Should I Repair My Victorian Stained Glass Windows or Get New Ones?

Posted August 30th, 2021 by Martin Faith

If you own a Victorian home in this Houston that has stained glass windows, the odds are it needs repair or restoration. This is because stained glass needs repair or restoration about every 80-100 years and the Victorian period was over 100 years ago. Many homeowners come to us wondering if their Victorian home stained glass is worth repairing.  We always encourage people to have their vintage stained glass repaired rather than removed.  Read below to find out why.

Victorian  Stained Glass Is has Monetary Value

While it may not seem like much, the Victorian stained glass could be worth quite a bit of money.  This depends on a few variables like the quality of the restoration and the housing market. However, Victorian stained glass in the US is getting increasingly rare. This means the value of these antique windows will likely continue to rise and your  Houston home price along with it.  While the value of each window is unique, you can expect it to appraise for at least 4x that of a new stained glass window!  

Victorian Vintage Stained Glass Is Historical Value

Since Victorian stained glass is an antique, it has monetary value.  However, it also has historical value too. The historical value can come from who built the stained glass windows.  It can also come from the types of materials that were used to create your Victorian stained glass window.  Finally, the location of your home and/or who commissioned the original window have a big influence on the historical value.   This means  By keeping and restoring the stained glass you are doing your part to keep a part of Houston’s history alive. 

No matter what you decide to do with your Victorian home’s stained glass, you should start by getting it inspected and/or appraised to find out who made it and when and to access any damage.  Contact us today for pricing and to schedule an appointment. 

Comparing Stained Glass Styles for your Fort Collins Home

Posted August 12th, 2021 by Martin Faith
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Stained glass windows are a lovely ornament feature as well as a practical choice that can add functionality to your home. For areas that need privacy like bedrooms, entryways, and bathrooms, stained glass is an excellent option because it reduces visibility without blocking light. In kitchens and dining areas, it makes a great showpiece and can also be added to cabinet doors to hide clutter.

When comparing stained glass styles for your Fort Collins home, it’s important to choose a design that complements your architecture and existing décor. Below, we’ve listed some of our favorite options. Read More

Which Stained Glass Styles Are Best for My Home?

Posted April 22nd, 2021 by Martin Faith
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If you’ve ever visited a church with stained glass, you know exactly how captivating these eye-catching and enchanting works of art can be. As the sunlight pours through the glass, the colors, textures, and layers of paint are beautifully illuminated, giving the artwork a realistic, lifelike appearance.  Read More

A Closer Look at Medieval Stained Glass and Its Importance

Posted December 11th, 2019 by Martin Faith
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There is perhaps no type of stained glass more well-known than Medieval Stained Glass. The Medieval period was not only when stained glass reached its highest popularity, but also when it evolved the most.

Artists of this time developed valuable solutions that became forever important to the future of glassmaking. Without these crucial developments, stained glass windows as they are today would not exist. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at Medieval Stained Glass and its evolution.

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What Is Dalle Stained Glass?

Posted November 24th, 2019 by Martin Faith
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You’ve heard of Mackintosh, prairie style, art deco, and many other types of stained glass. But have you ever heard of Dalle Stained Glass? As a Denver resident, you’re no stranger to the beauty of stained glass windows. They’re part of so many of our historic churches and homes, especially in the Capitol Hill, Wash Park, and Congress Park neighborhoods.

But even in Denver, where stained glass can be found in abundance, “Dalle Stained Glass” is still an unfamiliar term to many. While it may be one of the lesser-known types of stained glass, it’s nonetheless one of the most beautiful. Here are a few of the distinct features that make this stained glass style unique.

Dalle Stained Glass – How It’s Made

Dalle Stained Glass windows are made in a similar manner to other types of stained glass. They employ the use of colorful glass and a frame or binding mechanism. Just like many other types, Dalle Stained Glass windows often contain images of landscapes, people, or religious symbols. However, what’s unique about Dalle de Verre is that the glass pieces are much thicker in size.

Traditional stained glass windows are made of glass fragments that are about the same width as an ordinary window pane. Dalle de Verre, on the other hand, is made from thick chunks of glass. This makes the colors more intense when the light shines through them.

Common Uses for Dalle de Verre

Dalle de Verre is used for many different types of buildings, including churches, homes, museums, hotels, libraries, and more. But perhaps some of the most common applications for Dalle Stained Glass in Denver include:

  • Bathroom windows and cabinets
  • Shower doors
  • Church sanctuaries
  • Hanging glass art panels
  • Kitchen and dining areas
  • Add Dalle Stained Glass to your Denver Home or Building

    Call Scottish Stained Glass today to get your very own Dalle Stained Glass window for your Denver home, church, or building.

    What Makes Dalle Stained Glass Unique?

    Posted November 22nd, 2019 by Martin Faith

    If you have Dalle stained glass on or in your Fort Collins home or business, you likely know it is different from other types of stained glass but perhaps not why. As it turns out, Dalle stained glass is a very unique expression of the traditional stained glass art form with some pretty significant differences. Below we compare traditional stained glass to Dalle stained glass so you can get an idea about what sets the two apart.

    The Age of the Stained Glass Craft

    Dalle Stained Glass: was invented in the early part of the 20th century–making it about 100 years old. Furthermore, we have a pretty good understanding of who invented and pioneered this stained glass method.

    Traditional Stained Glass: this stained glass artform is old, if not ancient. Some traditional stained glass was even made over 100 years ago and we have no real idea who first made it or where.

    The Thickness of the Stained Glass

    Dalle Stained Glass: is very thick– sometimes well over 1” thick. It is made in big blocks and then sawed or hammered into size.

    Traditional Stained Glass: is much thinner–today’s production glass is about 1/8″ thick. It is usually made the same size as the panel that will hold it and is thin enough to sand and cut with a glass cutter.

    Type of Stained Glass Support Structure

    Dalle Stained Glass: is held in place by a thick concrete and epoxy frame that is poured onto the glass as it sits in a sand box. This makes it incredibly sturdy.

