So, window. Pam really likes the Moroccan design too, and I admit, it would be super-cool to design a window for our house based on a design from 1300 -- now that's historic! It's an pattern I love, but I'm worried that it'll be too ornate. An alternative we'd been leaning towards is the much simpler diamond pattern style.
It's funny, but I think my main concern with doing something ornate at the kitchen window is that it'll clash with the RH pulley lighting over the island. That's such an industrial look, and an attention-grabbing shape. I'm worried that a window full of stars, for example, will just fight with those lights. Whereas a simpler geometric might work better with it? We don't want to have too many focal points, right?
I know it seems a little ridiculous to design a window (hopefully permanent) around a light fixture (probably temporary), but, y'know, they were expensive light fixtures, and it's too late to return them, sadly. I did think that Kevin could take the two pulleys and use them in his office if he likes them (he hasn't picked lighting for that yet), and we could get something simpler for the island. They'd totally go with his chalkboard. But they might hang too low for functionality; they'd need to be high enough not to bump heads. And I still kind of think a schoolhouse light or some such might suit him better -- the pulleys cast light down, which is great for an island, but maybe not so great for lighting a room. I don't know.
If we give up the pulleys, that's definitely going to change the feel of the kitchen -- tilting more towards pretty and/or Moroccan and less towards industrial. I'm okay with that if Kevin is, but I'm also fine staying with the industrial vibe. I like both. And up 'til now, I'd mostly been keeping the Moroccan / Indian style elements on the second floor, so there's an argument for cohesion. Hmmm...
I do think using blue, and/or silver, and/or mercury glass in the window might work well, regardless of the design. I love mercury glass, and Kevin is pro-blue. :-) I think we'd need to decide whether to leave the leading silver-tone or patinate it to black. I can see arguments either way.
As a reference, here is some of the other stained glass in the house:
Honestly, I'm kind of frustrated with both of the ones I've done -- I can see scale problems in them both now that are bugging me. (The central motif is a little too large in the dining room window, and the star is a little too fat in the foyer window -- should have been divided into more segments, so each piece would be thinner.) And even though my teacher suggested it, I'm not sure I like the darker colors popping out of the paler ones in the dining room piece. I may well redo that piece at some point. But probably along similar lines, just with the proportions adjusted. I suspect I have to expect that my first few projects will have flaws. I just wish they weren't so obvious.