The windows design set the vibe of the a room, making it feel modern or classic, open or intimate.
An impartial palette and floor-to-roof courtins highlights the huge windows in this ASH NYC–designed Manhattan duplex, which is beside the High Line.
“I stayed in a house in Provence with lattice work on the windows, and I love how it filtered the light and created such a special atmosphere,” says Sara Story of the breakfast room at SK Ranch, her home in Texas Hill Country. “I needed to reproduce it here. This room is southern facing, so the wood screen works flawlessly.” The space includes a Paavo Tynell metal and glass chandelier from Craig Van Den Brulle, hanging over a custom DLV Designs table and vintage Thonet seats.
“This room was built as a china room,” Allan Greenberg Architect says of a space in this 1760s Connecticut home that the firm recreated after the interior was ruined by a fire. “However, the large windows provide so much light to the room and make it such a wonderful place to be in, that it is also used as a breakfast room. The glass-faced cabinets reflects the design of the windows, and the white oak wood flooring and Carrara marble countertops further brighten the room.
Kelly Behun designed the sky-high penthouse of this Rachel Viñoly tower on Park Avenue in Manhattan, which is the tallest residential building in the western hemisphere. The two-sided sofa and the carpet that follows its shape – are custom.,”The window seats serve as cozy rooms unto themselves,” Behun says, “the perfect perch from which to take in the cinematic views!” The room includes sconces from Van Den Akker, a side table from The Future Perfect and curtain textile from Holland & Sherry.
When Cullman & Kravis was designing this Palm Beach summer home, the mantra was, “if you love it, it will work.” That way of thinking is reflected in the bright pops of color and bold textiles, which contrast nicely with architectural details like the Gothic windows and beamed ceilings of this 1931 landmarked home by architect John Volk.
Low-slung contemporary furniture keeps the focus on the open views of the San Francisco Bay in this home by Aidlin Darling Design.
The rounded window in this London home sets a moody vibe, which Rafael De Cárdenas covered the walls in lavender linen. The space includes a pair of Christian Liaigre, which sit opposite a mohair sofa from Todd Merrill. The vintage sofa from Alan Moss is flanked by two Hervé Van der Straeten side tables from Maison Gerard.
“This massive house has floor-to-ceiling windows that embrace the views,” Nicole Hollis about this home she designed beside the architect Brooks Walker. “The owners also have a world-class contemporary art collection. The idea was to create a materials palette that matches with the surrounding hillsides that was also subtle enough not to compete with the art. The furnishings are made with exacting artisanship, but the view and the art are still the center of attention.” The space includes a pair of Jean-Michel Frank sofas and an Hervé Van der Straeten pendant lamp. The artwork is Wintery Forest, 2014, by Yang Yongliang.
“Upon the entryway of the grand salon at Château du Grand-Lucé, you are promptly struck by the magic sense of scale: the exquisite poise with which the architect balanced drama and intimacy,” designer Timothy Corrigan says of his home in France. “Three twenty-foot-tall double French windows and both form an outward-curving bay. You can’t help but be stopped in your tracks by the room’s majesty.” However, Corrigan says he wanted the room to feel “relaxed, comfortable and user-friendly,” so he chose pieces that would ensure the space “doesn’t look too studied or over-planned.”
“The corner projects to overlooking the water of the living room is a prime family meeting point for games or a light meal,” Michael Haverland says of this Shelter Island, New York, holiday home. “The sculptural Guzzini arc floor lamp is an appropriately large scale for the 23-foot high volume. The sinuous shape of Eero Saarinen Tulip chairs, and a vintage Richard Schultz Petal table for Knoll from Studio 111, contrast the strict regular grid of the thin, glamorous steel window mullion pattern, which is based on the proportion of windows of traditional Hamptons cottages.”
The living room windows in this Manhattan apartment by Sandra Nunnerley frame a view of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, so, to fits the residence’s design, the inspirations was by the feel of a luxurious ocean liner. The room includes Jindrich Halabala chairs with bentwood arms and Fontana Arte lighting.
Sunlight is reflected by the crystal chandelier in this Suzanne Kasler-designed home in Columbus, Georgia, whose living room features soaring arched windows.
Sunlight glints off the crystal chandelier in this Suzanne Kasler-designed home in Columbus, Georgia, whose living room features soaring arched windows.
The client of this chic apartment, located in one of Dallas’ luxury high-rise buildings, was looking for a chic space that combined elegance and lavishness with a feminine touch. Koket’s Nymph luxury chandelier is the cherry on top, perfectly adding hand crafted drama. The exotic and daring chandelier makes the dining room flirtatiously whimsical with a fanciful explosion of gold butterflies forming an alluring overblown silhouette.
The floor-to-ceiling windows of this double-height Tribeca triplex by Amy Lau highlight the Lindsey Adelman chandelier. The Vladimir Kagan sofa and pair of swivel chairs are custom.