A reclaimed window serves as a translucent wall at the end of the back deck on this Bolinas, Calif., estate. Lavender plants frame the deck while offering a pleasant fragrance for anyone out enjoying the sun.
The polycarbonate skin bathes the interiors in sunlight during the day, and the exterior terrace in a dramatic display of light at night. The homeowners absolutely adore the glow from the translucent walls.
Carefully placed translucent accents in the bar area play up the modern design of the kitchen and give the space a more pristine aesthetic. The white countertop, walls and cabinetry showcase each decorative item of color, such as the gold drinking glasses on the table and the orchid plant in its gold vase. The lucite barstools also complement the look.
Pale flooring and white walls reflect the abundant natural light that streams into this modern California home. A translucent wall panel separates the foyer from the dining room, delineating the space while keeping its open, airy feel.
Using a curved wall of translucent glass for a freestanding shower brings an exciting, high-end accent to this modern bathroom. A double vanity fits within the arching design of the home as the geometry creates privacy between rooms.
SPG Architects' renovation of a penthouse in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City features parallel translucent panels that can be manipulated to create levels of separation at the openings in these walls. The warm natural tones of the furnishings contrast nicely with the abstract neutral architectural palette.
A translucent shower curtain surrounds the freestanding white bathtub creating a functional shower. Bold blue walls pop against white trim and wainscoting. White molding placed below the line of the ceiling creates a visually smaller space, and a sparkling chandelier adds a touch of glamor to the space
The long buffet cabinet located behind the sectional has a lightly distressed and translucent black finish that allows the grain to show through. On the wall above sits one of two iPad mounts that keep the devices that run HGTV Smart Home 2016 charged and ready to go.
As designed by Angelica Henry, this home's foyer is a treat for aficionados of modern style. An entry door with semi-translucent, laminated glass makes a interesting first impression in its design simplicity. The foyer wall's neutral gray finishes allow the contemporary-styled furnishings and colorful, hand-painted artwork to carry the room.