transom windows

I am always a fan of rooms with lots of natural light, and transom windows are a great way to enhance that in any space. Stationary window panels over a door or window, transoms have been used that way (to add light as well as ventilation) for ages; they happen to be found in lots of the old, character-filled, classic homes I love. Just like my longing for a fireplace, someday I'd like to have a home with transom windows. Someday!

steven gambrel

coastal living

alice lane home

southern living

country living


southern living

apartment therapy


And to prove that transom windows don't have to be traditional, here's are a few gorgeous modern versions. They totally work in any style architecture. Which makes me love transoms even more.


style at home


Holly Gruszka said...

I love that last entryway - I have that image on my Pinterest board as well because I loved it so much.

Caro said...

The country living photo is making me rethink my dream of white kitchen cabinets. Thanks for sharing and for teaching me a new term!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

I agree, Casey! I'd love to add a few more when we remodel our kitchen.
Man, my "Kitchen Wish List" is getting long :(

My Many Moments said...

I never knew what those windows were called, all I do know is that I love them. I like the detail and how it brings in more light to a space. Great photos!

René said...

I want them all! Would love to add a transom window above the French doors in our kitchen. Great collection of inspiration!

Karen said...

I love our transom windows in our great room. I can close the blinds and still have privacy and light when needed. They'll be a nice addition to your dream home.