Architect Dominique Lobjois of De Bilt Homes uses VELUX skylights to create air flow in the homes she designs. Air movement and natural light are essential to creating a retreat from everyday life. In the modern farmhouse profiled in this video, she placed the skylight at the top of the stairwell. When it’s open along with a window below, a soft breeze wafts through the house, making air conditioning unnecessary. Natural light from the skylight also creates a design feature in the stairwell: it brings out the texture of the sisal-covered steps and the wood grain of cedar plank wall. Find more skylight inspiration at whyskylights.com.