interior architectural statements using windows and doors

October 31, 2012

Hi! Amy here from Eye See Pretty and I am thrilled to be guest posting on the Fieldstone Windows and Doors blog. Anyone who knows me knows I love to use conventional items in unconventional ways. My motto is why be predictable?

Unexpected architectural features can make such a statement and add visual interest to a builder’s box space. The kitchen pass-through made of old factory windows in Nate Berkus’ New York apartment not only provides some unique detail but also allows light to pass through to the rest of the space. So much more interesting than just a regular opening.

Another view of the space from the adjoining room. P.S. Doesn’t Nate have an impeccable sense of style? Love how his rooms look like they evolved over time rather than decorated from a showroom.

Thom Filicia also used windows in an interesting way at his lake house. I love how the slightly industrial safety glass windows contrast with the more refined furnishings. Again, more of the unexpected…

This photo has been in my inspiration photos for years. It is one of my absolute favourite spaces and will be happening in a future house at some point. I love, love, love how a library space is carved out of quiet corner in the kitchen using windows and french doors. It defines a portion of the open floor plan without completely being cut off from the action. What a great spot to curl up with a coffee and a good book.

Bob and Cortney Novogratz use unexpected elements with the best of them. I love how they have incorporated garage doors into their Manhattan town house. Talk about bringing the outdoors in!

Another shot of their fabulous home using garage doors but this time off the lower level family room.

And last but not least, our very own Tommy Smythe. Tommy created a unique mirrored door to hide his TV using antique French windows. Not only does it provide a great feature in the space but also reflects the light around the room.

Well, I hope I’ve provided some inspiration for using conventional items in unexpected ways in your own space. Thinking outside the box shows off your own personal style and creates a one of a kind look!

Photos via 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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