We are seeing more and more demand from clients that want to put that “special” touch into their homes–a one-of-a-kind piece of furniture, a commissioned piece of art, something that can become a family heirloom and be passed down to their children. Not only do these pieces hold a special place in our designs, they often speak about the family themselves. We recently completed a job where we brought in an artist to design a piece of leaded glass to become a focal point in the main living area. The symbolism of the phoenix and the dragon was very special to the family, with special attention to the placement of the creatures, along with the significance of the pearl in the center, according to Chinese culture. We helped the artist complete the design, then hand selected every glass to be used in the window, with careful consideration of the textures and designs of the glass. Once completed and installed, this family has a eye-catching centerpiece for their living space, as well as a unique piece of art that can be handed down!!