When we bought our 1979 house in suburbia in 1995, this window was an eye sore. Yes, it was a stained glass window. However, it was rather cheap and tacky looking, sporting a yellow rose. I would cringe looking at it, but began calling it our "yellow rose of Texas" in an effort to at least feel slightly more fond of it.
Changing the window was one of the first things I worked on after we moved in. I suppose I could say I I DESIGNED the window, but that would be pushing it a bit. Rather, I copied a fairly traditional and basic design, added a few elements, and chose various pieces of glass with a talented stained glass guy at my side to do the work. At the time, I was 7 months pregnant and trying to nest in a hurry!
So the stained glass dude did as I asked. No color. I wanted it timeless. Now, 16 years later, I am so glad I "designed" this window as I did!
Here is another shot of it:
More recently, we replaced our front door. I chose to keep this theme going! :)
Here is the inside view...
And the outside...
As a side note, I have had a black front door now for about 2 years and I love that I chose this color! It compliments our paint color fabulously, and it makes a nice dramatic statement (I think!).
Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!