Thursday, December 31, 2015

This storm door design was made for a customer wanting more light in her foyer but didn't want to go to the expense of buying a new entry door so she purchased a storm door from Home Depot. We installed our custom leaded glass on the inside of the glass storm door to match her leaded glass sidelights and transom that we did several years ago. 


Friday, October 2, 2015

Significance Of Birds

Birds are very common when it comes to decor, and we've created many windows that feature them, but did you know that different birds have different meanings?

Here is a short list of birds and what they symbolize (along with a few of our designs to accompany them!)

Blue Birds - Happiness



Sparrows - Companionship

Cardinals - Beauty


Peacocks - Vanity


Quails - Family

Doves - Hope & Peace (No wonder these little guys are released at weddings!)


Robins - New Growth

Herons - Grace


Roosters - Pride

Hummingbirds - Joy


Chickadees - Optimism

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References: http://jaimacompany.com/the-meaning-of-birds-in-your-decor


   
  


Thursday, September 10, 2015

The Benefits of Skylights.

Skylights work wonders when it comes to cutting your electric costs.  Rather than flicking on the unnatural yellow glow of the lamp beside you, a skylight can act as your light source when you're relaxing with your favorite book.

An electric venting skylight will function as a "passive air conditioner." Warm air is lifted up through the venting skylight, resulting in a cooling effect and fresh air residing in the home.

As homes are being built closer to one another, the balance between privacy and natural light has become an issue.  65% of homeowners desire light from above in their bathrooms where privacy is of major importance.

 They provide natural light rather than producing earth-damaging emissions.  This "going green" move can play a big role in the value of your home, as green homes require less maintenance and are more comfortable and attractive.  Solar energy (sunlight!) also provides us with vitamin D, free of charge, which strengthens our immune systems.  It can even fight off cancer cells.

Here is one our most recent skylight installations.  The owner was very pleased with the design and quality of the work.



Resources
http://www.dryhomesunsolutions.com/benefits/
http://www.homeadvisor.com/article.show.Going-Green-Skylights.16428.html





Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Beach House Windows

We are commissioned to do a set of three windows for a beach house in the popular and sunny Corolla Light, North Carolina.  These windows consist of a sidelight by the front door, a master bath window, and a guest bedroom window.  These windows can be seen as you approach the front door, but in the home, cannot be seen at all.  The owner wanted these as a series. 

For the master bathroom, the scheme consists of high dunes, an angel fish, and clouds settled against a bright, blue sky. 


The sidelight is composed of dunes, a sea horse, sea grass, and multiple seashells. 



The guest bedroom depicts a swimming turtle, sea oats, sea gulls, clouds, and more dunes.  


The colors, critters, and backgrounds worked harmoniously and not one window overshadowed or competed with another.  The owners were very pleased.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Woman in Black

A couple renovating in North Carolina discovers us, and they’re in search of an art deco design.  They have an interior door that leads to their study composed of clear glass.  Their wish was to keep the same amount of light, but spice it up with some art glass to replace the panel.  Art├ęs art deco art caught their attention, of which Diane had sent several images.  Their decision?  A woman in black silhouette.  Diane did a rendering in order to create the design in stained glass, and the owners couldn’t be more pleased. 

On a side note, for the ring on her finger, we used a faceted jewel, and for the necklace and bracelet, we used sparkling glass to portray diamonds.  Interestingly enough, we found black and clear glass for the construction of her hair.


Friday, July 17, 2015

Did You Know We Deliver Custom Glass Nationwide?

Check it out! These clients live in Michigan. They contacted us to discuss design concepts tailored to their home, and voila! We shipped the window directly to them and they installed it with ease. What a lovely addition to their home.

We can turn your windows into works of art next. Give us a call at (804) 798-8806 or visit us online at DecorativeGlassSolutions.com


Thursday, July 16, 2015

Customize Fireplace Screens Make A Great Custom Addition To Any Home

Nature is really in season! Check out our latest fireplace screen design! Late autumn and winter may seem an eternity away, but now is the time to plan for this unique addition to your home. Have a look in mind already? We can help you bring it to life. Not sure where to start? We can help guide you along the way!

Give us a call at (804) 798-8806 or visit us online at DecorativeGlassSolutions.com