In this distinct kitchen design by Susan Serra, the brushed metal table and glass countertops are counterbalanced by the warmth of wood cabinets, hardwood floors and distinct color accents. The gorgeous hand-blown cobalt blue pendants, with natural imperfections, are scene stealers and add artisan appeal to a contemporary setting. "Natural materials in lighting fixtures such as reclaimed wood and distressed metals also add that authentic element we crave," says Serra. "Imperfections are desired and coveted...in context, of course!"
This winding staircase wraps around an ornate hand-blown glass chandelier before reaching a glass floor, which covers an indoor pond. LED lights illuminate the space with a soft blue glow for an underwater feel.
A cascade of hand blown glass lighting really fills up the tall vertical space and looks magical in the evening. The glass ball on the newel post was outfitted with an LED light and comes on each night when it gets dark.
This stair design is appropriately scaled to the space and makes excellent use of the natural light.
Three components of modern terrariums are simplicity, scale and minimalism, says Jeffrey Schneider of Jeffrey Terrariums, who creates terrariums of hand-blown glass. In this woodland-themed terrarium, he used pincushion moss (Leucobryum albidum), Rabbit's foot fern (Phlebodium aureum), reindeer moss (Cladonia rangiferina), Selaginella kraussiana, and succulents such as Peperomia prostrata. Acorns, twigs and leaves are sterilized to prevent pests and diseases.
This gold contemporary coffee table features a glass topping, allowing visitors a peek at the neutral patterned area rug below. Yellow and gray hand blown glass vases sit atop the table with other decorative accents.
The living room's black powder coated chandelier with hand-blown glass globes provides stylish illumination over the seating area. The home's smart lighting system can be programmed to turn lights on and off at a set time each day.
This room designed by Jo Ann Alston features custom French doors, using hand-blown glass and antique French cremone bolts. The French doors draw the eye to the beautiful view of the rear garden and fill the room with light.
Glass solar string lights can be stunning in the canopy of trees, above an arbor, or hanging from a porch or deck. The Aurora Glow light set, by Allsop Home & Garden, is made of hand-blown glass that is illuminated at dusk.
Custom cabinetry and the gas fireplace created a focal point in this loft's living room, enhanced by the mother-of-pearl tile surround and glass mosaic tiled back. Artisan forged metal artwork, hand-blown glass bowls, glazed ceramic vases and a starburst mirror are showcased in these modern shelves.
Textured stainless steel mosaic tile on the bar and backsplash creates a dynamic contrast within this contemporary European kitchen and emphasizes the sleek finishes in the space. Acrylic barstools add to the urban sophistication of the room, and one-of-a-kind hand-blown glass pendants add pops of color.
Living in a home with an emphasis on bold hues, the homeowners hoped to stay away from neutrals and embrace the energy of powerful color combinations. This master bathroom communicates fresh energy with imaginative color and natural light. A periwinkle blue vanity is illuminated by sparkling pendants made of textured hand-blown glass.
Four smaller tables form a large cocktail table in this stylish beach house living room. The chocolate-and-white woven damask fabric contrasts with the upscale wicker club chairs. Orange-striped draperies hung on bamboo poles give the room a splash of color, as do the canvas throw pillows and hand-blown glass table lamps.
Gilded accents lift up a modern living room and counterbalance the weight of the dark wood walls and floors. The paneled space features a walnut wood credenza with hand-blown glass crystal disks and a steel frame and hardware. Geometric gold sconces, globe-shaped table lamps and a watercolor framed in a repurposed antique gilded frame complete the vignette.
A hand-blown Murano glass chandelier above the sink picks up on the vibrant red and yellow hues embedded into this eclectic kitchen. With fire-engine red appliances and bright yellow walls, the space is a piece of art in itself.
Hand-blown terrariums are organic and sculptural, says Jeffrey Schneider of Jeffrey Terrariums, based in New York. The bean-shaped terrarium he created holds Selaginella emmeliana, maidenhair fern (Adiantum capillus-veneris) and perennials such as Peperomia urocarpa. He used Yamaya Stone for the base and placed sterilized twigs into the display.