Beveled glass is a classic and works with so many decor styles. This project offered additional functionality as a room divider, replacing existing solid shutters, providing privacy while letting natural light into the hallway!
The project called for complex bevel cluster to act as the center cameo. When using bevel clusters, it’s best to have it in house before attempting any design drawing. Each piece is different and varies across the work, even when they are “machine-made”, so to size the background pieces correctly – you really have to trace the actual glass pieces, and not trust a drawing.
To accent the gorgeous bevel set that was chosen, we used pencil bevels as an inside boarder. “Pencil” bevels are just 1″ wide by either 3″, 4″, 5″, etc., long bevels. Leaving some “background” glass to the edge allows the bevels to really capture the light and bounce prisms around the room, as it’s facets are not stuck going into the framing.
Then there is the play of texture! And why not! All clear glass just begs for a play of textures, and by punching the “feel” of the glass, you not only achieve greater dimension, but sparkle as well. And you never miss not having color!
This classy monochromatic look will stand the test of ages, and plays nicely with the different lighting of the two spaces: the warm light of the hall way and landing with it’s grand chandelier vs. the cool grey blue and white of the bedroom dressing area upstairs.
In the images you can see the attention to detail as Bill installs the rosettes to match the wood work as stops for the glass. They are decorative and tie the details of the room together while serving to hold the glass in place. A custom wood frame cut to exacting measurements (so the piece wouldn’t fall out the other side of course!) and painted with an exact match to the painted trim of the room.
Such an exciting transformation and a wonderful example of how stained glass has both functionality and beauty for today’s home!
It never ceases to amaze me that you can cut glass into curves like you did on this beautiful room divider! It’s more than stunning what a work of art and master construction!