How smart is this? Using glass on the stairs leading the third floor allowing the light from the roof skylight to filter down to the first floor. Love!
As you can tell I’m a fan of incorporating glass in home decor for so many reasons, but the biggest reason is it’s reflectivity and light quality it gives to a room. One of the biggest design flaws in a space is forgetting about the presence of light (both natural and artificial). Think about how you feel on bright, sunny day and now translate this feeling into a space in your home. Yes! It’s the same feeling. Light makes a room feel better, ‘lighter’, often times more comfortable and more organic. Glass helps brighten a room with it’s translucent and reflective qualities. It can enhance views and visually expand a room.
I’m not so sure how many of us are able to install a glass staircase into our space, but adding in glass furniture in an existing space is VERY doable. The remaining part of this post I’m going to focus on how we can incorporate glass furniture to help brighten our home. My focus will be on something most of us all want or need in our home…desk space and coffee tables.
Starting with office space. How many of you wish they had a proper home office (Me! Me! Me!)? Have a home office, but it’s very small and/or have a work space that you want to keep open, clean and uncluttered? Well, if you have small office space or want a work space to have an open feeling have you thought about a glass desk? Especially if you have storage space with a nearby cadenza and/or bookshelves to store things…a glass desk might be the perfect fit for you! Also, glass desks often can seamlessly be incorporated into a room that is NOT formally an office. Here are some of my favorite spaces that illustrates some of these ideas.
Moving on…..most of us can relate to needing or wanting a coffee table. Do you have…a small space? a pattern rug? Big pieces of furniture (i.e. oversized sofa, piano etc…) and need something to balance the room? Views to enjoy? If so, have you considered a glass coffee table?
In one of my recent projects we incorporated this glass oval coffee table in a multi-functional, yet small living room. It reveals the bold, green damask rug and reflects the natural light that comes into this space perfectly.
For a minute, I urge you to forget about your personal design style/taste and take a look at these stunning glass coffee tables that I’m admiring today. Can you see how the glass coffee table in each of these very different spaces enhances the room? From enhancing an incredible view, the light in the space, the functionality or the style of the room to helping visually expand the room and/or providing balance to the room or just adding the kick of personality to the space that it needed. Do you see what I see? Check it out!
This glass table lends a sculptural,yet functional piece to the room, yet allows the views to be unobstructed.
Well, I hope this post gives you some ideas how you can brighten your space using glass. Tell me…what ways have you incorporated glass in your home? Any unique ways that you can share with me and our fellow blog readers?
May your ‘glass’ always be half full.
Until next time…