Year: 2022

Year: 2022

Brighten Your Space! 12 Mosaic and Stained Glass Ideas to Add Color to Your Home

Your home is a space where you can decorate as freely and creatively as you wish. Whether that’s designing with pops of color throughout each room or taking a more minimalist approach, your options are endless. But a timeless and unique way to bring color into your home whether you’re living in Seattle, WA to Toronto, CA is with mosaics and stained glass ideas.

To help you get started, I, along with other artists shared our advice for decorating your home with mosaics and stained glass art. Check out what we had to say so you can brighten your home today!

Add art glass to your cabinet doors to give your kitchen a truly custom and unique appearance for a fraction of the overall cost. You can pick a number of different designs to complement other elements in your kitchen such as backsplash or tile. Art glass will also give you an opportunity to either showcase your cabinet contents or hide it, so you don’t have to worry about keeping it tidy all the time, if you pick obscure glass. When you’re in the process of a kitchen remodel or you’re building a new kitchen, make sure to ask your designer or the cabinet company to order your cabinet doors prepped for glass so the new art glass panels can fit right in. –

Brighten Your Space! 12 Mosaic and Stained Glass Ideas to Add Color to Your Home

The Different Types of Kitchen Cabinet Glass

Adding a touch of glass to your kitchen cabinets is sure to enhance the aesthetic appeal of the room. Elegant as well as functional, different types of kitchen cabinet glass are great to display your beautiful kitchenware. The best part is that kitchen cabinet glass inserts come in great variety. This way they can complement virtually any style you’re trying for in your kitchen.

At Casa Loma Art Glass, we offer many different types of glass. Here’s a collection of the different types that are available for each of our designs:

Seeded Glass

Seedy glass has air bubbles that are infused during the manufacturing process. These bubbles can come in a variety of sizes, large or small, and while they suit traditional styles, they nevertheless can bring an interesting look to modern kitchens. Casa Loma Art Glass’ Savannah design, for example, looks great in seeded glass while at the same time enhancing the traditional look.

Frosted Glass

Created by sandblasting clear glass, frosted glass has limited transparency, but still allows general shapes and colors to show through. These glass inserts look great in modern kitchens as they complement stainless steel very well, but they can also go well with traditional kitchens by pairing it with a traditional design such as the Fleur de Lis.

Decorative Art Glass For Kitchen Cabinet Doors

Textured Glass

There are many different kinds of textured glass—reeded, fluted, ribbed, pebbled, floral, just to name a few—so your options are wide open. Transparency can vary depending on the pattern you choose and how heavy the texture is, but in general they’re similar to frosted glass where the contents are slightly blurry. Plus, thanks to their variety, textured glass can fit into practically any space, modern or traditional.  Casa Loma Art Glass’ Da Vinci design in textured glass is great for modern kitchens. Venezzia is excellent for more traditional designs. Or, with certain designs like the Astoria, you can pair a textured glass with a transparent glass for a more unique look.

Decorative Glass

Decorative glass inserts come in two types: leaded and stained. The two types are very similar, and most people often use the terms interchangeably, but there is a difference between the two. Simply put, leaded glass lacks color, while stained glass has color. Either way, both types will certainly make your kitchen cabinets stand out. Due to their lack of color, leaded glass is better for modern, minimalist kitchens. Stained glass is mainly compatible with more traditional styles, but can also be appropriate to fit any other space. At Casa Loma, we not only have decorative glass panels, but also decorative glass inserts. Both that can bring stained glass vision to your kitchen cabinets.

Transparent Glass

Last, but certainly not least, is simple, transparent glass. Unlike many of the glass inserts mentioned above, transparent glass is (as the name suggests) completely transparent. These are great for displaying quality china or kitchenware, and they’re an excellent fit for minimalist kitchens. Transparent glass can look great with any of our designs. If you’re going for the minimalist or modern look, then consider our Chester design.

Exquisite art glass for transitional kitchen

If you’re still unsure which type of cabinet glass insert is best for your kitchen, then feel free to reach out to us at Casa Loma Art Glass. We can give you design ideas and expert recommendations on different types of kitchen cabinet glass so that your kitchen cabinets come out looking magnificent.

5 Reasons to Add More Stained Glass to Your Home

The new year is officially here, which means it’s time to reflect on the new interior design trends and options available for you and your living space. As design trends move past the farmhouse feel, we’re placing new emphasis on the importance of repurposing for utility. Let’s utilize the benefits to incorporate stained glass in your home into windows, doors, and cabinets.

Here are 5 reasons to add more stained glass to your home:

  1. Features That Pop:

Adding some color and extra light to your home is a great way to create a focal point in that specific room. Instead of investing in paint and wallpaper that makes the entire room colorful and perhaps, overwhelming, consider the value of stained glass cabinet door inserts and accents. It’s a feature that will “pop” and surely impress visitors, guests, and significant others.

  1. Personalization Potential:

Before stained glass goes through commission and design process, extensive personalization and customization is possible in each design. Stained glass is essentially a work of art, all its own, whether it has color or not. You can work with the designers to arrive at the stained glass door inserts. Also, stained glass windows that you want before committing to the installation. Who doesn’t like a personalized touch in their living space?

  1. Durability & Longevity:

The glass in stained glass windows and cabinetry follows a copper foil technique that was invented over 100-years ago. Using copper foil and wrapping it around the glass, joining the ends and soldering the piece together. This is what keeps it from springing off of the glass. Stained glass products are designed to stand the test of time. Unlike wood and other materials that can weather and decay, glass is highly resistant. There’s minimal effect of temperature changes, moisture, and other natural elements.

  1. Timeless Elegance:

When we think of stained glass, we think of gorgeous and impressive cathedrals that are hundreds of years old. Preserving history and culture in a way that is unmistakably unique. Although stained glass for the interior of your home doesn’t have to be Roman Gothic, there is something timeless and classic about using stained glass. Simply due to its history, it will add a layer of refined elegance to your home’s appearance.

  1. Room-By-Room Décor Options:

If you’re someone who doesn’t want to decide on just one theme for the entirety of your home or office, one easy way to add a “mood” to each individual room is with a stained glass accent piece. Whether it’s a stained glass door in your kitchen, stained glass windows in the bedroom, or stained glass cabinets above the sink, glass is an easy way to establish a new kind of interior design without rehabbing the entire room. That way, you can tell a story throughout your house, changing it up on a per-room basis.

New Year, New House

The start of a new year is a great time to redo the monotony in your home and incorporate something fresh to illuminate your space with beauty. If you’re tired of the appearance of your home or apartment, custom stained glass products are an easy way to add a touch of personalization.

Feel free to reach out to us at Casa Loma Art Glass for project discussions, design ideas, and expert recommendations!