    Traditional Stained Glass:  Is usually made in wood frames with metal supports and the glass panels are separated by lead caming that is soldered in. While not fragile–it is not nearly as sturdy as Dalle stained glass.

    The Restoration Process for the Stained Glass

    Dalle Stained Glass: Since the concrete and epoxy framing is so durable, this type of glass is very hard to repair and restore. The entire stone like frame needs to be chipped off and then re-poured–very time consuming and expensive.

    Traditional Stained Glass: Is much easier to remove and restore since lead caming is soft and can be peeled off. However, re-leading a traditional stained glass frame requires more artistry and care but requires less cleaning afterward.

    For more information on either of these stained glass artforms and restoration and repair–contact us at Scottish Stained Glass in Fort Collins today.

    Beveled Glass vs. Leaded Glass – What’s the Difference?

    Posted October 11th, 2019 by Martin Faith
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    If you’re looking for a way to up the privacy of your home, beveled and leaded glass windows are definitely the way to go. These unconventional privacy solutions not only will make your home look fantastic, but also provide just the right level of concealment so you can still soak up the sun, without having to worry about nosey neighbors and random strangers watching you.

    Both beveled and leaded glass windows are stunning choices for Fort Collins homes, but there are some differences between the two. In this article, we’ll discuss the main characteristics of each so you can decide which is the best option for you.

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    Greene and Greene Style Stained Glass For Your Fort Collins Home

    Posted September 12th, 2019 by Martin Faith

    Most people haven’t heard of Greene and Greene but almost has seen it. The Greene brothers had a classic and unmistakable style that often referenced nature. They spoke to people’s sense of unity with nature–which is why you see so much of their work in here in Fort Collins–where nature abounds. Their work is easy to pick out and as far as stained glass is concerned, easy to match with almost any home. From modern to craftsman the Greene and Greene style is a perfect fit and something worth considering for stained glass in your Fort Collins home.

    Characteristics of Greene and Greene Stained Glass

    As we mentioned, Greene and Greene’s stained glass has a distinct appearance. The brothers often focused on nature and incorporated such subjects as flowers, trees, and vines into their work. There is a subtle Asian influence in their work, which comes from the time they spent in California. One gorgeous feature they were prone to using was copper foil–it created a wonderful iridescent effect to their work.   

    Why Install Greene and Greene Will Work In Your Fort Collins Home

    Greene and Greene stained glass is an incredibly popular request we get from our customers here in Fort Collins. Which is not surprising–since people here tend to be outdoorsy. Here at Scottish, we like to use warm copper and sage colors in our Greene and Greene recreations–which tends to match most Colorado home. Furthermore, no matter what room you put a Greene and Greene window in–it will be a show stopper. This style window is a great conversation starter and will age incredibly well. Since this style stained glass window has endured almost a century–it is sure to be in vogue well into the next. 

    Fort Collins’ Stained Glass Experts

    Making stained glass is something we, at Scottish Stained Glass, excel at. When working in the style of such great masters, you must be a master yourself–and we are! Which is why Scottish should be your stained glass company of choice. We have over 25 years of experience and a wide body of work for your review. Our windows are not only beautiful but durable as well. Two qualities you need in a stained glass window. Contact us and allow us to set up a free design consultation for you and get started on a Greene and Greene masterpiece for your home today!

    What Are The Different Types of Stained Glass?

    Posted August 5th, 2019 by Martin Faith

    In the world of stained glass, not all windows are created the same. In fact, there are an amazing amount of techniques involved in making these lovely pieces of art. Likewise, the techniques used to create the stained glass for your Salt Lake City or church depend largely on the stained glass studio you choose for the work. However, most stained glass studios, like ours here at Scottish Stained Glass, are familiar with multiple techniques. So, if you have a particular piece of stained glass that you just love, be sure to take in photos or provide links to these pieces, to help your artist visualize a final piece with your inspiration in mind. Here at Scottish Stained Glass in Salt Lake City, our 25+ years of experience have given us the ability to create a stained glass window for your home or church in nearly any technique or style. Below are just a few of our favorites for creating the masterpieces we are known for. 

    5 Gorgeous Stained Glass Techniques

    1. Bevels Stained Glass: An extremely popular style of stained glass, beveled glass allows in an abundance of rich prismatic natural light. The usually ½” angled border is what allows this magnificent refraction and is created by grinding and polished on the topside edges of clear glass.
    2. Opalescent Stained Glass: Created by Opalescent John Lafarge in 1879 but most notably used and perfected by the Tiffany stained glass studio, this glass is milky in appearance. It involves two colors swirled together and allows for one-of-a-kind creations since no two pieces of glass are the same.
    3. Leaded Stained Glass: One of the most traditional stained glass styles, leaded glass makes up some of the finest stained glass pieces of all time. It is called “leaded’ because each individual piece of glass is separated/connected by a thin line of piped of lead caming.  
    4. Color-Blocked Stained Glass: Color-blocked stained glass is wonderful because of its simplicity. The artist used blocks of color to create lovely patterns typically with bright, attractive hues. These blocked designs have the added ability to be modern or vintage depending on the layout. 
    5. Painted Stained Glass: This type of glass has incredible depth and durability in its coloring because the colors and even shading is painted on to glass pieces and then fired. Once these shaded pieces are put together in a stained glass masterpiece the artist can produce greatly detailed pieces, including human faces, animals, flora and more.

    If any of these types of stained glass techniques interest you for your Salt Lake City home or church, contact us at Scottish Stained Glass to review these and more. We would be happy to work with you on a stained glass masterpiece all your own! Plus we do repairs and restorations too!

     

    Beautiful Places to Put Prairie Stained Glass in Your Austin Home

    Posted May 2nd, 2019 by Martin Faith
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    Prairie stained glass is a great way to add a touch of color and class to your Austin home. And it can be installed in almost any window frame. With so much flexibility, many homeowners find it tough to decide where to install stained glass in the first place. Here are a few simple suggestions to keep in mind when picking the perfect windows.

