A transom window draws the eye up toward the vaulted ceiling detail in this luxurious master bathroom in a Martha's Vineyard home. Marble tiling is used on both the floor and backsplash for a cohesive look, and soft blue tones evoke the view of the ocean and sky outside.
A rectangular window higher up on the wall of the front of this outdoor sauna acts as a transom window to bring in light and give some definition to the outdoor room. Glenn Auerbach, a Minnesota sauna builder who blogs at SaunaTimes.com, also says a transom gives people using the sauna a panoramic view.
Shiplap gives a fresh spin on a farmhouse-style bathroom, like this one by design firm Cloth & Kind. These walls use 1-by-8 primed spruce, but you can use almost any species, and the thinner the wood, the cheaper per board, says Tyler Davis, owner of Athens Building Co. To further trim costs, he suggests cutting thin ⅛-inch sheets of finished plywood into strips and hanging them on the wall. Although those transoms were added, he says you can purchase fixed sidelights or transoms from a builder surplus store, or better yet from an old house or charity thrift shop, and add hinges and a chain to make them operable.
This neutral entry hall is designed to soothe the stress of the day when you walk in the room. A pair of glass pendant lights add symmetry, as do the pair of electric candlesticks on either side of the art on the wall. The transom over the front door allows sunlight to illuminate the hall.
In the kitchen, large windows and French doors with oversized transoms allow plenty of natural light into the kitchen, making the space feel bright and open. The white walls that anchor the space reflect the light, continuing the open design. To add warmth and color, red and white patterns were introduced into the space, creating a classic, space that is light and casual.
This traditional hallway features reclaimed wood flooring and transom windows that help with air flow in the home's four bedrooms. A central stairway connects all three floors of this fully restored Brooklyn townhouse.
An oversize modular sofa and two tailored, tufted armchairs offer ample seating in this spacious, yet cozy traditional living room. Built-in shelving offers loads of storage, as well as space to display family photos and collections. Traditional millwork abounds, including transoms above the interior doorways and a coffered detail on the ceiling.
This traditional mudroom offers stylish storage for the entire family. Individual "lockers" are decorated by colorful kids' artwork, while open cubbies below offer convenient shoe storage. Traditional architectural details, like the transom above the doorway, add interest and a crisp, clean aesthetic with bright white paint. A checkerboard pattern on the hardwood floor is a lighthearted touch.
The intricate pattern on the drum shade pendant is repeated on the backs of upholstered dining chairs, while seats are swathed in the same green as the interior of two built-in china cabinets. The result is a perfectly pulled together space loaded with casual charm. Traditional architectural details include a paneled, beamed ceiling and transom windows.
This family-friendly kitchen features a large island topped by a row of beautiful and functional pendant lights. A built-in desk puts the home office right at the heart of the house, and a walk-in pantry is ultra-convenient. Transom windows and crown molding are traditional architectural details that fit the style of the house.
A large, natural fiber rug anchors the conversation area in this traditional living room, which offers loads of seating thanks to an oversize sectional sofa. Tailored chairs with a contrast welt offer space for additional guests, and a wall of built-in bookshelves are a great spot for displaying art, photos and collections.
On one side of the shower is plenty of space to get ready in the morning. These cabinets and countertops provide the perfect place to carry out your morning routine, while the other side of the shower contains the toilet. Glass doors allow both sides of the room access to the shower, so no matter where you are in the space, you can always enter.