The light streaming through large porthole window adds a bright contrast to the dark gray paint on the wall, adding drama to the bar.
In this room, small focused views are used in lieu of artwork. An arrangement of metal-encased portholes create a unique composition on this wall.
A porthole window punctuates the pediment over these kitchen cabinets, creating a circle within a triangle.
This oversized porthole creates a focal point on this bathroom wall.
There is not a more appropriate window than a porthole for this industrial bathroom.
This new shingle-style home has many exterior embellishments, including two portholes punctuating the symmetrical peaks, with an eyebrow window between them.
Panes and extra molding around this porthole window give it a strong presence in this waterfront home.
This oversized porthole is an unexpected element in this modern bedroom. Its unique shape plays off the wall of glass and the skylight, as all three bathe the room in natural light and incredible views.
Porthole windows add to the fun of this nautical bedroom, making it feel like you're tucked in on a bunk on a ship.
Portholes can be used on interior walls, too. Here they provide a spot to peek through a wall that separates a playroom and a secret fort.
Portholes add a distinct architectural element to this shingle style poolhouse.
These windows also provide a design detail to other architectural elements. Here they add Art Deco style to these striking doors.
Here portholes are built right into a clawfoot tub, adding a fun peek-a-boo spot for little ones taking a bath.
Grownups can appreciate a porthole in the bathroom as well, in this case as an accent in the shower.