Not only are these clever glazed screens, panels and partitions stunning design features in their own right, they are also transformative in creating a more intimate layout in an otherwise open space
IMAGE: THE COACH HOUSE, THE MODERN HOUSE
These gentle glass partitions retain the light, open feeling of this beautiful two-bedroom house in London, while shielding the dining area from the noise of the kitchen and creating a more intimate hosting space. The Coach House, designed by architect Matheson Whiteley, is currently on the market with The Modern House.
IMAGES: TOM’S HOUSE, HAM INTERIORS
The reclaimed Georgian glazed panelling here creates the illusion of space and allows the kitchen to benefit from the light flooding through the large sash windows in the living room. This beautiful art and antique-filled Victorian mansion block apartment is the home of Tom Cox, Co-Founder of hám interiors which specialises in timeless design and sourcing one-off items.
IMAGES: MARK LEWIS INTERIOR DESIGN / RORY GARDINER
“I’ve always thought there’s something romantic about a pantry,” interior designer Mark Lewis told us when we featured his beautiful family home and these images from his other design projects reinforce his love of the larder. Beautiful glazed doors and partitions keep the pantries distinct, yet without being separate, from the kitchen.
IMAGES: CITY VIEW HOUSE III, THE MODERN HOUSE
The scale and drama of this former bakery in East London is amplified with a largely open-plan layout. This large Crittall partition between the kitchen and nursery room is sympathetic to the bones of the building, yet creates a more practical, light-filled living space. City View House III is currently on the market with The Modern House.
IMAGE: BRITISH STANDARD
British Standard’s off-the-peg glass and blackened steel screens can be used anywhere in the home and work to fantastic effect here leading to a light and bright kitchen and from the kitchen to a windowless utility space. Ideal for dividing larger spaces in distinct zones, they come in clear or reeded glass.
IMAGES: DEVOL KITCHENS
This stunning ochre kitchen and living space at deVOL‘s New York showroom is expertly divided by a row of shaker cabinets topped with glass panelling in the same colour as the walls. The result is an intimate kitchen area adjoining a snug reading room that flows beautifully and retains a sociable quality, while also utilising the hanging lights in both spaces.
IMAGE: PLAIN ENGLISH
This soft sage green glazed partition, crafted by Plain English, blends seamlessly with the kitchen units below and offers valuable storage space for pans and utensils. It gives the kitchen a sense of containment while also allowing light to flow through the space.