Clerestory windows act as a skylight in this transitional home office, bathing the unique wood and metal desk in natural light. Along the dark-stained, paneled walls, built-in bookshelves are illuminated by traditional brass picture lights. A contemporary rug provides graphic interest.
High ceilings, clerestory windows and white walls create an airy sense of openness in this modern living room. A large sectional provides seating for a crowd, and wood-framed glass doors allow access onto the patio.
The kitchen uses cool quiet colors and high windows to make this area feel large and spacious under the saw-tooth ceiling. Open metal shelves and pot-racks are suspended from the ceiling to create an airy feeling that traditional wall cabinets would not provide.
A wall of windows allows lots of natural light to flow throughout this open concept living space. A kitchen bar area with white barstools backs up to this neutral living space with contemporary furnishings.
A Barcelona chair and two matching ottomans pair with a sectional to provide stylish seating in this modern living room. White walls and clerestory windows create a bright, breezy atmosphere, and wood floors lend a splash of warmth.
When a room has large windows overlooking beautiful trees, it's best to keep the design simple so the out-of-doors can shine as the primary art in the room. Here, neutral walls and clean-lined furniture let that happen. A striking, modern painting echoes the colors of the leaves outside.
Here's a kitchen that feels contained and cozy -- until you look up. The lofty ceilings allow the wood-clad kitchen to breathe, keeping it from feeling closed in. White walls and a high window also bring a beautiful brightness to the space.
Interesting and uniquely placed square windows create a striking backdrop for this master bedroom. White walls and lofty ceilings allow light from the windows to rise and expand; matching lamps and overhead recessed lighting add to the brightness of the space. The dresser, armoire, bed and floors are all crafted from similar wood, bringing a sense of symmetry into the room.
Here's a small space that lives large. Surprisingly, a big sectional sofa doesn't make the living room feel closed in at all. That's because the rest of the space is carefully edited, with few other freestanding elements. Additionally, the large and high windows bring in a sense of space.