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Stained Glass Panels Delight

victorian stained glass panel

victorian stained glass panel

Stained glass panels are a beautiful way to add a unique touch of creativity to your home. They bring together charming art forms, color and an exclusive and captivating play of light. These panels have been used since centuries and have added a touch of beauty to many ancient buildings, but most importantly churches, chapels and cathedrals etc. These days the colored glass panels are enjoying a place of pride in many homes with an added touch of a contemporary flare. The biggest advantage of stained glass is (which is also the core reason of its popularity since centuries) its ability to add privacy without blocking natural light. Stained glass windows look stylish, colorful and their contribution to the beauty of the whole area is immense. Not to mention the breathtaking hues which are showered around due to the play of light and color brought together in fascinating designs.

Stained glass panels are formed by using colored glass which has been cut into shapes and put together in the form of a mosaic to form a beautiful picture or pattern. To provide additional strength and stability to the whole piece, metal strips are soldered together so that the glass is held in place. The glass pieces which are put together are colored during the manufacturing process by addition of salts which impart different colors. This glass is then made into flat sheets which can then be cut using special glass cutters and pieced together as per the design. Many intricate patterns, designs and pictures can be created out of stained glass. In the churches etc they basically depict scenes from bible, in the modern homes they can be portraying beautiful flowers, trees, animals or appealing colorful geometric patterns.

Stained glass panels are most famously used for adorning the windows of modern day houses. However that is just one of its many uses. They also work great as sky light panels. The beauty of light filtering through the stained glass is absolutely exquisite. You can enhance the effect all the more by having “up lighting” to brighten them in the dark. They also work very well as a room divider screens. The kaleidoscope of colors that it offers will take the whole look and feel of your home to the next level. Have the stained glass panels installed near the entrance door and see how the hallway brightens with the natural light filtering through. You can also try the same for bathroom windows. Louis Tiffany gave an all new dimension to this art work when he designed lamps with stained glass. These are still in vogue and continue to reign as the symbol of style and artistic excellence. The Tiffany lamps are mostly made with opaque or milky glass. Some stained glass panels are made from textured glass too. It could be simply opaque or with a pebbly surface. Sometimes mirrors are also used for the same.

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Art Deco Stained Glass Windows

Art Deco Stained Glass Window Panel

Art Deco Window Panel

One of the most beautiful and striking stained glass styles out there today is the Art Deco style. The Art Deco style reached it’s height of popularity between the years 1925 and the 1940’s. Art Deco stained glass is unique in many ways, firstly, because it incorporates bright colors and also because it uses different geometric shapes as well as mathematical concepts intertwined within one another. Art Deco is also known for utilizing linear symmetry within the intricate designs. The Art Deco style integrates various shapes and colors such as flower and plant designs as well as butterflies and feminine figures. This uniqueness is what makes this stained glass style interesting and one-of-a-kind.

As of late, stained glass has had a resurgence in a big way with many people choosing to incorporate Art Deco stained glass in their homes and offices for a modern twist on traditional window coverings. The entire look of art deco stained glass is distinctive, and also conveys a feeling of artistic sensibility and exciting whimsy! Choose to utilize Art Deco stained glass in a foyer for the ultimate entryway that is worthy of attention and praise. Or instead, place art deco stained glass in a bathroom for an unexpected burst of color and beauty. The best aspect about art deco stained glass is that it looks great in any room of a home or office, and since it is stained glass, it always allows a beautiful light to shine through creating the most opulent appearance possible. Another great aspect about Art Deco stained glass is that it perfectly coordinates with a wide range of different decor styles, especially the modern and clean look of the newest furniture and wall designs. The best decor style to couple with stained glass is clean and streamlined in muted colors and shades such as white, cream, beige, and even black or charcoal. Wrought iron banisters perfectly match the look of Art Deco stained glass, as does traditional wood flooring in a dark grey shade, black shade, or even rich-looking deep cherry wood.

Visit our web site to see many more stained glass Art Deco window styles.  For a quote call (912)349-4077 or Email me: glassm2@yahoo.com

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