Top 5 Interior Glass Walls

We were all in shock when the trend hit in early 2017 and have been drooling over them since. Black powder coated steel framed glazed partitions. In other words, those beautiful black framed window walls that we are seeing in interior spaces. After the swoon faded, I discovered a very practical issue with these walls… Arent walls supposed to separate spaces and provide privacy? Well, not these ones. The goal of these window walls are to separate zones in space without compromising on light, still maintaining the open feel of the space. To prove it to you, I have rounded up our top 5 favorite PRACTICAL applications for these.

  1. Interstitial Spaces

 Designed by: De Rosee Sa

Designed by: De Rosee Sa

Interstitial spaces can be a pain to design. Often, they become this weird in-between space with no purpose other than to offer a transition in space. These glass walls offers a connection from the outside in, making a smoother and aesthetically pleasing transition.

2. Studio Dividers

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Anyone who has ever owned a studio apartment or condo knows the struggle of defining zones within a larger, open space. We have seen endless Ikea temporary hacks, but for those who are in it for the long run, this offers a solution that embraces your small space.

3. Quiet Zones

Since the development of open concept, our clients have come to us with lots of noise control issues. Families are finding that noise carries through the house in unwanted areas. No one wants to hear the kids playing cops and robbers while you’re trying to make a work call in our home office. These glazing walls offer create barrier between spaces, blocking some sound, and separating quiet spaces like your office.

4. Stair Railings

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It sounds contradictory to build a wall to open up the space, but this glazing wall offers a protective railing for the stairs without the cluttered, repetitive lines of balusters.

5. Messy Spaces

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There are some spaces, like mudrooms, that unfortunately receive a lot of light as they are connected to the exterior of the home, but get VERY messy. Frosted glass partitions offer a way to carry in that light without seeing the mess! This can be a great solution for spaces like kids play rooms, pantries, offices, etc.

This is a steel and glass wall we did for a modern condo in the West Loop to split the master bedroom from the main living area. We also had custom cast brass door handles made.

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Nesting Notes- Top 5 Bedroom Design Ideas

I am busy mom and business owner and am constantly on the go. When it comes to the end of the day, my favorite part is finally falling into bed! This is my wrap of top 5 bedroom design ideas. It should become your own personal haven.  Sleep tight!

 

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Don't be afraid to add a mix of pattern. A great way to do this in the headboard fabric and paired with bit of wallpaper. via sfgirlbay

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Keep it clean, light and fresh. This will give you a fresh start to everyday, although you may not want to get out of bed! by Jen Talbot Design

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I love crisp white bedding punctuated by color in other areas, such as rug and accent pillows. via Amber Interiors

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Embrace color! Don't afraid of color, just be smart about where you apply the brush. Be sure to edit and mix in textures as well as color.  by Charlotte Lucas via Dominio

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Focus the room on an amazing vintage find and then let rest fall into the background. I simply love this headboard and how it got to be the star in the room. Thumbs up! via The Decorista