Sometimes when I walk into a client’s home, I am blown away by their decorating. I can’t wait to create and install stained glass windows because I know they will look just right with their decor. That was the case when I met my clients in Monroe, NJ. They wanted some privacy around their front door; the windows to the left and right of the door are called sidelights and the one above is a transom. My clients had a general feeling about the colors and designs they liked and suggested they might want a dove incorporated into the transom. I drew a few sketches and helped them determine that they could use textured clear glass in the background to provide privacy while also letting in a lot of light. Often when I complete a commission, I have my photographer friend, David Glasofer of Image Up Studio, take photographs of my work before I install it. But, in this case, I asked him to come with me to their home to take photos of the windows installed in order to show how they look in their picturesque entryway. I wish I could take credit for the whole space but I only added a piece to their puzzle. The stained glass windows I created are functional because of the privacy they provide but their true beauty comes from how they tie into their lovely home.