7 Times Skylights Stole the Show
Take any room in your home from ordinary to bright and cheery with natural light from skylights. See seven designs that show how decorating with daylight from above truly transforms any space.
The owners of this renovated mid-century modern home in California longed for an outdoor eating area, so the design team specified a 14.5-by-6.5-foot retractable skylight over the dining room, which brings in sunshine and provides natural ventilation.
A pitched bedroom in Slovenia features a custom storage unit made of white-painted MDF panels that doubles as a headboard. The skylight overhead offers light without sacrificing privacy.
A vaulted ceiling capped with a skylight creates “spatial impact” in an Illinois renovation.
In the renovated bathroom, a freestanding bathtub sits beneath a skylight that runs the width of the room. A large mirror hangs above the vanity, which is outfitted with a butcher-block countertop. Black mosaic tiles were used on the floor.
At the top of the stairs in a San Francisco house, a panorama of the Glen Park neighborhood is revealed.
This minimalist bathroom boasts Cararra marble surfaces, Hansgrohe faucets and shower fixtures, and a skylight by Velux.
There’s ample fenestration in a renovated Italian farmhouse. “You can feel the seasons changing here,” says the resident. “I grew up three miles from here, outside in nature. This is a house for experiencing life.”
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