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THE TIMELESS ART FORM OF S TAINED GL A S S WINDOWS 18

D E C OR T R E N D S | HOM E + DE S I GN

Dan and Stacie Lykins recently added this beautiful window to create a spa atmosphere.

BRING MESMERIZING PALETTES OF COLOR, WARMTH AND BEAUTY INTO THE HOME The purpose of windows is to see outside and add light and beauty to the interior of the home. The purpose of stained glass windows is to beautify the home, control light, and provide privacy. Making stained glass windows thrived during the Medieval and Gothic periods when stained glass windows became popular in cathedrals, town halls, and wealthy homes. Stained glass artistry declined and by 1640, stained glass was rare. In the mid-nineteenth century there was a revival of the Gothic style and

a renewed interest in the lost art of stained glass making. Tiffany lamps gained popularity as did modern stained glass windows by renowned artists like Louis Comfort Tiffany and Frank Lloyd Wright. The revival was cut short because of the depression and World War ll. Over the last few decades, interest in stained glass windows has revived and it’s also a popular hobby. Stained glass windows usher in natural sunlight and bring a new level of beauty when colors of the sun filter through