Mission style can refer to furniture, architecture, or stained glass. In furniture it means clean lines and simplicity. In architecture, it is based on the Spanish Missions that sprung up all over California at the end of the 19th century. There were various other stained glass master craftsman around during that period who also developed distinctive styles that fall into the same “Mission style” category.
Of course, if you have a Mission style home, this type of stained glass is a natural fit. But it’s clean lines and modern appeal make it a great choice for many other styles of architecture as well.
For more examples of Mission style stained glass windows, please take a look at our gallery. https://www.scottishstainedglass.com/stained-glass-designs/contemporary-stained-glass/mission-style-stained-glas/ These are examples of some of our custom designed pieces, inspired by the amazing Mission era artists. This style reached its heyday in the first decade of the twentieth century, but still remains popular today.
The hallmarks of Mission style stained glass are clean, geometric shapes, natural earth tones or jewel tones, and a large proportion of clear, uncolored glass. Although the overall appearance is clean, sharp and simple, a closer look will show the intricacy of the designs and the perfect balance of the patterns involved.
It is believed that this simple style’s popularity was a reaction to the ornate styles that had been popular in Victorian times. However, it is equally possible that the simple yet intricate patterns are endlessly fascinating, and really lend a unique touch to a home that a discerning eye never tires of.
Another reason Mission stained glass windows have stayed popular is that they work with many different styles of décor and a wide variety of different tastes. Their very simplicity takes nothing away from the furnishings in a home, and it’s easy to redecorate around these windows.
Mission stained glass is very popular for kitchen cabinets, sidelights next to the front door, and many other places. If this style appeals to you, one of our designers will work with you to develop your own custom Mission stained glass design. Of course, you don’t have to stick with anything that’s been done before in Mission style. You can add more color, less color, textured glass for privacy, or use all clear glass. The choice is entirely yours.
But don’t let the array of choices confuse you. Our designers are standing by — ready, willing and able to assist you in creating the perfect design that will match, complement and enhance the beauty of your home for many long years to come.
Did you know that if you decide to move, Scottish Stained Glass will remove your window or door panels so that you can take them with you to your next home? Many people find that these stained glass artworks become family heirlooms, passed down from generation to generation.
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