An antique telescope points to the wall of multi-pane windows in this neutral living room. Layered window treatments, white armchairs and a leather trunk serving as an end table round out the eclectic look.
A contemporary rustic sunroom in Atlanta has iron windows and doors leading to a patio and garden. When Nancy Hooff of Carter Kay Interiors, bought the house, the sunroom was basically an enclosed patio with sliding glass doors and three sides of full glass panes.
Three tall panes of leaded, frosted glass provide privacy for a shower created from a window bay in this storybook carriage house. The open shower features a waterfall shower head, and a sliding mechanism allows for a barn door-style enclosure. A petite teak table keeps bathing accessories close at hand for guests.
Fun fact: The reason Colonial architecture tends to feature windows with many small “lights” (individual panes) is that the British imposed high import taxes on large pieces of glass sent into the Colonies.
Of course, you want your glass wall to make a style statement and open your interiors to outdoor living spaces and views, but it’s also important that they keep your home safe and comfortable. All of the Kolbe’s sliding and folding doors have the ability to have both dual-pane and triple-pane glass installed within the panels. Along with several types of low emissivity (LoE) coatings, these units can be produced for maximized thermal performance in any region and with any desired performance, from the heating regions of the north to the cooling in the south. And, says Lance Premeau, LEED® Green Associate Product & Market Manager, Kolbe Windows & Doors, “There are areas in the United States that require window and door products to be impact-rated. This means that the units have passed rigorous testing protocol and can be used in areas ranging from the eastern seaboard, around Florida and along the Gulf Coast.”
Every storage need is met with this walk-in butler's pantry. Neutral tile floors pair with warm wood cabinets and open shelves that house all the kitchen essentials and food items. A farmhouse sink provides an extra prep or clean up area that's hidden away from the main kitchen. A pane window allows natural light into the narrow space and provides pretty views of the yard.
Multi-pane windows surround a tall, slim front door, giving this home's entrance an understated sense of grandeur that's grounded by clean, simple lines. The black and white color palette feels bold yet elegant.
Kitchen Cousins John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino took a narrow and dated galley kitchen, blew out some walls and created this beautifully open floor plan in a luxe new space that marries kitchen, dining area and living room. The window between the dining area and living room is actually a single, large span of glass. The framing elements -- technically termed mullions -- create the effect of individual panes and are actually a decorative accent added separately.
To give this beautiful kitchen a custom look, the porcelain tile backsplash was hand-painted. A plate rack over the farmhouse sink is useful and charming, while Craftsman cabinets incorporate a multi-pane window at the top.
In the dining room, Chip and Joanna, hosts of HGTV's Fixer Upper, brought in a new, modern chandelier, dining table and chairs. To update the space, they replaced the old wallpaper with beige paint, creating continuity between this space and the rest of the house. Above the buffet, an old window frame has had its panes replaced with mirrors to add light and color in the space, while silver candlesticks and green topiaries add a French Country touch.
Natural light peeks through an arched window and glass pane doors to illuminate this living room. Brown leather furniture, like a sofa and two ottomans, are paired with blue accents, while pendant lights hang from the exposed beam ceiling
To update the exterior of this Tudor style home, designers removed the wood accents in favor of an all-stucco exterior. New windows were installed, the panes stained dark brown to complement the neutral color of the home's exterior walls and the dark roof.
A window with dark panes sits atop a white vanity with sleek lines. Dainty vases with flowers bring a natural facet to the space and complements the natural, Roman shades. A little cup with a seal image, acting as a toothbrush holder, adds a whimsical touch.