Similiar color schemes, similiar formal interpretations, different presentation. I always tell people who are obviously in angst over making a final glass texture or color choice that there are two things to keep in mind: 1.) Under no circumstances would I remain silent and let something slide through that I think would ultimately be disappointing. My reputation and integrity are at stake. People trust my advice. 2.) When the choices narrow and either one would be attractive, then I suggest to them that these panels are like snowflakes. Slightly different, but each would be beautiful in its own way.
This house was built in 1941. There have been many changes in its lifetime, but fortunately the original circular-topped door survived the multitude of adjustments–probably because a replacement door with an arched top would require a special order. Translate that to mean expensive.
Originally, the seperate panes were clear double-strength window glass. Nothing special, nothing noteworthy. After drawing an exact duplicate with true-to-size measurements of the openings and wood framing between panels, the creative process began. Layed out a border, decided how to space the center motif, filled in the narrow tops and bottoms. Within a few hours, the working cartoon was finalized. Picked out multiple textures of colorless art glass, decided on placement and figured out the amounts needed.
Each of the nine panels were installed as the assembly progressed. Working a few hours at a time around a busy schedule, after about 3 months the last section was installed. The insulation factor is the same as the original glass, but a new storm door is on the list.