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    A Look at Marc Chagall As A Talented Stained Glass Artist

    Posted April 29th, 2019 by Martin Faith

    Marc Chagall The Fine Artist

    Many people are familiar with the famed artist Marc Chagall–a Russian-French artist and widely known as an early modernist. His vast body of paintings include works like “I and the village” pictured below.

    While he is typically associated with the modernist movement, he was actually known to create in several major artistic styles and formats including painting, book illustrations, stage sets, ceramic, tapestries and art prints.
    Marc Chagall The Stained Glass Master

    Chagall was a prolific artist as much as he was talented. He was most known for his exquisite used of color in all mediums. However, what many people do not know is–Marc Chagall was also a prolific stained glass artist. In fact, Marc Chagall’s stained glass windows grace structures worldwide and are beloved for their incredible beauty. Interestingly enough Chagall didn’t begin working in stained glass until late in life, his early 70s, which is incredible considering the breadth of his stained glass work. However, his success in the medium should come at no surprise, considering his deep understanding of light and color. His attention to where light would shine through his stained glass windows, coupled with smart exploitation of glass properties to get the most out of light and color–were the ingredients to his overwhelming success.

    Marc Chagall Stained Glass For Churches

    Chagall did many church stained glass windows, in fact, he did quite a few stained glass windows in France in particular, but was commissioned by various international churches as well. But, artistry was not relegated to solely churches, as, he did notable “secular” windows too. Some of those windows he created were for institutions here in the US and are still intact today. Likely the most famous US creation, a series is called “America Windows”, can be viewed at The Art Institute of Chicago. These windows are an understandably prized American art treasure as you can see by the video below.

     

    Here at Scottish Stained Glass in Colorado Springs, we have nothing but passion for stained glass and stained glass masters like Marc Chagall. His work and the work of other masters inspire both our church and home stained glass work and restoration. For more information on what we do or if you have stained glass questions, reach out to us today!

    Examining Frank Lloyd Wright’s Contribution to Stained Glass Creation

    Posted April 9th, 2019 by Martin Faith

    The Beautiful Design Legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright

    The name Frank Lloyd Wright may not immediately bring to mind visions of stunning stained glass windows. But, do not be fooled–Frank Lloyd Wright was a prolific stained glass artist and furthermore, one of the most influential designers in American history. Although primarily known for his architectural work and as the father of the “Mid-century Modern” his stunning designs spanned mediums from furniture design to graphics arts and yes–even stained glass.

    Frank Lloyd Wright The Stained Glass Artist

    As a designer, Frank Lloyd Wright’s career lasted an admirable 70 years. A lengthy time which allowed him to not only make his mark on American design forever but also create myriad of amazing stained glass that is as relevant today, as it was back in the early to the mid 20th century. In fact, he designed well over 4,000 leaded glass windows and doors–primarily for the buildings he designed.

    Frank Lloyd Wright’s Stained Glass Style

    Wright created stained glass for nearly every feature in a building that you can imagine–doors, skylights, backlit ceiling panels, table lamps, and wall sconces as well as for windows. Probably what drove the uniqueness and beauty of Frank Lloyd Wright’s stained glass windows was that he didn’t think of these windows as traditional stained or leaded glass. Rather Wright thought about them and often referred to them as “light screens” — more akin to Japanese shoji screens than a leaded glass window. As such, he almost always arranged his windows in bands. Unlike other stained glass before Wright’s time, his designs relied heavily on the zinc-or copper-plated came configuration, while all others used lead. This type of caming allowed him to use geometric abstractions of natural elements such as plants, trees, flowers and more. He also heavily used a playful but elegant mix of solid-colored, iridescent and clear glass and sometimes a hallmark style of gold leaf sandwiched between two thin pieces of clear glass. By setting some pieces of his stained glass at an angle he greatly enhanced the reflective qualities of the glass pieces in his windows–when light strikes them, different colors can appear depending on the time of day. It was this creativity and attention to light that truly set his windows apart and made him a master of his time and through this day.

    At Scottish, we make lovely stained glass in the style of Frank Lloyd Wright, paying attention to the clean lines and refraction of light. If you want to learn more about Frank Lloyd Wright style stained glass windows for your Fort Collins home, contact us today for a free design consultation!

    Beautiful Ways To Incorporate Antique Stained Glass for Houston Outdoor Weddings

    Posted October 5th, 2018 by Martin Faith

    Stained Glass And Houston Weddings:  A Perfect Pair

    Weddings are a wonderful time to gather family and friends to celebrate your love for your significant other and make a commitment to one another.  They are also a fantastic way to throw the party of your dreams with all the elements you have dreamed of since you were young. Whether it is the ruby red roses in the bouquet, the whimsical white corsages on the groomsmen, the three-tiered buttercream cake with perfectly piped pansies or a lovely scenic Houston backdrop to say your “I dos”, everything for the day is something to carefully plan to make this day one to remember.  One area of weddings that is seeing an uptick in creativity these days is surely the backdrops at the alters brides and grooms take their vows. Focusing on this small area of the event is a way to get fantastic photos of the special moment when you make the commitment and to tie all the design elements and colors of the entire ceremony together in one micro-space. This is why, at Scottish Stained Glass, we find ourselves doing quite a bit of custom stained glass for weddings, namely antique stained glass windows as a wedding ceremony backdrop.  This is an amazing idea no only for aesthetics and pictures during the ceremony but as a lovely place for family and friends to take pictures in front of all day or evening long. What’s more, these stained glass panels are portable so you can take them to the reception hall with you and, most importantly, after your big day is over, you have an absolutely stunning piece of stained glass to hang in your newlywed home to commemorate the occasion for generations to come! In fact, stained glass is so durable you can pass your lovely stained glass wedding panel down to your grandkids and theirs after that.  For some ideas on what these stained glass panels may look like, explore pictures of some of the very best executed stained glass wedding backgrounds below.

