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adorned Design District show- room, they’re probably on their way to the company’s factory in Monterrey, Mexico, where most projects are brought to life. “We balance each other out


really well,” Gutierrez says. “I think we’re both not afraid to really get our hands dirty with certain projects. He [Perez] might run to me with an idea for a project and we’ll put our heads together to make it hap- pen.”


As tastes change, so does


Solara’s product line. In recent years, the company has taken a step toward the modern, craft- ing bold iron doors that would look perfectly in place in the most cutting-edge of homes. These new designs strive to maximize glass area while main- taining clean, simple lines. “A lot of modern homes fea-


ture wooden doors, but there’s been an increased interest in iron doors too,” Perez says. “People don’t realize that iron doors are almost guaranteed to increase your home’s value. Not only that, but they also last much longer than conventional doors.”


Of course, Solara creates


more than just statement-making doors. In fact, it’s the company’s innovative exterior and interior lighting lines that are true stand- outs. In the same way the com- pany found its roots, Solara’s lights were developed after Perez noticed that the market’s lighting offerings couldn’t match the grandeur of his doors. “Developing our lighting line was a little trickier than our other products,” Perez says. “There were a lot of technical hurdles to jump over before we could


get them to our customers. However, today, a lot people know us because of our lights.” Aesthetically, the lights vary in style from traditional to mod- ern; however, it’s the technical achievements of the lights that are quite noteworthy. Solara was one of the first companies to offer exterior gas lighting that feeds straight into the home’s main gas line, a feature that’s not only easier to use, but safer for your family as well. You know those charming flickering lanterns you see dotted across Highland Park? Chances are they’re Solara lights.


But why stop at just doors and lights? After all, the compa- ny is a one-stop-shop that offers everything you need to outfit your home. From custom wine cellars, hardware, decorative room dividers and table bases,


there’s really no project that the designers aren’t willing to tackle.


Because of the company’s quality products and work ethic, the greatest compliment they receive from the builders and designers they work with is that when it comes to building their own homes, the pros go with Solara products. So, if you’re after custom


ironwork that is truly second to none, why look anywhere else? 2


SOLARA IRON DOORS & LIGHTING


142 Howell St.


Dallas, TX 75207 214-744-9900 solaralighting.com


Chase Wade is a Texas-based


freelance writer. Read more of his work at chasewadewrites.com.


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