3 Modern Stained Glass Ideas for Any Home

Posted August 12th, 2021 by Martin Faith

Stained glass is making a comeback!  That’s right, more than ever before, people are opting to put stained glass windows into their San Antonio homes.  Stained glass makes a great design element. It can be bright and bold or more subtle and elegant.  It is totally customizable too.  This means no matter what style of home you own, Tudor, Victorian, or Mid-Mod, there is a stained glass window for you.  

Trending Stained Glass Styles

With so many stained glass window designs to choose from, picking the right one for your home can be challenging.  This is why we are highlighting designs that work with nearly any home in this city.  Read on to see some of the most common stained glass styles we produce for San Antonio customers looking for something modern.

Monochromatic Stained Glass For a Modern Flair

Using different hues of the same color is always striking and something we just love to do.  It is a subtle way to make a bold design statement with your home stained glass.  You can use monochromatic stained glass windows to match or contrast the decor in a room.  Either way, people will remember this unique and lovely color palette.

Crystal Clear And Textured Stained Glass

There is no more iconic stained glass window style than a mix of clear, textured, and beveled stained glass pieces. This type of combination is not only lovely.  It is also a way to get maximum privacy without any loss of natural light.  Best of all, clear, textured, and beveled stained glass will match any room in your home.  This means you can seamlessly add stained glass like this in any color room: blue, red, pink, beige, grey, and any other. 

 Geometric Stained Glass That Never Ages

Stained glass with geometric patterns is really in style right now.  We are frequently asked to make this style of stained glass window.  The interesting thing about this type of window is that they are nothing new.  They have been around for a long time.  From Victorian homes  Mid-Century Modern homes, geometric designs are very common.  For this reason, they are an excellent option for any home in this city.  This also means they will be in style for many years to come. 

 Interested in finding a modern stained glass window in your San Antonio home?  Reach out to us today for a free design consultation!

Sophisticated Stained Glass Privacy Solutions for the Bathroom of Your Austin Home

Posted January 9th, 2020 by Martin Faith
stained glass privacy austin bathroom

Have you ever started getting ready in your bathroom and felt uncomfortable because you don’t have any privacy? Chances are, none of your neighbors are watching. But it’s the principle of the matter. No one likes being exposed for all the world to see. Some parts of life are simply private.

If you’ve ever found yourself in this situation, then you’ll love these stained glass privacy solutions for Austin homes. Sophisticated enough for any modern bathroom, these stained glass additions are a sure way to get the discreet atmosphere and peace of mind you need.

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Stained Glass Design Ideas for Modern Kitchens

Posted December 13th, 2019 by Martin Faith

For kitchens in homes here in Fort Worth, there simply is not a better design accent than a lovely stained glass window. You may think of stained glass as something old and dated and not to be had in the modern home. However, stained glass, particularly in kitchens can be incredibly modern. Below we have listed some of our favorite uses of stained glass in kitchens and why we think it gives such a modern feel. 

Stained Glass Kitchen Cabinets

One of the most common uses for stained glass in kitchens is in cabinets. It is such an amazing aesthetic and truly eye-catching. The best part about stained glass as cabinet doors in kitchens is you get the modern open cabinet feel but with a little bit of coverage for anything that could look like clutter.

Stained Glass Kitchen Windows Over Sinks

The reason for stained glass over sinks in kitchens is to keep you from staring into your neighbors home or yard while doing your dishes. However, it just as well keeps your neighbor’s eyes out of one of the most “lived” in parts of your home. This is a place where you can really get creative and modern with stained glass in your kitchen. Nothing looks better with a crisp white modern decor in a home kitchen than the clean lines and stand-out pops of color–than stained glass.

 

Stained Glass Room Divider

A lot of people have kitchens that are open to a living area or dining room. This is an amazing setting for entertaining but often hard to divide seamlessly. Stained glass panels are the perfect addition to give you the slightest bit of separation and a ton of modern style! Bold, innovative and incredibly contemporary–stained glass room dividers are fast coming into vogue.

For more information on stained glass for your modern Fort Worth home, contact us at Scottish Stained Glass today!

A Closer Look At Medieval Stained Glass And Its Significance

Posted December 13th, 2019 by Martin Faith

Medieval stained glass is uniquely colored and painted glass from the medieval period in Europe from the 10th century to the 16th century. A lot of this period of stained glass was made up of picture representation of saints, biblical scenes and rich iconography. While the reason for this is not exactly clear, the emerging color technology for stained glass at the time was surely a factor for this style. One of the first examples of colored window glass dates from 800–820 from excavations at the Abbey of San Vicenzo in Volturno, Italy. The medieval period, rich in colored stained glass, soon followed–less than 200 years later. [3

The Colors of Medevil Stained Glass

So, exactly what type of color was used that was so hallmarked to this period and place in stained glass history? Quite a few actually. Most of them actually stemming from impurities in the silica used for making the stained glass panels–some intentional–some not.

Medieval Blue Soda Glass

One of the most brilliant colors in Medieval stained glass is the blue soda glass. The early medieval glass was soda-based. Although quickly replaced with Forest glass there has been blue soda stained glass found in UK excavations at Old Sarum, Winchester and even some in France.

Red and Green Medieval Stained Glass

Green and red stained glass were likely made by adding copper– in the form of ore or copper filing.  Although the impurities in stained the silica alone usually accounted for a slight amber hue–this process allowed for deeper more pronounced red and oranges especially.

Silver Stain Medieval Stained Glass

In the early Medieval period, bold but still mostly clear glass was created by carefully controlling the furnace conditions to make them appropriate for reducing or oxidizing the area. However, later in the Medieval period (the 14th century) silver stain was introduced which made it possible to create a wider variety of glass hues.