    Frank Lloyd Wright Style Vintage Stained Glass

     

    Art Nouveau Style Vintage Stained Glass

     

    Vintage Leaded Stained Glass

     

    For more information on custom antique style stained glass for your Houston area wedding, contact us at Scottish Stained Glass on pricing and ideas.

    Stained Glass Style That Work For Your Chicago Neighborhood

    Posted September 24th, 2018 by Martin Faith

    Stained glass a home improvement that most homeowner would love to make but put off or hesitate on because they simply don’t know what kind of stained glass to get. Rather than deal with what style stained glass will go with their home or if they should use colors and which ones, they stay with the status quo. Call it a lack of knowledge or just a dire need for inspiration but people often aren’t aware of how many varieties of stained glass designs available to them through prolific stained glass companies, like Scottish Stained Glass and how easily it is installed. Here in our studios, we have an abundance of colors, textures and designs styles to suit every single home here in Chicago and expert installers to get the job done in as little as one day. So, if stained glass is something you just love and have been considering for a long time but putting off, we have provided some stained glass ideas for we think would go well in your home based on neighborhoods like yours in Chicago.

    Stained Glass In Chicago Neighborhoods

    Modern Stained Glass: Hyde Park– must we say more? This is not only a famous Chicago neighborhood but also a sophisticated one, boasting such inhabitants as Obama and institutions like the University of Chicago. In this chic place hip and modern stained glass is the go-to and for good reason–the sharp lines and minimal color blend perfectly with this already-trendsetting spot. Abstract stained glass goes wonderfully with the Hyde Park aesthetic as well as something more classic like mid-century modern Frank Llyod Wright-inspired stained glass: clean lines with a hint of vintage flair.wonderfully

    Vintage Stained Glass: The Wicker Park neighborhood used to be where goats grazed back in the day in Chicago but now it has turned into a marvelous modern neighborhood with old school flair. This is why Vintage stained glass is the perfect fit for Wicker Park/Bucktown homeowners. Stained glass in the style of Greene And Greene and MacIntosh will not only be a lovely accent for Wicker Park homes but the neighborhood at large!

    Textured Stained Glass: The Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago is gorgeous and bustling! Oak Street is like a Rodeo Drive right in the heart of the Midwest, boating Hermes, Versace and Gucci clothing stores. This makes it as lovely as it is packed with people any time of year. This means, for homes in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago, textured stained glass is perfect for adding a bit of privacy to sidelight windows and bathroom windows so you can enjoy the natural light and ambiance while keeping prying eyes out.

    As we said, there is truly an abundance of stained glass styles for any home in the Chicago area and finding one that fits you is only a click away! Contact us at Scottish Stained Glass to find out more about stained glass styles that fit your home today!

    Which Style Stained Glass Works For Your Grand Junction Neighborhood

    Posted September 24th, 2018 by Martin Faith

    Stained glass a home improvement that almost every homeowner would love to make but often times is one they put off or hesitate on because they just don’t know what kind of stained glass will go well with their home. Call it a lack of knowledge or just a need for inspiration but people often don’t know just how many varieties of stained glass designs available to them through prolific stained glass companies, like Scottish Stained Glass. Here in our expert design studio, we have an abundance of colors, textures and designs styles to suit every single home here in Grand Junction. So, if stained glass is something you have been thinking about for your home here in Grand Junction, check out the stained glass we think would go well in your home based on which neighborhood you live in.

    Stained Glass In Grand Junction Neighborhoods

    Modern Stained Glass: Urban and sophisticated Redlands is a lovely Grand Junction that is sure to delight. There are both old and new homes in the area but more and more restorations are popping up every day. This makes Redlands the perfect place for stained glass that is modern and/or timeless. This means abstract stained glass will work as well as something classic like mid-century modern Frank Llyod Wright inspired to bring in clean lines with a hint of vintage flair.

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    Vintage Stained Glass: Appleton is a wonderful place to raise a family and live a happy quiet life in Grand Junction. While there are many new homes where there are mostly older homes with a ton of charming character. Vintage stained glass is the perfect fit for Appleton and homeowners here would do well to choose from styles like Greene And Greene and MacIntosh.

     

    Textured Stained Glass:  City Center, is the downtown area of Grand Junction and although it is quiet and safe–it is right in the middle of town meaning. For homes in the City Center neighborhood, textured stained glass is perfect for adding a bit of privacy to sidelight windows and bathroom windows. These keep prying eyes out but still let in an abundance of natural light.

    As we said, there is truly an abundance of stained glass styles for any home in the Grand Junction area and finding one that fits you is only a click away! Contact us at Scottish Stained Glass to find out more about stained glass styles that fit your home today!

    Six Popular Types of Stained Glass to Add Beauty to Your Houston Home

    Posted August 5th, 2018 by Martin Faith
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    Stained glass has a long history of adding beauty to buildings and residences in many forms. Below, we’ve detailed six of the most popular types of stained glass are often installed in Houston homes of varying tastes and styles.

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    Six Popular Types of Stained Glass to Add Beauty to Your Dallas Home

    Posted July 20th, 2018 by Martin Faith
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    In Dallas, where ranch-style and craftsman style homes are extremely common, stained glass can look very beautiful in a home’s entryway, kitchen, bathroom, or another common area. It creates an air of sophistication and elegance, adds privacy, and creates a peaceful, tranquil environment since it allows natural light to freely enter your home.

    Additionally, there are so many different styles of stained glass that you can choose from. While blinds and curtains are pretty standard and limited in their appearance, stained glass is unique because it can be customized. You can actually pick the pattern and colors you want and create a whole range of looks from contemporary to classic.

