Take it // Leave it

November 14, 2016

Time to play my favorite game of TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT! It’s been awhile and I’m genuinely interested to see how everyone feels about…*drum roll please*… INTERIOR WINDOWS. Do we love em? Hate em? Just tolerate them? Do you think I should incorporate some for upcoming clients comin’ up? Hmmm… All these things to think about…

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  1. In the right house I’m sure they would be stunning, but I think in general I would leave them. (Although I am often a sucker for transom windows…)

  2. I’m not a fan, even the stylishish ones above look odd to me. Internal glass doors I can live with, internal windows not so much.

  3. Oh I love them in some cases, over the sink, sitting areas looking into family rooms, entry ways but not a fan in formal areas or bedrooms.

  4. LOVE them!! I really just took notice of them for the first time recently on a home tour. I thought they were so original and smart. I named them “best original detail” in my best-of post. Check them out here

  5. I love the black iron windows, 1, 2, 6, and 9. 3 is prett charming.Leave the white frames and when they look like a window in the house (as opposed to looking like a wall or door). And 12? Why would you want an interior window to your bedroom?

  6. I don’t like interior windows as an architectural feature except maybe when they are attached to an ensuite bathroom or home office that would otherwise not get any natural light and it that case, the window would have to be high up or if at viewing height, treated in some way to allow for privacy. In the case of a new build, I don’t see how these windows would ever be needed — it would most likely be in an older home reno where no other options are available. It’s a “make-work” solution.

    The bonus of interior windows is that they are not subject to weathering and insulations requirements and hence are less expensive.

  7. You’ve provided such beautiful examples, it’s hard to say no . . . but no 😉

    But you are the expert and I’m sure it will look great if you decide to do it! I just don’t like the feeling of separation they give, but that could just be me!

  8. The black iron crittal style ones are beautiful, but in reality… they would be a pain in the neck to keep clean and so cold/ echoey.

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