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Montage: 20 Room Changing Windows

Windows are always good. My first apartment in New York was a grim little one bedroom on a charming, brownstone-lined block, with windows that looked onto an air shaft. Being on the first floor, I had to stick my head out and look way up, in hopes of ascertaining the weather. I remember hanging out an investment banker friend’s apartment to watch the marathon, a sleek highrise with windows all around, and realizing that windows make all the difference.

I’ve since lived in much better places, all with much-improved window situations, though I still suffer from window envy. We have a great bow window with an architecturally appealing city street view in our living room but tour bedrooms are underground. The window situation is kinda dismal down there.

In three of the places that I’ve (c0)-owned, we put in new windows during renovations. I always start out thinking that it’s a boring use of a lot of money, but I guess I’ve since learned a lot about windows. Good windows certainly muffle noise and keep out chill (we had FROST on our windowsill INSIDE when we first moved to Boston).  We recently upgraded the living room and family room windows; being able to open the windows, especially in the city, is huge. (Thanks honey for your insistence.)

I’d love to be able to open some of the windows we have high up in the stairwells in the house on the Cape. They are functional double hung windows, though way out of reach. I never really thought about it, but apparently you can get automatic window openers for hard to reach places, from companies like Rocburn Ltd. Perhaps worth pursuing.

Before getting caught up in the boring mechanical details, let’s turn to aesthetics. I’ve posted a bit about windows before, including Tubs With a View and Houses With Colorful Window Trim. Following up on Rooms With Spectacular Windows, here are 20 more spaces with windows that are space-changers. Living with soaring, expansive windows, and all that light would be heavenly.

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Architect  William O’Brien Jr.

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Strata Arkitektur

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Givone Home  •  Red Field Photography

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Nanna Lagerman  •  Philip Karlberg Photography  •  Elle Interiör

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Conrad Gargett Riddel Architecture

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Studio Four

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Wingardh Arkitektkontor

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Michaela Scherrer

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Carrier and Company •   Specht Harpman Architects  •  Architectural Digest

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Mount Fuji Architects Studio

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David Jameson Architects

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David Jameson Architect

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Michael Habachy

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Ouriço Architecture

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Olga Freyman  •  Afflante

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AOME Architects

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Photo by Jean Pierre Verger  •  Cote Maison

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Marie Claire Maison

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Montage: 34 Rooms with Art on Bookshelf Fronts

By now you know we have a lot of artwork. We’ve been diligent about hanging, but there are plenty of pieces propped against the wall, and worse, hiding in cabinets and behind furniture, but in some cases we’ve gotten creative. While we haven’t hung art on the fronts of our built in bookshelves, I did recently grab a hammer and nail to hang a lovely nude drawing by Chaim Gross on the frame of the bay window in the living room. I love the way it adds a touch of color and movement to an otherwise bland surface. (The blinds have got to go.)

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My Back Bay living room

In related news, my second blog post for Wayfair went live today: “8 Ways to Display Art.” Today’s post is taken from tip #6: Be Brave with Bookshelves. Here are 34 rooms that do just that. Would you try it? Here’s a secret. . . we mounted our flat screen television to the bookshelves in the family room. Didn’t think the shelves would still be functional, but they’re actually fine for DVDs.

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Skona Hem

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Blair Voltz Clarke • Lonny

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Jan Showers

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Home of chef Alex HitzHouse Beautiful

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Home of designer Lindsey BondHouse Beautiful
Photograph by  Jonny Valiant

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Michael S. SmithElle Decor

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Home of Bruce Glickman and Wilson Henley
Elle Decor

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Carrier & CompanyElle Decor
Photographed by William Waldron

CELERIE KEMBLE LIBRARY WITH ABSTRACT ART

Celerie Kemble

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Photographed by Tria Giovan

Restoring a House in the City by Ingrid Abramovitch-G.P

Restoring a House in the City by Ingrid Abramovitch

MILES REDD PINK AND BLACK ROOM

Miles Redd

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Eric Cohler

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Pottery Barn

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Mr. Peacock • Design*Sponge

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Fernando Bengoechea of Markham Roberts

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Lonny

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Lonny

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Home of Libertine clothing designer Johnson Hartig
LA Times

KATIE RIDDER BLUE BUILT IN BOOKSHELVES

Katie Ridder

KATIE LYDON DINING ROOM LIBRARY BOOKSHELVES

Katie Lydon

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Elle Decor

20X200 FOR WEST ELM AFFORDABLE ARTWORK

20×200 for West Elm

GREEN WALLS WITH BLUE BACK BOOKSHELVES

Canadian House & Home

Douglas Friedman for Domino Magazine

Domino

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Domino

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Domino

PURPLE PAINTED BUILT IN BOOKSHELVES HARPER

Lindsey Coral Harper, LCH Interiors

BOOKSHELF HEADBOARD ABSTRACT ART BHG

Better Homes & Gardens

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL CAROL CURTIS SARAH NORWOOD GUEST ROOM

Carol Curtis and Sarah Norwood • House Beautiful

VICTORIA PEARSON LIBRARY WHITE ARMCHAIRS

Photographed by Victoria Pearson for Martha Stewart

TAMZIN GREENHILL BLACK WALLS BOOKSHELVES STUDY

Tamzin Greenhill

 

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Montage: 40 Painted Built-In Bookshelves

Montage: 32 Interiors with Nude Artwork

Montage: 44 Interiors with Oversize Artt

 

 

 

 

 

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