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    Modern Examples of Stained Glass in KC Homes

    Posted June 16th, 2018 by Martin Faith

    Stained Glass Windows For The Modern Kansas City Home

    Stained glass windows are an age-old design element that adorn the windows of churches, estates, and castles, as well as homes. They are luxurious and beautiful and their depictions, in cathedrals or historical settings, is often religious iconography that makes them especially valuable parts of our past. However, stained glass can be and is a very modern design element that is as particularly relevant to art and even pop culture. A revolution in stained glass expression is going on today, driven by modern architects and consumers, making modern free-form, abstract and geometric stained glass a much sought-after addition to homes and commercial buildings here in Kansas City and all over the United States. These windows are the picture of modern design and style and not at all cost-prohibitive for the everyday homeowner. What’s more, stained glass is something that architects are including in new, modern commercial designs as well. This is because stained glass is far more than biblical depictions and flowers. It enhances decor, adds color and sometimes, as a matter of practicality, is used for privacy. Read on to find out how stained glass windows are evolving and why they may be perfect for your Kansas City home.

    Stained Glass Today Vs The Past

    While the general concept of stained glass has not changed much in the last 100s of years, the look of stained glass today is very different–and that is a good thing. Leading is still used, as are colors and textures but the depictions, or lack thereof, on the glass make it very different. Whereas religious iconography or floral patterns were the most popular in the past, today we are seeing more geometric patterns, abstract art, and even freeform designs. Also, stained glass windows are being used in places that simply would not have been considered before. Cabinet doors, room dividers, lobbies of commercial spaces and even skylights. This is in large part due to the universal availability of stained glass at this point in history but can be attributed to a growing consumer demand and acceptance of stained glass as art. Modern architects definitely have stained glass windows in their bag of tricks and use it profusely. Happily, the results could not be more stunning like the window below.

    As you can see this is not your grandfather’s stained glass, as the saying goes. Today’s stained glass is a lovely combination of old world techniques and new world styles which brought to fruition a new generation of artistic stained glass that is more popular than ever.

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    Scottish Stained Glass For Custom Made Modern Stained Glass Windows

    If you are looking for a fantastic modern stained glass window for your Kansas City home, look no further than Scottish Stained Glass. We can do stained glass windows in any style, including ultra-modern and sheik. We would love to design a custom stained glass masterpiece to grace your Kansas City home for generations to come. Contact us today with your ideas today and to schedule a free consultation with one of our design experts.

    Modern Examples of Stained Glass in Austin Homes

    Posted June 16th, 2018 by Martin Faith

    Stained Glass Windows For The Modern Austin Home

    Stained glass windows are an ancient design element that graces the windows of churches, estates, and castles around the world. They are stately and beautiful and often have religious or historical iconography that makes them especially valuable parts of our past. However, stained glass is also a very modern design element that is as relevant to art, culture, and history today as it was 1000 years ago. Today’s stained glass is going through a revolution of sorts, making it a much sought-after addition to homes here in Austin and all over the United States. It is the very picture of luxury and style but not at all cost-prohibitive for the everyday Texan. What’s more, it is something every homeowner should consider adding not only to brighten and enhance their home’s decor but for other practical matters like privacy. Read on to find out how stained glass windows are evolving and why they may be perfect for your Austin home.

    Stained Glass Today Vs The Past

    While the general principles of stained glass have not changed much in the past centuries, the look of stained glass today is significantly different. The lead caming is still used, as are colors and textures but the depictions, or lack thereof, on the glass are different. Whereas religious iconography was the most popular in the past, today we are seeing more geometric patterns and even freeform patterns. Also, stained glass windows are being used in places you would have never put such a valuable art piece on in the past like cabinet doors or room dividers, which is simply delightful since stained glass is so beautiful. This is in large part because stained glass is so much more accessible and affordable now than ever before. Modern architects definitely have stained glass windows in their bag of tricks now and the results could not be more stunning like the window below.

    As you can see this is not your grandfather’s stained glass, as the saying goes. Today’s stained glass is a lovely meld of old world techniques and new world styles which has given rise to a new generation of artistic stained glass that is more popular than ever.

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    Modern Windows By Scottish Stained Glass

    If you are looking for a fantastic modern stained glass window for your Austin home, look no further than Scottish Stained Glass. We can do stained glass windows in any style, including ultra-modern and sheik. We would love to design a custom stained glass masterpiece to grace your Austin home for generations to come. Contact us today with your ideas today and to schedule a free consultation with one of our design experts.

    How To Tell Whether Stained Glass Is Leaded, Stained Or Beveled

    Posted April 16th, 2018 by Martin Faith

    The Difference Between Stained, Leaded and Beveled Glass

    At Scottish Stained Glass we get a lot of questions about a subject we are passionate about– stained glass.  We love answering those questions for potential and existing customers alike to help them along their way to a more beautiful home. The questions are on various topics: styles, colors, restoration vs. repair.  One question we get frequently is what the difference is between stained glass and leaded glass and where beveled fits in. As it turns out–stained and leaded glass are more or less the same thing. However, read below for more details on these types of stained glass and for more information on our craft.

    What is Stained Glass vs. Leaded Glass?

    For homeowners like yourself,  the terms stained glass and leaded glass interchangeably.   However, in the stained glass industry, we generally refer to stained glass as having color and leaded glass as being clear.  So, while all https://photos.hgtv.com/photos/stained-glass-stained glass is leaded, all leaded glass is not stained. The difference is tiny but knowing this may help you better communicate exactly what you are looking for on your Fort Collins home.

    What Is Beveled Glass?

    Beveled glass is a piece of glass, usually clear, that has an angled cut around the periphery.  This angled cut helps reflect light in beautiful ways creates gorgeous depth and character.

    What is Textured Glass?

    Although plain leaded glass is clear and usually without color, it is hardly dull.  This is because it often has textured glass pieces in it. Textured glass pieces have appearances all the way from wavy designs (called “water glass”) to feathery textures called “glue chip”.  Using textured glass in leaded glass windows is a great way to add an air of elegance to any area of your Fort Collins home: entryways, bathrooms, kitchens, sidelights and more.

