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Welcome back to the Coriander Stained Glass blog.

We hope you have had a good Summer. However it is soon to come to an end and we could not be more excited for Autumn and the projects to come!  This is our latest Victorian style stained glass front entrance fitted yesterday in a home in Wimbledon SW19.

Victorian Stained Glass

These are two restored Victorian door panels in St. Margarets, Twickenham.

Victorian Stained Glass

To view more Victorian Stained Glass projects, please take a look at our Victorian Stained Glass page.

 

 

This is a new Edwardian Stained Glass front entrance in Southfields, London, SW18. More Edwardian Stained Glass projects can be found in our Edwardian/Art Nouveau Stained Glass page.

 

Edwardian Stained Glass

 

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This week at Coriander Stained Glass we have been busy restoring two Edwardian front entrances in Wimbledon Park to their former glory. The stained glass has been replaced, replicating the original designs and glass that would have been used when the houses were built.

 

Edwardian Front Entrance 1

Edwardian Front Entrance 2

Also this week we have been working on a design template for a beautiful picture window representing a view in Brittany.

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Thank you for visiting, and don’t forget to check out our regularly updated Stained Glass Portfolio for more examples of our work.

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Good evening from all of us here at Coriander Stained Glass.  The summer is finally well under way and we hope you have all been enjoying the good weather with family and friends.

We have a couple of really special projects to share with you today; two Victorian and one bespoke piece of stained glass.

This first piece shows a stained glass for a set of internal partition doors.    It is the choice of texture and colour that make this piece come to life, with each choice of texture complimenting the piece next to it.  Internal feature doors such as this make a stunning focal point for your home and allow light to travel from one room to another, which can really open up and brighten your internal space.  By choosing clear, textured glass for the background not only does the focal point of the butterfly carry more impact, but the whole piece allows the maximum amount of light to pass through.

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This first design of Victorian stained glass is specific to a small area of Wimbledon Park.
Here we have removed all three panels because the lead structures had worn out and were weak and bowing.   At our Wimbledon workshop we stripped the panels of lead and rebuilt them.  Three of the rose paintings were missing or broken so we have replaced them – Margaret, our in house artist, hand painted them at our Wimbledon shop.

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These next photos show a beautiful set of newly created Victorian geometric stained glass, the design copying the original for the road when the house was built.  The colours of the top light tie in with the two vertical panels in the main door, and typical features of the era can easily be identified.  With the pastel geometric background and ruby red border,this piece is undeniably Victorian.

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That’s it for today but check back later this week, we have many more beautiful projects to share with you.

If you are thinking of a stained glass window for your own home, take a look at our stained glass portfolio for more ideas and inpsiration.  You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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Here at Coriander Stained Glass we’ve been keeping busy with a number of projects, a few of which we are going to share with you today.

Edwardian Stained Glass

This is an internal door in a beautiful Edwardian home in Long Ditton, Surrey . The original lead structure over the decades had weakened and there is only one way of resolving this.  The lead light must be taken apart and the lead structure replaced, which is what we did with all twelve of these panels.   This process also cleans the glass very effectively so that it shines and glistens.  This piece works particularly well for an internal door because of its’ placement within the home, you can see in the photograph that it is in a place that allows natural light to pass through it and creates a wonderful transition between rooms.

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This next set of pictures shows a beautiful set of Victorian geometric stained glass we have recently fitted in a home in Wimbledon, South West London. Features typical of the era include the ruby red border, the geometric shapes, and the pastel shades used for the background glass.

Stained glass completely transforms the entrance of a home, creating an impressive, decorative main character feature and opens up what is otherwise usually a quite dull space.

If you’re looking for inspiration for a piece of stained glass for your own home, there are lots of beautiful examples to be found in our stained glass portfolio.  You can opt for a design that is traditional and in keeping with the properties in your area, or we can design you something completely bespoke from a drawing or your favourite picture.

Don’t forget you can also keep up to date with all our latest news on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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From all of us here at Coriander Stained Glass we hope you’ve been enjoying the warmer weather and like us, we’re sure you’re hoping it’s here to stay!

Today we’d like to share with you some of our latest Edwardian projects, with a little insight in to the era and its’ defining features.

This first project was for an Edwardian home in South London.  The stained glass has been hand made piece by piece in our workshop, copying the original design found in the area.

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Edwardian Stained Glass (5)

Here you can see typical features of the period, such as the clear, textured glass in for the background and the flowing leaf design which is in a coloured, textured glass.  Getting the correct combination of textures is key for Edwardian Stained Glass and in this piece it ties the different areas of the design together beautifully.

This next Edwardian piece features a lovely bold focal point of the blue/lilac flowers, with the little hand painted gems adding a brighter pop of colour to the centre of the flowers.  Again, texture plays a key part in this piece, with the contrast between the textured clear background and the smoother texture of the flower petals.

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The next two pieces are more varied in colour.  The first is a move away from the more commonly used ruby red border to this wonderful sea blue, with the tulip-like flowers on both the central and outer panels.

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This second piece uses a fantastic combination of colour and detail, with the diamonds and gems creating a border around the floral focal point.

If you are thinking of a stained glass window for your own home we hope that we have given you some food for thought, as these are just a few examples of Edwardian Stained Glass, if you’d like to see more please take a look at our stained glass portfolio. 

You can also keep up to date with our latest news by following us on Facebook or Twitter. 

Check back later in the week when we’ll be sharing some of our Victorian Stained Glass pieces.

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We can’t believe it’s June already here at Coriander Stained Glass, but we’ve been busy working hard on some new projects and we’d like to share some more with you today.

