Justin and Hailey Bieber use this simple technique to increase natural light in their home – the effect is stunning

This almost-obvious method opens and brightens the couple's home, but it's especially impactful in their kitchen

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Are glass doors still in style? If 'it' couple Justin and Hailey Bieber's home is anything to go off of, then yes, they are. The musician and model's house features doors paneled in small glass windows between their living room and kitchen. 

While this feature can sometimes look dated, this isn't the case in Justin and Hailey's home. Instead, the technique creates an incredibly stylish and functional effect.

The look is gaining popularity firstly because Justin and Hailey's design is an easy way to make a house lighter. 'Paned glass window doors create a visual connection between rooms while maintaining distinct space,' says Artem Kropovinsky, interior designer and founder of Arsight. He continues, 'They let the natural light stream freely, thus enhancing the openness and airiness of the interiors.'


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Artem Kropovinsky

Based in New York, Artem Kropovinsky, founder of Arsight, has a decade of extensive and considerable global design experience. Prioritizing minimalism, sustainability, and authenticity, Artem, alongside his team of professionals, works on projects in the US and worldwide.

Furthermore, this version of a glass partition wall is especially effective for use between a living room and a kitchen design. Artem states: 'These doors make a perfect combination between separation and integration across a living room and a kitchen. They control sounds from kitchens as well as smells but still maintain connectivity in terms of designs for dwelling places.'

Jennifer Ebert, digital editor at Homes & Gardens, adds: 'In terms of rhythm in interior design, these doors are a great option. They minimize sound transmission between rooms but allow for the passing of light and let you see what's in the next room over.  This helps to create a wonderful flow in your space.'

Jennifer Ebert
Jennifer Ebert

Jen is the Editor (Digital) of Homes & Gardens. Before starting this position, she had completed various interior design courses at KLC Design School, as well as working across Ideal Home, LivingEtc, 25 Beautiful Homes and Country Homes & Interiors as an interiors writer.

Furthermore, glass-paneled doors inside the house are predicted to be a 2024 interior design trend. Artem says, 'There’s no doubt this design feature is catching on, it meets contemporary demand for open-plan living that also recognizes defined areas, making it both stylish and functional.'

As debates rage on about open-concept living rooms versus more traditional 'closed' spaces among design aficionados, glass doors strike a perfect middle ground. If open plan goes out of style, this light-filled option will still be here.

Sophie Edwards
News Writer

I am a London-based News Writer at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture with a particular focus on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand based in Fairfield County, CT. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.