Up in the Sky….

I adore the way a skylight can change the light and feeling in a room.  It is an architectural element that I believe is hugely under-used.  Here are some lovely rooms with skylights that I have collected.

Wouldn’t it be lovely to have breakfast in this room all sunny and bright?

Having a glass ceiling would definitely go a long way to making this my dream kitchen.

This kitchen incorporates the same glass ceiling in a more rustic space. Beautiful!

Here a skylight is used to create a light and airy bathroom, but maintains complete privacy.

The skylight in this room offers some much needed sunlight. It would be very dark and dreary if the only light were from the small window.

This room combines the large floor to ceiling windows with a skylight. This would be a great application in a room where the you always have indirect sunlight and lush views.

A flat frosted glass ceiling could be used to add light where you don't necessarily have the greatest views or if privacy is an issue. This kitchen is simply lovely!

Yet another light filled kitchen, done extremely well!

Along with a skylight, this room utilizes Nanawalls, glass folding doors that fold completely away to make the change from outdoors to indoors nearly seamless.

In this commercial application, the skylight could actually be created using backlit glass or acrylic with lighting to simulate daylight behind. Very few offices have the roof access needed for skylights.

This room is simply gorgeous. I love the voluminous curtains, the deep shaggy rug and the thick beamed glass ceiling.

Do you have dreams of sleeping under the stars?  Aren’t these windows a great way to feel like you live among the clouds?

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About sanctuaryhome

The Sanctuary Home blog was created in May 2009 to augment my interior design business, Jamie Foley Interiors. Below is the design philosophy that guides my business and this blog. A beautiful house isn’t a home unless it speaks to its occupants and fits their lifestyle in appropriate and unique ways. I believe that design can be approached in two ways. The first is from the gut, what feels right. The second is from a logical methodical perspective. I design using the second approach. I feel that having a reason why a piece is selected, having similar elements in the room or throughout the home makes it feel unified even if the similarities are not obvious to the casual observer. It makes a home feel special and contemplative. Building the interior of a home is a process. I create a plan for investment pieces that will last a lifetime, filling in with less expensive, less important pieces that can be replaced when they wear out or look dated with additional investment pieces or of the moment trendy items that update the home. Using vintage or antique pieces with new grounds a home. If everything in a home is new, it feels like a model home, it has no soul. If you use all old pieces, if feels like you live in a garage sale. The beauty is in the mix. Creating timeless interiors involves using pieces from all design styles. It gives the home a layered look and allows a home to look as if the pieces have been acquired over time. Using furniture from all one style or period makes a home look fussy and intimidating. I look forward to working with clients with all budgets and design aesthetics to create a home that special to their family. I encourage clients to express their individuality throughout the entire design process, this ensures your home fits your needs and will delight you every time you walk through the door.
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