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This beautiful set of stained glass leaded lights were recently made and fitted in a home in Ealing, London.

A copy of an original set in a neighbours house as far as the design is concerned, but as with everything we make the glass colours and textures are chosen by the client to keep the piece personal

There are, however, traditional colour combinations used for different design types that we recommend throughout the process.

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As you can see from these photographs the sidelights are in painted glass, the colours are completely traditional mute yellow, amber and brown/black with the traditional ruby red border.  Our in house artist, Margaret, lovingly hand paints each piece of glass from either her own sketches or photographs produced by our clients.  The painted columns in this piece really add a touch of elegance to what is otherwise a quite traditional Victorian piece.

Victorian Stained Glass in Ealing

The 4 central windows also have the traditional border to bring the piece together, with the bold geometric pattern over a background of pastel shades.  The little round gems are hand painted and can therefore be created to match perfectly with the other features in the window.

We have lots of beautiful examples in our stained glass portfolio if you are thinking of a stained glass window for your own home, with some stunning glass painted by Margaret in our hand painted glass designs gallery.

Well that’s it from us for today, but we have plenty more projects to share with you in the coming weeks so be sure to check back soon or keep up to date via Facebook or Twitter.

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From us all here at Coriander Stained Glass we hope you have a lovely bank holiday Monday in the sunshine.   We are keeping our fingers crossed that the weather stays good!

Today we’ve another project from Hampton Court Palace to share with you.

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In the top left hand corner you will see our new vent created using a design of soldered lead, we believe that this method of vent construction is unique and approval was needed for its use by English Heritage.

The manor of Hampton was first acquired by the Knights Hospitaller in 1236, when they used the site as a centre for food storage and accounts keeping.  Excavations suggest that the Knights had a barn used as an estate office.  The first tenant on the site was Giles Daubeney who took out a lease on the property in 1494.

The palace as we know it today was originally built for Cardinal Wolsey in the early 1500′s, and for many years after that it was home to many members of the Royal Family.  However, it has not been inhabited by the Royal Family since the 18th Century and has undergone extensive renovation undertaken by its’ many owners.

We love the palace for it’s beautiful collection of art, the architecture, and of course, the maze garden!

If you’re feeling inspired about a leaded light for your own home, take a look at our stained glass portfolio.

Well that’s it from us for today.  We hope you have a wonderful bank holiday Monday with family and friends and remember, we’d love to see what you’ve been up to, you can share your pictures with us via Facebook or Twitter.

 

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From all of us here at Coriander Stained Glass we hope you’ve had a lovely, relaxing weekend, with at least a little bit of sunshine!  We’ve a few projects to share with you today of some more work we’ve completed for Hampton Court Palace.

We have restored this traditional lead light in the Georgian House, which is one of the properties the palace lets out to visitors via the Landmark Trust.  This is the second restoration we have carried out in the Georgian House.

Hampton Court Palace, The Georgian House

Built in 1719 The Georgian House was originally the kitchens for George, Prince of Wales.  Now a stunning house with views of the Palace and its’ own walled garden, this alternative retreat sleeps 8 and pets are welcome.

Founded in 1965 the Landmark Trust charity was established “to rescue historic and architecturally interesting buildings and their surroundings from neglect and, when restored, to give them new life by letting them as places to experience for holidays”.

To find out more about the Landmark Trust charity take a look at their website.

Our work for Hampton Court Palace is on going, and you can find more examples of projects we’ve carried out for them on our page dedicated to restoration work at Hampton Court Palace.

This second shot shows a rebuilt lead light in Fountain Court, Hampton Court Palace.

Hampton Court Palace, Fountain Court

Fountain Court was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and now the interior contains stately rooms and galleries, including the Cartoon Gallery on the south side of the court.

Helping to maintain our British heritage is something we are incredibly proud of and we will continue to share with you any further work we carry out for Hampton Court Palace.

That’s it from us today but check back later in the week for more of our latest projects.   If you’re looking for some inspiration and ideas for a piece of stained glass for your own home, be sure to check out our stained glass portfolio. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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Good evening from us all here at Coriander Stained Glass.  What better way to kick back and relax for the weekend with a bit of light reading! Today we’d like to share with you some of our latest projects, focusing on ways of incorporating florals into your stained glass.

Art Nouveau

This first project is of an internal piece of stained glass fitted in a home in Wimbledon village.

Art Nouveau stained glass

The art nouveau style of stained glass can be very soft and works particularly well for this internal door, with the focus being the flowing, floral shapes of leaves and the main flower.

Artists such as William Morris were a great influence on the Art Nouveau movement.  Undulating, flowing lines, with a “whiplash” like movement are defining features of the stained glass of this era, and for this reason are particularly well suited to the natural lines of florals.  Another great influence on this era was the Czech artist Mucha, who’s pictures of women often reflected the sinewy shapes found in stained glass.

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Each of these have elements that would translate beautifully into a piece of stained glass and have a heavy focus on florals.

Edwardian

These next few projects are Edwardian.  Heavily influenced by the Art Nouveau era, Edwardian stained glass typically reflects nature,  and features long flowing, turning over leaves as well as short, curvy leaves, with tulips or roses as flower examples.

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The piece on the right was a restoration job, and is a common design of this period, with personal touches being made in the choice of glass colour and texture.

Edwardian Stained Glass works well as residential pieces in much the same way Art Nouveau pieces do.  It is quite soft in appearance, but because of the typically clear, textured background glass it can often have quite bold, striking floral focal points.

Well that’s it for today, we hope we have given you a few ideas for your own project, be sure to check our stained glass portfolio for more ideas and inspiration.  You can also keep up to date with us on Facebook and Twitter.