The Importance of Medieval Stained Glass

Although Medieval stained glass windows were made long ago, they have had a huge impact on the modern glass we see today. This was the first era that not only introduced color into stained glass but rapidly developed many of the same colors we use today. Furthermore, with the use of color, this period in time ushered in an era of life-like representations of people, places, and things–not unlike much of what we see in stained glass today.

For more information on stained glass or to get a stain glass windows designed for your Colorado Springs home, contact us here at Scottish Stained glass today!

Beautiful Examples of Stained Glass to Visit In Europe

Posted December 11th, 2019 by Martin Faith

Planning a trip to Europe to soak in some culture? Good for you! Being the company of a European area immigrant we absolutely adore the stained glass culture abroad that so greatly influences our work. And while we may be a little partial to Scottish works of stained glass art–it’s also very true that there is stellar stained glass across the world and all over Europe. So, if you happen to be traveling to any of the locations below, be sure to check out some of the most notable stained glass in the area.

Germany

The Augsburg Cathedral: Romanesque church built in the late 11th Century these windows are one of the oldest examples in situ are. Containing portraits of Moses, Daniel and other biblical figures prophets are elegantly depicted surrounded by marvelous marble borders.

 

France

Christ of Wissembourg: Another example of ancient stained glass this work of art was also constructed in the late 11th Century. While not the same type of beautiful as towering cathedral stained glass–the rich history makes it well worth seeing.  A perfect example of why stained glass is often referred to as the “poor man’s bible” This striking portrait of Christ likely came from a Benedictine abbey in the north of Alsace and was likely used to tell the story of Christ’s love. However, it now sits in a museum to help preserve it for future generations.

Spain

La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona: This stunning work by architect Antoni Gaudí, dominates the Barcelona skyline–in a good way. It is a breath of fresh air in its light contemporary style and contains a glorious rainbow of abstract stained-glass windows. Still incomplete, the windows are in their final stage of construction and due to be completed by 2026, exactly a century after Gaudí’s death.

 

 

We love and appreciate stained glass windows so much because we are stained glass artists ourselves. If these designs intrigued you and you are looking for your Houston home or church, contact us at Scottish Stained Glass in Houston today.

Stylish Ways to Add Stained Glass to Your Custom Home

Posted December 11th, 2019 by Martin Faith

When it comes to stained glass–nearly everybody’s minds goes to church. And of course, they do–stained glass is a somewhat ubiquitous feature on churches and chapels around the world. However, stained glass is something that goes well in many locations you may not have even imagined like restaurants, retail stores and, as outlined in this blog–custom homes. That’s right, stained glass is a fantastic way to take your home from plain to 100% your personality. You can use stained glass in any room and have nearly endless colors and styles to choose from! Read below about a couple of ways to add stained glass to your Denver custom home that really makes an impact and expresses your personal style at the same time.

Stained Glass Panels: Stained glass panels used to be something that customers came to us in order to get a personalized gift or sometimes a family crest. While this is a great application for stained glass–a stained glass panel can be so much more. Durable and able to be hung anywhere in your Denver custom home, you can get a modern stained glass panel to sit on an entire wall of your home–just look at the amazing entryway panel below!

 

Modern Stained Glass Designs: Stained glass has some fairly old and traditional roots. However, the designers of stained glass today are changing all that and really bringing some exciting things to the table. From Prairie Style throwback pieces that look as modern today as they did 80 years ago to totally new mixed material pieces–a stained glass renaissance is upon us! This means you are able to totally customize a stained glass accent window on your home to take it from cookie-cutter to custom!

Stained Glass Lighting: While stained glass lamp shades and lighting fixtures may seem a little outdated–the truth is, when done right they are truly ageless. Take for instance the Tiffany stained glass lampshade that recently sold at auction for 3 million dollars. This lampshade was over 80 years old and as relevant today as it was when it was created so long ago. Therefore, when considering custom lighting, don’t discount the power of an ageless art form used to make your Denver home truly custom.

For more information on custom stained glass creation in Denver be sure to reach out to us a Scottish Stained Glass in Denver today!

Modern Stained Glass Design for Colorado Springs Homes

Posted September 12th, 2019 by Martin Faith

Of course, stained glass is something you, and most other people, associate with churches. You aren’t wrong to think of towering chapel windows when you imagine stained glass. However, there is an exciting new trend in commercial and home design–using stained glass in modern homes. It makes sense when you think about it–given the timeless geometry typical to stained glass. Plus, you can incorporate a variety of colors into stained glass to give any room the pop of style it is lacking. The possibilities for stained glass used in a modern fashion are endless. Just look below at some of the best Pinterest images we found!

Kitchen Cabinet Stained Glass

When it comes to making your kitchen modern but still very elegant–stained glass is the way to go! Just look at this simple but stylish stained glass kitchen cupboard. The clear glass lets you see what is in each one but the lovely sweeping design blocks you from seeing any real clutter. This type of look while trendy–will never go out of style.

Modern Stained Glass Dividers

For a stylish way to break up a room or create intricate enclosed areas in your home, stained glass is an old tool which can be modernized. Just take a look at the lovely room divider made from stained glass below. By using a rather geometric abstract pattern, instead of a more life-like, curving one–this home goes from plain to intriguing. Plus, the stained glass is semi-private. Making it perfect for a home office area or reading nook.

Modern Stained Glass Bathroom Windows

In the past bathroom windows made from stained glass have been fairly standard. Usually a mix of textured and beveled glass with a pop of color here and there. But it’s time for a new look in an era of evolving tastes. This abstract and simply stunning modern stained glass window is the look of the future–and we love it!

For more information on modern stained glass for your Colorado Springs home, reach out to us at Scottish Stained Glass today!

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