    For more information on lovely, custom stained glass for your Fort Collins home watch the video below:

    For more information about stained, leaded, beveled or textured glass, contact us at Scottish Stained Glass today!  We are Fort Collins’s foremost stained glass expert and would love to help you with your stained glass project.

    Mid-Century Modern Stained Glass Is An Excellent Choice For Your San Antonio Home!

    Posted October 24th, 2017 by Martin Faith

    The Best Stained Glass Style For Your San Antonio Home

    If you are thinking about an affordable and valuable home improvement for your San Antonio home, stained glass should be high on your list. This is because stained glass is such a gorgeous addition to any home in the San Antonio area and for that matter, anywhere in the country. Not only does it brighten rooms but also adds curb appeal and a higher resale value to your home. At Scottish Stained Glass, we love all styles of stained glass windows, however, if you are looking for a style to be in vogue for years to come, Mid-century modern stained glass is an excellent choice. As it were, we get request upon request for this style stained glass and for good reason. But what is mid-century modern stained glass and what can you expect this design style to look like? Read below and find out all about this beloved American style.

    Mid-Century Modern Stained Glass For Your San Antonio Home

    The term mid-century modern refers specifically to architecture, furniture, and graphic design from the middle of the 20th century (1933 to 1965). The styles hallmarks are its clean lines both straight and curved, bold graphic patterns and use of high contrast colors. In the stained glass arena, it often means glass that borrows from architectural designers like Frank Lloyd Wright or other well-renowned designers/styles from that same era. Some purists may argue against including certain designers and styles from early 20th century under the heading of mid-century modern, but, in our experience, these design styles hold a certain inalienable mid-century charm that works for stained glass applications
    The pattern below is a great example of what you can expect with a mid-century modern stained glass window for your San Antonio home.

    This window, done in the style of Frank Lloyd Wright, is everything a mid-century inspired stained glass window should be–using beautiful and bold straight lines with strong leading and beautiful pops of color. The best part about this style is it will match beautifully with nearly any style of existing decor too!

    If you would like to find out more about mid-century modern style windows for your San Antonio home, contact Scottish Stained Glass today!

    Texas Pride Turned Into Life With “Texas Style” Stained Glass

    Posted October 23rd, 2017 by Martin Faith

    Texas Style Stained Glass For Your Austin Home

    You live in Texas, so if you are anything like us and about a million other Texans you just love this state! That’s right, life is good here in Texas the northern border to the southern tip, we have an enviable way of life. Here at Scottish Stained glass, we see Texas pride up close and personal all the time in the form of requests for stained glass with Texas iconography in it. That’s right, proud Texans here in Austin and all over Texas come to us on a regular basis with ideas for Texas pride inspired stained glass windows for their homes that we turn into lovely masterpieces that are now the envy of all their neighbors. Below are just a few of the Texas pride stained glass windows that we can create for you!

    Styles Of Texas Pride Stained Glass For Your Austin Home

    The Texas Lone Star Stained Glass: Probably the coolest and most iconic symbol of our beloved state is that single, proud star that we all know and love. Typically we do it in red, white and blue glass to pay homage to our beloved USA but it looks just as good in clear and textured stained glass too!

    The Texas Longhorn Stained Glass: In Texas, we are known for our Longhorns and that symbol is everywhere you look around these parts. What better way to spice up your Austin home and show a love for the Longhorn that made Texas what it is today!

    A Texas School: If you went to a college or university in Texas, chances are, you are a fanatical sports fan of that very same school. What better way to show pride for your alma madder than a stained glass window emblazoned with its colors, name or mascot!

    If you live in the Austin area and want to add Texas pride stained glass windows to your Austin home, contact Scottish Stained glass today!

    Scottish Stained Glass’s Signature Aspen Leaf Pattern For Your Denver Home

    Posted October 23rd, 2017 by Martin Faith

    Our Signature Aspen Leaf Stained Glass Pattern For Your Colorado Home

    Fall is in full swing here in Denver and all across Colorado for that matter. The days are getting shorter and even with the sun shining brightly as it almost always does here, you can still fill the Autumn chill in the air. Nearly everywhere you go you catch the smell of pumpkin spice something or other in the air and it intoxicates you with nostalgia. Best of all the leaves of the trees that line the streets of Denver are burning bright with color: red Maples, Orange oaks and, of course, the brilliant yellow Aspens. In Colorado, the Aspen tree is nearly as iconic as the Rocky Mountains themselves, which is likely why at Scottish Stained Glass our signature Aspen Leaf pattern is a customer favorite. It is the perfect design for a perfectly Colorado home and here are a few reasons why it will work in yours.

    Aspen Leaf Stained Glass Pattern For Your Denver, Colorado Home

    In our 25+ year of stained glass service to Colorado communities, one pattern that is wonderfully Colorado and has stood the test of time is our signature Aspen Leaf pattern and below are reasons it will fit well in your Denver home.

    Matches Any Decor: Although this pattern can be colorized, it typically uses clear and textured glass to create a beautiful dancing light masterpiece. A stained glass window made with clear and textured glass goes with any decor because there are no potentially clashing colors.
    Blends Well Your Colorado Surroundings: Since Aspens are commonplace and well loved in Colorado, your Aspen leaf stained glass will blend seamlessly with the beauty that is already around us.
    Timeless Style: A pattern as simple and elegant as our signature Aspen leaf pattern will always
    look good and never go out of vogue!

    If you love our signature Aspen stained glass pattern and want to make it a lovely addition to your Denver home, contact Scottish Stained Glass today for a free consultation and a speed estimate!

    Which Style Of Stained Glass Will Work Best For Your Dallas Home? Find Out Here!

