Mad About . . .

Mad About … Internal Windows

11th November 2013
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I love the idea of an internal glass window. It appeals the part of me that still loves Alice in Wonderland as one of my favourite books. I think it’s the idea that you can see into another room without being in that room.

I suppose, to be blunt, it appeals to a) my sense of nosiness (well I am a journalist) and b) my fear of missing out on something that’s going on (see point a).

Finances, and possibly husband, permitting, I would like to put an internal wall between the hall and the library. If I’m entirely honest that room doesn’t need more light but it’s, er, the only place in the house where there’s enough space for this feature and (possibly more to the point) the only place which wouldn’t involve actually removing a wall from a child’s bedroom.

Something like the picture above is the sort of thing I have in mind.

image from digsdigs.com

image from digsdigs.com

This kitchen above is a picture I return to again and again. I love simple monochrome colour scheme, warmed up with natural wood and enamel lights. And, of course, the metal windows that frame it.

internal steel windows

internal steel windows image by Maz Zambelli forElle Decor Italia

I like the way the owners of this house have created a glass wall to allow more light into one room.

Sadly, as it’s unlikely to happen in this house (and given that I am clearly never moving again) I shall have to continue to look at these images and imagine…

internal glass and steel door image from vtwonen.nl

internal glass and steel door image from vtwonen.nl photography by Jeroen van der Spek

Many of these internal windows are made from steel and they really frame the space as well as looking so much more modern than traditional white wooden casings.

internal window between bedroom and bathroom

internal window between bedroom and bathroom image from sistersagency.com

I posted about black windows and black doors a while back and many of you were very taken with the idea. So for those of you that didn’t see, or would like a reminder click on the links above.

internal window from elle decor italia

internal window from elle decor italia via lottaagaton.blogspot.com

This may be my perfect internal window. The mix of stunning high ceiling complete with plasterwork, industrial lighting and a black-framed, steel internal window is just perfect. I might add a faded Persian rug to the floor for a splash of gentle colour but that would be it.

But wait … I also love this:

internal glass wall from sistersagency

internal glass wall from sistersagency.com

To see more images like the one above, have a browse of my pinterest board













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  • lola 16th January 2015 at 12:18 pm

    hi – do you know any fitters in London of these amazing internal windows?!

    • Kate Watson-Smyth 18th January 2015 at 11:00 am

      I can’t recommend any personally as I don’t have any but I will investigate. In the meantime I think you will have to look online and get a few quotes and see who you like…

  • Will @ Bright.Bazaar 30th July 2013 at 10:14 am

    Couldn’t agree more! We shot this amazing warehouse in Copenhagen for my book that had an internal glass window between the kitchen and the main living area which encouraged light to flood the whole space – loved it.

    • Kate Watson-Smyth 30th July 2013 at 3:51 pm

      Sounds amazing! Am eyeing all my walls speculatively as I type. Might just have to buy your book at leave it open at that page … come back and tell us when it’s out!

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