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April Newsletter

Hello and Happy Spring Glass Lovers!

Our designer, Diane Fairburn, has openings for in home design consultations in the Northern VA area Wednesday April 18 in the afternoon.  Please call ASAP for an estimate and to set up an appointment, as we fill up quickly!

 

Our feature custom design for this month is a bathroom window we did for a renovation in Midlothian, VA.

We worked very closely with our customer who has loved leaded glass since she was a child admiring her grandmother’s glass.

She loves the intertwining design work along with all the pretty bevels and textured glass.  She required total privacy in most of the panel, however, she wanted to see outside.  We used clear, antique glass in the top center to do so.

Let us know your privacy glass needs in your master bath renovation plans and what we can do to enhance your “spa” experience!

 

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The Finest Stained Glass Provider in Richmond, Virginia

Stained glass is arrestingly beautiful. It can turn any interior space into a work of art. If you’re on the lookout for top-quality stained glass in Richmond VA, we would love to hear from you here at Decorative Glass Solutions. We’ve been dazzling customers with A+ decorative glass options since the end of the seventies. We specialize in stained glass windows in Richmond VA. We specialize in beveled glass and a whole lot more, too. When you need glass solutions that are elegant, durable and timeless, there’s no arguing that we can save the day for you.

The advantages of turning to our company for attractive glass solutions are truly plentiful. We give customers access to customized designs that can accommodate their imaginations wonderfully. Our stained glass options can totally transform the feel of your living space. They can give you the convenience of additional privacy as well. If you want to safeguard your household from the prying eyes of passersby and your neighbors, our stunning glassworks are sure to do the job perfectly.

Our stained glass windows in Richmond VA are convenient. We can upgrade your existing windows without taking them out. We install our glass on the interiors of doors and windows alike.

Our company is known for the finest options in textured, leaded, beveled, stained and decorative glass. If you have a penchant for lovely handmade glass, you can’t go wrong with Decorative Glass Solutions. Our team members are hard-working glass experts who have a full commitment to customer satisfaction. Diane Nahan Fairburn is at the helm of our reputable studio. She’s a seasoned stained glass artist who has a zeal for intricate craftsmanship.

Are you interested in stained glass in Richmond VA? Get in contact with our company as soon as possible to ask for a free estimate.

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Stained Glass Makes the Difference

Windows and decorative glass can make a big difference when it comes to decorating your home. If you’re thinking about replacing or upgrading your windows, one possibility you should consider is stained glass. This gives you the chance to give your windows and entire home a beautiful new look without actually replacing your existing windows. You can get stained glass in Richmond VA for many purposes, including windows, doors, screens, cabinets and more.

Our stained glass windows in Richmond VA serve a variety of functions. They help give your home a stunning new look as you choose the style of glass that’s perfect for your needs. Stained glass gives you the ability to control the amount of light that enters your home. This depends on the colors and styles you choose. Stained glass also gives you privacy.

Our decorative glass solutions can be made to your specifications. In addition to stained glass, we offer beveled glass, leaded and textured glass. These treatments are placed on the inside of your current windows or doors, making installation fast and simple. There’s no need to remove anything. Decorative glass solutions are not only for windows. They can be used for doors, screens, bathrooms, entryways or anywhere you have glass. We can even create our triple-paned units in a wall opening where there’s not currently a window.

Stained glass windows in Richmond VA give your home a distinctive and beautiful appearance. It’s one of the easiest ways to create the artistic atmosphere you’ve always wanted. You can choose from many colors and styles or create your own customized style. We install stained glass in Richmond VA, as well as our other products such as leaded or textured glass, to all locations within 150 miles of Richmond. We ship our products to anywhere in the continental United States.

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The Wonders of Stained Glass Windows

The Joys of Stained Glass Windows

Stained glass windows are incredibly beautiful. They’ve been enchanting and captivating people all around the world for a long while now, too. If you have a passion for decorative glass, they may be right up your alley. People who are thinking about investing in brand new windows should learn more about all of the potential advantages they offer, too.

Stained Glass Windows Bring Versatility to the Table

Stained glass windows are no one trick ponies. That’s because they offer a lot of versatility, to put it mildly. They offer more than just aesthetic appeal that can transform your interior and exterior design schemes. They’re highly functional and can come in handy for windows of all types. A couple examples are both casement and awning windows.

Stained Glass Windows Can Give Your Property a Bit of Flair and Character

If you want to steer clear of a design scheme that’s overly “safe” and simplistic, then you can get a lot out of stained glass window installation. Stained glass windows are ideal for people who wish to inject living spaces with some much-needed flair, character and pizzazz. Stained glass windows can make excellent room focal points, too. People often center the rest of their room designs around them, interestingly enough.

Stained Glass Windows Can Be Excellent for Customization

Do you like showing off your creative side? Do you have artistic tendencies? If so, you may adore stained glass windows. There are so many exciting customization options available to people who go for stained glass windows. There are seemingly countless centerpiece colors available. People who are fans of simplicity can opt for transparent bevels, too. Transparent bevels can contribute to streamlined, angular and cool looks.

Stained Glass Windows Offer Privacy Advantages

These windows tend to be concealed by textures, bevels and decorations in general. If you don’t want others to be able to easily see into your living space, stained glass windows can help. They offer amazing privacy perks. If you’re interested in stained glass windows in Richmond VA, get in contact with the team here at Decorative Glass Solutions as soon as possible. We know stained glass in Richmond VA like the backs of our hands.

Stained Glass in Richmond VA: Does it Need Repair Work?

Stained glass is like most things in that it’s occasionally vulnerable to the need for repair work. If you notice any kind of problem with your stained glass window, you need to take care of it as soon as possible. Look at your stained glass window lead. Has it taken on an overly tough texture? Is it stretching in any way? If you notice either of these things, your window needs prompt attention. Windows that are bowing also call for assistance. Bowing is particularly common in stained glass windows that are on the bigger side. Window looseness can indicate an issue, too. The same goes for openings close to the frame. Windows tend to move with the passing of time. This can bring on the emergence of openings. Focus carefully on the glass panels of your windows. Do you notice chipping or cracking of any sort? Chipping and cracking are both part of the glass aging process. Frequent use and resulting wear and tear can bring on conspicuous chipping as well. It can also help, last but not least, to pay attention to glass colors. Do they seem a bit faded and lifeless? Do they lack the vitality, radiance and certain “je ne sais quoi” they had in the past? Air consists of particles that can make stained glass colors pop a lot less.

Reach Out to Decorative Glass Solutions Today

Do you want to get your hands on stained glass windows in Richmond VA? Does beveled glass ever make appearances in your dreams at night? Great. Those things indicate that it’s time for you to give our local company a telephone call. Decorative Glass Solutions is a full-service firm that can make any and all of your stained glass goals come true with ease. Contact our kind, detail-oriented, thoughtful and patient staff without hesitation for more about our decorative glass expertise. Make an appointment with our team today.

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

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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.

 

 

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

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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.