This pic does not do it justice, the colors are brighter and more vibrant in real life.
I went with the autumnal tree/owl/spiderweb design because I felt like it spoke to Fall/Halloween without being too over the top. I have loved that window every day since we had it installed and have always hoped that maybe someday we could incorporate more stained glass into our house.
When we were first sitting down to design the renovation, I spent a lot of time online looking at pictures of old houses. When I came across this picture of a bathroom in the beautiful King-Keith Bed and Breakfast in Inman Park, I knew I wanted to do the same thing in our master bath:
I've never stayed at the King-Keith, cause you know, I live here, but it's got some pretty high ratings online so you might want to check it out if you're ever in Atlanta.
After much thought and deliberation, we decided to go ahead and splurge and have Pat design some beautiful windows for our master bath as well as a transom that will be at the end of the hallway.
We met with Pat and got to choose from several different designs:
On the left is several different choices for the two master bath windows, and on the right is several different designs for the transoms.
We decided in for a penny, in for a pound, so we are going to go for the two most elaborate of the designs for the master bath:
Remember that most of our bathroom will be white subway tile, so these windows will provide a much needed pop of color in the room. This is our top three choices for the transom:
The H is for Howard of course, but I thought it was just a little too egotistical. The owl is very cute and matches the front door, but we ultimately decided to go for the cobweb. It also matched the front door and spoke to my love of Halloween...and it would be very unique. Sometimes I wonder if, many years from now, people will think an arachnologist owned this house because of all of the stained glass spider webs.
So here is what we are thinking of for the colors:
That large beautiful piece of striated blue and white glass will be the sky background on the master bath windows. The little orange, brown, green and yellow samples underneath it will be the different colors of the falling leaves on the tree. The yellow round piece of glass on the paper is what we've decided to go with in the cabochons of the transom design. And this opaque brown will be the tree bark:
Just holding it up to the light to confirm it's opaque so no one will see my naked wet tushie in the shower.
We decided to add a little color around the spider's web in the transom, so we are going with the same striated green glass that frames the owl/tree on our front door (it's the large chunk in this picture):
We know that this is definitely one aspect of our design that we will never see a return on when we sell the house, but we don't care. This beautiful stained glass will make our house special and unique, and we will love it every single day that we get to live here. Sometimes, you gotta live a little, ya know?