Interior Design Style: Arts and Crafts

Natural stone and wood, with superior yet simple craftsmanship using minimal accents setting off their beauty, are the foundation for decorating in Arts and Crafts style. Furniture is of simple, utilitarian, solid construction but with beautiful wood and craftsmanship.

Arts and Crafts style evolved in England with the onset of the Industrial Revolution in the late 1800’s/early 1900’s. People got weary of the huge quantity of factory-produced furniture in ornate Victorian style, and yearned for the simple craftsmanship of days gone by. Arts and Crafts style furniture was hand made with subtle curvatures and ornamentation. Around the same time in the USA Gustav Stickley was building what was to become known as Mission style furniture, slightly stockier and less ornate, which would become almost merged in style with Arts and Crafts. Upon the movement of the Arts and Crafts style into America, both styles became described synonymously although they originated in different countries.

Look for:

  • Wood with prominent grain
  • Blocky shapes
  • wood floors in parquet or oak planks
  • Exposed joints/beams
  • huge stone fireplaces with massive hearths
  • Clean, strong lines
  • oil rubbed bronze hardware
  • stained glass
  • Minimal accent detailing
  • cream, terracotta, mustard yellow, olive green, deep blue and a deep crimson for walls and upholsteries
  • William Morris style wallpapers

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7pc Mission Style Solid Hardwood Dining Table & 6 Chairs Set  Home Style 5181-5018 Arts and Crafts Queen Bed, Nightstand and Chest, Black

Arts & Crafts Mission Style Oil Rubbed Bronze Two Gang Switch Plate - Two GFI Decora OpeningsArts & Crafts Style Tubular Handleset In Oil Rubbed Bronze With Left Hand Hammered Levers And 2 3-8inch Backset. Antique Door Handles.Arts & Crafts Mission Style Oil Rubbed Bronze One Gang Switch Plate - One Toggle Light Switch Opening

Artcraft Lighting AC8065OB Courtyard Chain Pendant Light, Oil-Rubbed BronzeQuoizel Inglenook Tiffany 2 Light Table LampProgress Lighting P3513-46 Arts and Craft 2-Light Close-To-Ceiling with Honey Art Glass, Weathered Bronze

Arts & Crafts Pantry Cottage Oak   Home Style 5180-18 Arts and Crafts Double Pedestal Desk, Cottage Oak Finish

Salsbury Industries 4615BLK Traditional Mailbox, Decorative, Horizontal Style, BlackOne Pair- Mission Style Arts & Crafts Corbels- 2 x 6 x 8inchSolid Steel Mission Style Louvered Floor Register, In 6 Finishes. Register Cover.

[Free Shipping] Beautiful Tree of Life (G) By William Morris Fine Tapestry Jacquard Woven Wall Hanging Art Decor9 x 12 BRAND NEW KARASTAN ENGLISH MANOR WILLIAM MORRIS RED

Mission Bail Pull Black Epoxy 3 1-2inch Solid Brass Swan Neck Bail Pull In Antique Brass Finish. Arts Crafts Hardware.Mission Flower Kitchen Design Drawer Pull Knob

2inch Solid Wood Pole Rings for Window Drapes, Coffee [CAPITOL CITY LUMBER]Arm and Hammer Curtain Fresh Odor Neutralizing Sheer Curtain PanelEnd Caps for 2inch Wood Pole-1 Pair Coffee Kirsch Wood Trends 2 Inch Smooth Wood Poles

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