaces; however, by using panels of glass rather than glass sheets, designers were able to keep the bath area from feeling cut off and separate-keeping the room's design flow continuous-while still giving this space an amount of privacy.
This coastal style living room features a bamboo shade and floral patterned curtains framing a lovely picture window revealing a beachy setting. A cottage style side table displays a quaint lamp, coral, and vintage glass bottles, lending to the coastal vibe of the space. A comfy sofa with white throw and floral and solid pillows invites guests to relax and enjoy the setting.
Black hexagonal tile with contrast grout makes a bold and sleek statement in this contemporary bathroom. The floating vanity is clean-lined and simple, while the window beside it bathes the space in natural light. A frameless glass enclosure screens the shower, which also features a black tile floor, creating a continuous line that adds visual dimension to the space.
The designer of this bathroom was tasked with creating a space with plenty of light. She delivered with multiple recessed light fixtures, sconces, toe kick lights and a large window in the tub and shower area. At the vanity, a wall-hung faucet maximizes counter space, while a frosted glass medicine cabinet increases storage space.
Creating welcoming warmth within the flowing spaces of open-layout floorplans is important—and sometimes difficult to achieve. Designer Brett Mickan turned to color to do the trick in this Sydney, Australia kitchen. “The deep green hue makes the walls recede so the pieces within the room stand out. And, because the room looks out through a series of large glass doors towards the garden, I used a deep green tone with a grey base to create a color connection to the garden and focus the view out the windows,” he says.
This modern, circular white table sits in front of a large three-sectioned window providing ample natural lighting for the room. Two brown office-style chairs sit at the table facing the back porcelain vases on the table. The light floor and walls gives the room a bright and awake atmosphere. A rounded corner triangle glass table displays blue decorations adding light color to the room.
Pine that was stained a dark walnut creates the open storage shelves below the counter in the baking center. The shelves resemble a freestanding piece of furniture, with display storage for a bread box, dessert stands, mixing bowls, glass cannisters for flour and sugar and a marble rolling pin. A new window above peeks out to an alluring water view.
This elegant master bathroom showcases a large bathtub, perfect for sinking into under the natural light from the window. A roomy glass door shower is walled with shades of neutral tile. The graphic-like design brings some movement to the smooth walls and surfaces. A white vessel sink sits on the vanity and is given contrast from the dark border.
In this eclectic living room, white and brown-patterned chairs complement the white fireplace, on which is displayed a glass vase of red flowering plants and a framed piece of art. Throw pillows in colorful patterns bring pops of color throughout, while the unique sunburst mirror, modern chandelier, and bright picture window give the space a light, airy feel.
Of course, you want your glass wall to make a style statement and open your interiors to outdoor living spaces and views, but it’s also important that they keep your home safe and comfortable. All of the Kolbe’s sliding and folding doors have the ability to have both dual-pane and triple-pane glass installed within the panels. Along with several types of low emissivity (LoE) coatings, these units can be produced for maximized thermal performance in any region and with any desired performance, from the heating regions of the north to the cooling in the south. And, says Lance Premeau, LEED® Green Associate Product & Market Manager, Kolbe Windows & Doors, “There are areas in the United States that require window and door products to be impact-rated. This means that the units have passed rigorous testing protocol and can be used in areas ranging from the eastern seaboard, around Florida and along the Gulf Coast.”
Dark hardwood floors stand out in this all-white kitchen. Glass-front cabinets break up the white cabinets. A white apron sink blends seamlessly with light granite countertops beneath a large picture window. The range hood is disguised as part of the cabinetry above the cooktop. A custom-built island matches the cabinets and countertops, providing a casual dining area.
Floral art by Erin Gregory was the inspiration for the palette in the family room. The two blue chairs were painted a custom aqua and covered in a durable Sunbrella fabric, and the draperies at the arched window are color blocked with blue and cream. A leather ottoman, green glass lamps, sofas and shearling benches add to the comfortable feel in the room designed by Kandrac & Kole.
The simple elegance of this dining room spotlights the homeowner's collection of fine art and antique furniture. Two large windows flood the space with natural light and reflect off the white walls to bring the collector's items to the forefront of visitors' sights. Even the table is designed to be as unobtrusive as possible with its glass tabletop to direct the eye to the artwork and fine furniture in this space. Since the collector's items afford the only color in the space, the decorative antique dresser and the statue and painting are the focal points of the room, showcasing the homeowner's elegant taste.
Complete remodel of a dark and boring kitchen to a timeless kitchen with a pop of color! The homeowner was a graphic designer who's not afraid of color - but wanted a timeless kitchen. The subtle pop of orange in the window frames and glass cabinets was a way to give this kitchen a pop - without making it out of style.
Simple yet stunning! This kitchen embraces clean lines and raw beauty. Modern, uniformly sized white cabinets don't catch the eye, allowing the custom-made island and hardwood floors to be the stars of the space. Pocket doors allow the room to be closed off from the rest of the house, but the large window and glass door create an airiness that will keep the space from ever feeling closed in.
Pendant lights hang down over an island with bar seating in this country kitchen. Glass door cabinets and provide dish storage around a patterned tile wall above the metallic stove. A strip of subway tile follows the white countertop around the walls of the kitchen. Wooden bar stools, gray herringbone flooring, and a black window frame above the sink add a few contrasting colors to the white decor.
A black and white kitchen opens to contemporary sitting and breakfast areas that incorporate colorful accents and varying textures. White waterfall marble counters cover the island’s black cabinetry, as glass pendants hang above. In the sitting area, velvet chairs in a deep cobalt color, accented by pillows with bold geometric prints, sit in front of a trio of large windows. A smooth lucite coffee table is topped with shaggy, sheep’s wool, and is anchored by a neutral rug. Mirrored panels in the nook reflect the room’s natural light, and the white table and mid-century dining chairs add subtle modern touches to the classic space.
Beautiful striped stone tiles set the foundation for this neutral, contemporary bathroom. An extra large shower is enclosed by a glass door and features several showerheads including a rain head extending from the ceiling. A smaller tile floor in the shower is echoed by a tiny tile accent strip throughout the main floor. A large, shaded window above the bathtub adds extra privacy.