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!
alice lane home
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