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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.

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

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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

 

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.

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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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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. 

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

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.

Good evening from us here at Coriander Stained Glass.  We’ve a few projects keeping us busy and we’d like to share some of them with you today.

Often when people are choosing a stained glass window for their home they choose one that is either in keeping with the age of the house, or sympathetic to the style of other windows in the street in which they live.

The following three windows were all completed in Clapham.  They all incorporate the same Victorian geometric design, all in slightly different colour schemes.

For the first job, you can see the before and after with the completed stained glass window, and what a huge transformation it has made to this entrance way.

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The subtle differences in colour scheme are personal touches added by each home owner, but the defining features of these Victorian pieces are the ruby red borders, geometric shapes and pastel shades.

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This next project shows a 1930’s style stained glass fitted in Southfields, London.

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1930’s stained glass took some of it’s basic design elements and shapes from Edwardian Stained Glass and you can see that here in the above project.  With textured, clear glass for the background and a pale border, the central features of this piece are natural, flowing, soft shapes.

Also typical of this era is the picture window, which can be very ornate and include painted details.  Our in house artist, Margaret, can re create your favourite painting or picture and incorporate it into a piece of stained glass for your home.  For examples, take a look at the painted glass designs portfolio page.

That’s it from us today but we’ll be back later in the week with more projects.  Take a look at our stained glass portfolio page if you’re looking for some inspiration, or you can follow us on Facebook or Twitter to keep up to date with our latest news.

We’ve a few more projects to share with you today at Coriander Stained Glass.  Despite the dip in the weather, we’ve been keeping busy with some lovely stained glass windows.

A large part of our work is in restoring and renovating old or damaged pieces to their former glory.  Be it an ecclesiastical piece within a church or a small residential piece in someone’s home, we take great pride in the quality of our restorations.

This first example is of an Edwardian piece rebuilt for a home in Wembley park.

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Typical of it’s period, this leaded light features a clear, textured background glass contrasted with the bright purple border and yellow insert, topped off with a bold floral central feature.

This next example shows a restored Victorian geometric piece, returned to its’ former glory in its’ home in Kingston.

Victorian Stained Glass, Kingston

The ruby red border and geometric background in pastel hues are typical features of the Victorian period, with the central roundels in ruby red and the secondary, smaller roundels in pastel shades to compliment the background.

When a new stained glass window is created for a home there are several things to take into consideration.  It could be that you are looking to remain sympathetic to the style and era of other homes in your street, or are looking to remake an original piece of stained glass that may have once been in your home in years gone by.

In some cases, the most simple designs can be the most striking if you are looking to brighten up your entrance way.

This is a Victorian geometric piece fitted in Putney.  It’s simple geometric background in pastel shades and complimenting lilac roundels create a light and airy entrance way for this home.

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For more ideas an inspiration for a stained glass window for your own home, take a look at our stained glass portfolio.   You can also keep up to date with our latest news on Facebook and Twitter.

It’s the bank holiday weekend and from all of us here at Coriander Stained Glass we hope you are all having a wonderful time with family and friends.  The sun was a bit slow to come out yesterday but it turned out to be a beautiful day, so fingers crossed for the rest of the long weekend!

Some exciting news to share with you today – Coriander Stained Glass have been featured in this months 25 Beautiful Homes magazine.  Each month readers are introduced to stunning real homes to provide ideas and inspiration.

The windows featured in the magazine excerpt are from a home in St Margaret’s, Twickenham.  The picture on the left is of the stairway window, the stained glass really catches the light beautifully on the hand painted flowers and bees, it is really a sweet little piece.

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The photo on the right hand side of the magazine excerpt is of the Edwardian front entrance, 11 panes of glass in total complete this piece and the pastel shades really compliment the flowing central floral focal points.

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This shot of the entrance from outside shows off how wonderful the glass looks even at night.

We are thrilled to have been included in the magazine, if you are thinking about a stained glass window for your own home, the full article is full of tips and really great ideas.  You can also take a look at our stained glass portfolio which is bursting with great examples from the Victorian and Edwardian era, Art Deco and 1930’s era – or alternatively why not go for something completely different?  We can turn your photos, favourite pictures or sketches into a piece of stained glass for your home.

That’s it from us for today but we hope you are all enjoying the bank holiday weekend, check back in a few days for more of our latest projects.  You can also keep up to date with us on Facebook and Twitter, where we’ve been sharing some beautiful snaps from a recent trip to Belgium.

Well the Bank Holiday weekend is fast approaching and it looks like the weather has picked up just in time!  Whilst you kick back and enjoy the sunshine we’ve got a few more projects to share with you here at Coriander Stained Glass.

Today we’re going to share with you two projects, explaining the key differences between the Edwardian and Victorian eras.

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At first glance, one might mistake these two stained glass windows as being from the same era – with the same striking ruby red border and use of pastel shades in the background, it is an easy assumption to make.Victorian Stained Glass 2

What defines these two windows from one and other is what is between the borders.  The Victorian window is easily identifiable by its use of bold geometric shapes, whereas the Edwardian piece has the flowing floral design typical of its era.

The Edwardian piece features the little roundels in the smaller sections that match the glass colour of the main feature flower.

In the Victorian piece, a wider variety of blues and greens have been used and overall much bolder colours.

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Both pieces have a striking effect and will add interest to your entranceway.  If you’re looking for a stained glass window to compliment the age of your home, or simply just have an idea that you’d like to create, why not take a look at our stained glass portfolio for some more ideas and inspiration to help you with your plans.

Check back later this week when we’ll be sharing more of our latest projects with you.  You can also follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

 

 

We’ve been busy here at Coriander Stained Glass working on a number of restoration projects.  We’d like to share with you these projects for Edwardian and Victorian themed pieces.

Edwardian Front Entrance – SW London

Coriander Stained Glass Edwardian Entrance

The first stage is to remove the broken glass (it was not the original) from the far panels.

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We have made the new panels fitted in this picture.  The design copies the original that is still in the neighbouring home, the glass colour used is a mixture of old and new, with the usual red border distinctive of this era, replaced with midnight blue and in the flower petals grape water glass.  The background, leaf and bud colours replicate the original, a good mix of old and new that works beautifully.

Coriander Stained Glass Edwardian work

This picture shows whole new front entrance created from scratch for an Edwardian home in SW19.  We have created the stained glass which is based on a local design.

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If you are thinking about an Edwardian window for your home, why not take a look at our Edwardian gallery for more ideas.

Victorian Restoration Projects

Coriander Stained Glass Victorian window

This is one of two Victorian geometric style top lights delivered to a client in Oxford.  The background is a random placement of four pale shades in antique cathedral with the standard ruby red border providing a strong frame.

Coriander Stained Glass Victorian Geometric

The above picture shows a completely new Victorian Geometric patterned stained glass front entrance based on the original design for the road in SW19 that we have recently made and installed.

Coriander Stained Glass Victorian painted panel

This next picture shows a rebuilt Victorian painted panel.  We have stripped this roundel of lead and rebuilt it into a new lead light.  We have only replaced the red border and one broken painted border pane. 

For more ideas and inspiration on Victorian stained glass, take a look at our Victorian gallery.

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