1. Leaded glass. These beautiful leaded glass windows lend a moody, dramatic air to this Arts and Crafts–style room. Though these kinds of windows aren’t for everyone, they are a wonderful example of how the design of a room can be incorporated into the windows.
2. Metal screens. Water jet–cut aluminum screens cast swirling arabesques of shadow and light on these floor-to-ceiling windows.
3. Sculptural screening. An algae-inspired sculpture hangs in front of a window wall like curtains here, adding interest and texture to this bright loft space.
4. Privacy patterns. This intricate stained glass pattern not only provides privacy in this very traditional room, but it softens the harsh sunlight to protect the delicate woods and fabrics.
5. Ethnic roller shades. Roller shades printed with a Moroccan zellige pattern add ethnic interest to this spare loft, while assuring privacy from neighbors.
6. Metal-framed doors. Factory-style metal doors take a no-nonsense, geometric approach to fenestration. The raw metal frames are reminiscent of Mondrian paintings.
7. Round stained glass. A contemporary, colorful stained glass oculus is the focal point of this very white space. It’s a bold choice and a successful one.
8. Patterned shades. Tucked behind full-height ecru draperies, a patterned shade adds just the right touch of interest to this serene bedroom. Note that it doesn’t match the link-patterned carpet, but is an equal companion to it.
9. Laser-cut panels. This is a bold new take on the classic café curtain: laser-cut wood panels that slide over the windows to provide privacy and light control. Roll them onto the blank wall and they become art pieces.
11. Screens. Lacy screens have been used for centuries in hot desert climates to create cool, sun-dappled interiors. The same approach is used to great effect in this dressing room and closet. The Delia solar shade filters the light and provides privacy.