Because the residents of this San Francisco renovation wanted lighting “to fade away,” the home makes the most of natural light and minimizes fixtures. Each room has two sources of daylight, usually in the form of floor-to-ceiling windows and skylights. Fluorescent lights integrate into the surface of the skylights so they don’t protrude into the space.
The west side of a cabin in the Netherlands is clad with six shutters made of horizontal, western red cedar slats that can be opened or closed with a single movement. "We wanted it to be able to feel cozy when needed," Oostenbruggen says.
The bedroom within a multifamily structure boasts sweeping views of Seattle. “Incorporating volume and natural light into the interior was so important to us,” says architect Tiffany Bowie.
Gray Organschi Architects left this vacation home open to wide views of Long Island Sound and the surrounding landscape.
This living-dining room overlooks San Francisco and the Bay beyond. The Safari chair was designed by Jens Quistgaard. Michael Thonet chairs are paired with a walnut table by Anthony Marschak for Original Timber Co.
San Francisco–based designer Maca Huneeus created her family’s weekend retreat near Lake Tahoe with a relaxed, sophisticated sensibility. The bathroom has a striking picture window.
The wrought-iron spiral staircase in a Montreal home leads to the rooftop terrace and basks under a skylight.
In this open living-dining area, a sofa by Antonio Citterio joins a Metropolitan chair and ottoman, all from B&B Italia. A Big Bang fixture from Foscarini hangs above the dining room table, which is surrounded by chairs from Ligne Roset.