Look! Lattice Windows at Cottage Living's Idea House

Look! Lattice Windows at Cottage Living's Idea House

Abby Stone
Aug 19, 2008

Yesterday, we mentioned that we'd visited Cottage Living's Idea House over the weekend. As its name suggests, there were a lot of ideas that could easily be incorporated into any home and we blogged one trick we noticed for displaying trophies. Equally eye-catching were these two story windows in the dining room with their onion-dome tops, reminiscent of the spires of Moroccan mosques, and the lattice work, which acts as both screen and adds architectural interest. And, surprisingly, the latticework is a look that can be easily recreated in your own home...

Contrary to our first thought, the latticework is not a architectural detail that's part of the house but a detail that was added later. Constructed from plastic latticework available at Home Depot, it was cut to fit the windows on the diagonal and then the center squares were cut out. We love the peekaboo quality and could easily see this as an alternative to conventional window treatments, even if your windows are not as dramatic as the ones shown here. Coincidentally this month's Domino Magazine uses latticework on the walls to add architectural interest to an otherwise plain room.

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