    Posted October 18th, 2017 by Martin Faith

    Choosing The Best Stained Glass Style For Your Dallas Home

    Dallas is a large and very eclectic city with houses from many different eras.  Some of our Dallas clients come to us concerned with finding a stained glass window that matches the time period in which their home was built.  While when you home was built can influence the type of stained glass window that is right for your home, the best style of stained glass Dallas home is really more about your personal tastes than it is the style of house. For example, if you have a vintage home, a contemporary designed stained glass window will actually blend quite well.  Whether a stained glass window matches your existing decor or simply your own personal tastes, the key to success is really your personal preference.  You don’t want to pigeonhole your design decisions based on what period your home was built in because mixed style houses and stained glass windows is what gives your home personality.  In fact, many styles of stained glass windows mix and match beautifully with other similar or very different architectural designs. We, at Scottish Stained Glass, have listed below a few of our favorite design styles and a few top home styles they would match.

    Stained Glass Styles For Your Dallas Home

    Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Stained Glass: Often known for its geometric lines and architectural feel, Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired stained glass windows blend perfectly with any contemporary home but also look stunning in mid-century modern homes as well.

    Mackintosh Style Stained Glass: Known best for the iconic Glasgow rose pattern at times has elements of both straight geometric lines on some designs and more slowly Art Nouveau on others. Because of their exquisite beauty and deep range of shapes and colors, Mackintosh style stained glass windows are a wonderful fit for something as modern as this century or even on houses from the Victorian Era.

    Art Deco Style Stained Glass: Full of intricate and repeating patterns, colors and strong use of beveled glass, Art Deco style stained glass goes perfectly in today’s modern home, mid-century modern homes and of course, any home built in the 20’s or 30’s.

    As you can see from the style pairings above, stained glass windows are wonderful and versatile additions to any home in the Dallas area. Whether you are looking to modernize a vintage home or give your modern home a more natural feel, stained glass will transform and enhance any home.

    Contact Scottish Stained Glass for more information and a free stained glass design consultation for your home today!

    Beautiful Tiffany Style Stained Glass For Your Salt Lake City Home!

    Posted October 17th, 2017 by Martin Faith

    Tiffany Style Stained Glass In Salt Lake City

    At Scottish Stained Glass, we often hear the terms “Tiffany Glass” Or “Tiffany Style” Stained Glass” from our customers. What many people may not know is they are actually two separate things. Tiffany Glass, as it happens, was a style was developed and refined in the Tiffany studios between 1878 to 1933. On the other hand, Tiffany style stained glass is any glass created outside of the Tiffany studio, using a look similar to Tiffany Stained Glass. The hallmark characteristics they aim to emulate being bold textures and deep hues using light as an impetus rather than paint. It is a well renowned and often reproduced American style that we here in the Salt Lake City branch of Scottish Stained Glass get many requests for. It is understandable as it adds an air of elegance and sophistication to any home window, although bedrooms and entryways are the most requested areas. Not only do we have the ability to use similar techniques to this highly refined style, we are always happy to use something as beautiful as Tiffany as inspiration for your custom stained glass! We have outlined some different inspiring Tiffany looks and techniques below to inspire you too!

    Opalescent glass: The term “opalescent glass” is commonly used to describe glass where more than one color is present. It is very shiny with an almost raw pearl-like quality.


    Favrile Glass: Often has a distinctive characteristic that is common in some glass from Classical antiquity: it possesses a superficial iridescence. This iridescence causes the surface to shimmer but also causes a degree of opacity.

     

    Ripple Glass: Refers to textured glass with marked surface waves. Tiffany made use of such textured glass to represent, for example, water or leaf veins.Refers to a sheet of glass with a pattern of irregularly shaped, thin glass wafers affixed to its surface. Tiffany made use of such textured glass to represent, for example, foliage seen from a distance.

    The textures above there are just some of the many stained glass looks by TIffany worthy of emulating! And, as it were, they are all beautiful! If you are like many in the Salt Lake City area who admire the gorgeous Tiffany Glass and want similar beauty and elegance in your home, Contact us today at Scottish Stained Glass for a free design consultation and quote!

    Why Fall Is The Perfect Season To Install An Iconic Aspen Leaf Stained Glass Window

    Posted October 10th, 2017 by Martin Faith

    Aspen Leaf Stained Glass For Your Fort Collin’s Home

    Fall has most definitely come to Colorado, you can feel it in the chilly air at night and see it with the swarm of pumpkin spice foods, coffees, candies and more. Colorado is near perfect in the Autumn, while the temperatures do dip from time to time, overall it is very comfortable and a great time for improvements to your Fort Collins home. At Scottish Stained Glass this is right around the time of year we start getting requests for more nature-driven patterns on stained glass for people’s home. Overwhelmingly we get requests for one of our most beautiful, and also most reflective of Colorado culture patterns–the Aspen leaf. Nothing could be more iconic to Colorado on stained glass than the petite, perfect and pretty Aspen leaf and branch. Here in our lovely city of Fort Collins Aspen trees turning bright yellow are everywhere and truly cherished by anyone who has come to love Colorado. Which is why Aspen leaf stained glass makes such wonderful addition to any Fort Collins home. If pure local beauty wasn’t reason enough to invest in Aspen leaf stained glass for your home, consider the other benefits of stained glass too:

    Privacy: When it comes to bathroom or entryway windows, where a little privacy goes a long way, stained glass is the perfect solution. A
    Curb Appeal: Stained Glass windows add instant style to any home’s windows and with an Aspen leaf pattern your home will compliment your surroundings perfectly.
    Resale Value: Dollar for dollar one of the best ways to increase your homes resale value is with little touches like stained glass windows. What’s more, the Aspen leaf design is so iconic to Colorado, you are sure to wow potential home buyers when to comes time to sell.

    If you live in the Fort Collins area and are ready for a Fall home improvement that will add style and elegance to your already lovely home, contact us at Scottish Window Stained Glass for a free consultation and get one step closer to the beauty that surrounds you with a gorgeous Aspen leaf stained glass window!

