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.
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!"
The Venetian glass tiles around the connecting bath mantel are original. A salvaged wooden panel found in Paris was painted in a neutral tone, which highlights the watery greens and contemporary blown glass vases.
This beautiful display cabinet with cast bronze hardware houses the homeowner's collection of blown glass from around the world. The designer likes the juxtaposition of different materials, seen here with the weathered bronze metal and the sleek colorful glass.
This traditional living room fireplace is highlighted by a display of antique and vintage green glass vases and objects, white ceramic planters, and antique books alongside emerald green hand painted wallpaper.
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.
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.
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.
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 Christmas display features red hydrangeas and stargazer lilies in a blown glass tortoise vase atop a demi-lune commode hand-painted with a harlequin pattern, gold menorah votives and a bell with a filigree handle.
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.
A large abstract painting and wall-scale window serve as eye-candy for diners at this midcentury modern table. A stylish, statement chandelier illuminates from above and hand-blown vases accessorize a handsome, carved credenza.