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Newsletter March 2018

Hello to all our Decorative Glass fans!  We want to thank you so much for coming out to the Home Shows in Northern Virginia and Richmond.  We saw a lot of familiar faces and met a lot of new people excited and impressed with our work.

On a designer’s note:  Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore just announced their colors of the year. For Sherwin Williams it’s “Oceanside” a dark aqua, and Ben Moore it’s “Caliente” a beautiful red!  Luckily in our glass industry we have these colors to incorporate in to our glass work. Get your paint brushes ready to go and call us to make a panel to match!


For this month’s highlights we are featuring sidelight panels we did for a chiropractor’s office many years ago.  We just had the photos taken and wanted to show these to you.  Look at the detail in the spine!  I recall how challenging this was to do to say the least!


The next design we just installed in a home, among other panels we did as well, for a home that will be on The Virginia Garden Tour in April.

This photo shows how even the simplest design can make a striking difference in a room.  This customer needed privacy and just a little sparkle and they got it!


Call or email a photo and measurements of your glass project for a free estimate and design options.  We are here ready to tackle even the most simple or complex job!

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Traditional Combo Carr Storm Door

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.

Traditional Combo Carr Storm Door

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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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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.




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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.

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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.  Artés 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.

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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


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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!

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