    Why Stained Glass Is the PERFECT Fit For Your Houston Home

    Posted October 6th, 2017 by Martin Faith

    Stained Glass: The Perfect Fit For Your Houston Home

    Stained glass is one of those architectural elements that really fits almost anywhere on any type of home. Did you ever wonder why that is? Well, we did–and it occurred to us that it has everything to do with do with style. Stained glass can match any style of home because it comes in so many different styles itself. Add to that the fact that is can be custom made to order and you have the perfect home accent for any home in Houston and anywhere in the world for that matter. It doesn’t matter if you are ultra hip and modern or more conservative and traditional–stained glass will work just as well for you either way because the styles of stained glass run the gamut from old school to new school and at Scottish Stained Glass Houston, we can help you find just the right stained glass masterpiece for your Houston home.

    Stained Glass Style Guide For Houston Homes

    Stained glass is so ubiquitous on homes in the Houston area and all around Texas because it comes in so many different, still beautiful themes, styles, colors, and textures. Below are a few examples of the most common styles you will see on homes in the area.

    Patterened: Patterned stained glass includes repeating shapes, sizes, and colors. This symmetrical style allows for lower production costs while offering detailed and beautiful designs.

    Tiffany Style: Opalescent glass, with its “milky” or “streaked” appearance, is a characteristic of Tiffany-style stained glass. This style also incorporates various layers and thicknesses of glass within each composition

    Contemporary: Contemporary stained glass features minimal patterns and in some cases geometric lines. Designers like Greene and Greene or Frank Llyod Wright fit into this category. This style often incorporates dramatic lead lines as part of the imagery

    Traditional: Stained glass in the traditional style includes realistically painted figures, flowers or foliage and usually an intricate lead matrix.

    If any of these interest you, or you would like to explore more styles with us to put on your Houston home, contact us at Scottish Stained Glass Houston and schedule a free consultation for your very own work of glass art today!

    Frank Lloyd Wright inspired stained glass is a perfect addition to Austin’s many prairie style homes!

    Posted September 10th, 2017 by Martin Faith

    Did you know that many of the craftsman homes in Austin are actually inspired by the works of a famous 20th century architect? Many of these homes are fashioned in what’s referred to as the “prairie style” a design created by the famous artist Frank Lloyd Wright. Among other things, Frank Lloyd Wright was an artist and stained glass designer. In Austin, a city known for its richness in culture and devotion to the art’s, Frank Lloyd Wright’s work continues to live on in the many prairie style craftsman homes located throughout the city.

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    Scottish Stained Glass For Your Home’s Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Stained Glass

    Posted August 23rd, 2017 by Martin Faith

    Frank Lloyd Wright Style Stained Glass For Your Home

    The design styles in architecture come and go. There have been so many it is almost impossible to keep up with them and while some were pretty awful there are a number of iconic styles that will remain forever in style and one of those is the work of Frank Llyod Wright. This master designer is the quintessential mid-century modern architect and designer and his creations still adorn some of the most remarkable buildings today. Likewise, his style is emulated throughout homes in America more than 100 years later. Frankly, we can ‘t get enough of this bygone design sense that greatly influenced the mid-century modern era or the designer that defined a generation of style. It is, for this reason, we offer Frank Llyod Wright style stained glass to our customers looking either for a good starting place or come in knowing they are looking for something in the “modern prairie style”.

    What Does Frank Lloyd Wright Style Look Like In Stained Glass?

    Describing a “style” can be a challenge. However, in the case of Frank Lloyd Wright inspired stained glass, it is pretty simple– clean, geometric, lines with marvelous uses of color.  See below:

    However to hear it from the genius himself:

    ” … The windows usually are provided with characteristic straight line patterns absolutely in the flat and usually severe. The nature of the glass is taken into account in these designs as is also the metal bar used in their construction, and most of them are treated as metal ‘grilles’ with glass inserted forming a simple rhythmic arrangement of straight lines and squares made as cunning as possible so long as the result is quiet…”

    The Frank Llyod Wright Inspired Stained Glass Experts

    If you are looking for the perfect accent for your home and are as inspired as we are by the works of the master Frank Lloyd Wright, contact us today for a free, on-site consultation and allow your home to be graced with a piece of design history! Just like there is no more a master of the Modern Prairie Style than Frank Llyod Wright–there is no better company to recreate a Wright inspired stained glass window than Scottish Stained Glass.

    Stained Glass Transom Windows For Elegance, Style & Curb Appeal!

    Posted June 12th, 2017 by Martin Faith
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    Add Value To Your San Antonio Home With Stained Glass

    There are things on your house that can make or break it style wise.  These little details are what take your home from ordinary to extraordinary.  In some cases you may not even notice them anymore but they were there when you bought them and likely caught you attention. Things like well-decorated eaves, an artistically wrought iron gate or finely crafted molding.  Each of these individually made up a perfect picture that drew you to the house you live in and convinced you it was worth spending the next 30 years paying for it!  One such feature that, is often overlooked by homeowners but that we, at Scottish Stained Glass, know can make the difference in making your house more sellable when the time comes to sell your home is–a stained glass transom window.

    Stained Glass Transom Windows For Your San Antonio Home

    For those of you who may not know off the top of your head what a transom window is–you are not alone!  Although you have probably seen them and even have them on your San Antonio home, the name transom is often an unknown word. Transom windows are the windows, often cresent shaped that sit a few feet other windows on your home.  See an example below.

    Transom windows add a elegance to any home and even more so when they are made of stained or leaded glass.  Stained, textured or leaded glass also adds another level of privacy from these windows that can sometimes be loomingly large.  This investment in stained glass on your transom window now, will mean more money and greater curb appeal when you go to sell your home in the future.   Not to mention the beauty and enjoyment you will get out of your stained glass transom while you live in your home!

    If you have transom windows on your San Antonio home and have questions about pricing or designs for them, contact us today for a free consultation and to get one step closer to the home of your dreams and a nice profit when you sell!

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