Stained Glass StylesMartin Faith
One of the impressive aspects of working with Scottish Stained Glass — the leading custom stained glass studio in the U.S. — is that we make all our beautiful pieces by hand, to your tastes, specifications and style. In fact, we can produce stained glass for Houston homes, churches and businesses in a wide variety of styles, so there is definitely something for every taste.
You will work with one of our stained glass designers to create your custom design. Whether you create your own original style or choose one of our most popular ones, it’s entirely up to you.
Rest assured that we use time tested stained glass techniques, combined with the most modern methods to assure the highest quality, utmost beauty, and ultimate durability.
Most Popular Houston Stained Glass Styles:
Prairie Style, as popularized by the famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Its defining characteristics include natural earthy colors and small geometric designs incorporating chevrons, circles or small patterns of squares.
Mackintosh Style, as inspired by the Scottish architect and artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh. If you are not familiar with Mr. Mackintosh, he was a water-colorist who specialized in florals. This style of stained glass has a strong Art Nouveau flavor, lovely colors, and frequently incorporates floral designs.
Celtic Style, originating in our native Scotland, is filled with intriguing Celtic knots and interlacing patterns. Traditional Celtic art is famous not just for its ornate spirals and patterns but for its complex symbolism. The intertwined lines and knots symbolized the ancient Celts’ beliefs about eternal life, heaven and earth.
Floral Style, (Including our signature “Aspen” collection) which could have your favorite flower, or even something like a grape vine with bunches of colored grapes (perfect for that wine cellar door!).
Traditional or Contemporary Style, describes the great majority of the glass we build, which is uncolored, with beveling of the glass and various textures. These styles can add the perfect tough of stained glass elegance to any Houston home. They also provide the just the right amount of privacy you might be needing at your front door sidelights, bedroom or bathroom windows.
We hope you’ll spend some time browsing through the stained glass Houston galleries on this website, and learn about the different styles that are available to complement and enhance the beauty of your home. Remember, stained glass is not just colored, it can be clear with various textures. And it’s not just for windows either. Consider a hanging panel, a shower door, or how about a skylight?
Too many styles to choose from? You can rely upon the advice of our experienced staff to help you find something you will love for many years to come. When you are ready, give us a call to discuss your particular stained glass project. We look forward to working with you.
And remember, if you don’t see a style that suits you… if you have something different in mind… if you are an artist in your own right with your own unique vision… our talented and experienced designers are ready, willing and able to assist you in bringing your stylistic vision to life.