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.
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!
Adding a touch of glass to your kitchen cabinets is sure to enhance the aesthetic appeal of the room. Elegant as well as functional, glass cabinet doors are great for displaying your beautiful kitchenware, and the best part is that kitchen cabinet inserts come in such a wide variety that they can complement virtually any style you’re trying for in your kitchen.
At Casa Loma Art Glass, our designs come in many different types of glasses. Here’s a collection of the different types that are available for each of our designs:
Seeded 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.
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.
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 blurred. Plus, thanks to their variety, textured glass can fit into practically any space, modern or traditional. Casa Loma Art Glass’ Da Vinci design in a textured glass is great for modern kitchens, while our 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 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, while stained glass is suited for more traditional styles, but either one can be tailored to fit your space. At Casa Loma, we not only have decorative glass panels, but also decorative glass inserts that can bring stained glass to your kitchen cabinets.
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. While 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.
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 so that your kitchen cabinets come out looking as great as they can be.
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 are moving past the farmhouse feel, placing new emphasis on the importance of repurposing for utility and environmental protection, we’re going to look at a trend to incorporate stained glass into windows, doors, and cabinets in apartments and houses.
Here are 5 reasons to add more stained glass to your home:
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.
Before stained glass is commissioned and specifically designed for a project, extensive personalization and customization is possible in each design. Stained glass is essentially a work of art, all its own, whether it’s colored or not. You can work with the designers to arrive at the stained glass door inserts and stained glass windows that you want before committing to the installation. Who doesn’t like a personalized touch in their living space?
The glass used in stained glass windows and cabinetry follows a copper foil technique that was invented over 100-years ago. Using copper stripes and wrapping them around the glass, joining the ends and soldering the piece together to keep 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 to temperature changes, moisture, and other natural elements.
When we think of stained glass, we think of gorgeous and impressive cathedrals that are 600-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.
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!
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