Arts and Crafts Furniture

Arts and Crafts Furniture

The popularity of Arts and Crafts furniture is part and parcel to the original rise and repeated resurgence of the Arts and Crafts Movement in American housing, design, and architecture. As with all things concerning the Arts and Crafts style, the purpose is returning simplicity, beauty, quality, and functionality to our homes and lifestyles. Popular … Read more

Tudor Style Homes

Tudor Style Homes

When I first encountered Tudor houses in my study of the Arts and Crafts Movement, I conjured up images of medieval residences crafted in 16th century England during the Tudor period under the rule of the Royal House of Tudor. However, those are not the Tudor houses of which we speak in the present day … Read more

Cottage Style Homes

Cottage Style Homes

Cottage style homes are often depicted in storybooks and fairy tales, tucked deep in the woods and surrounded by birds, rabbits, and beautiful flowers. They are often thought of as small cabins in idyllic surroundings where nothing bad can ever happen. Home designers are now creating cottage houses with more space and in different settings, … Read more

Arts and Crafts Homes

Arts and Crafts Homes

In a historic sense, homes that were built in the Craftsman style during the Arts and Crafts Movement of the late 1800s and early 1900s are Arts and Crafts homes. That is a sound historical definition. Two examples which can be found abundantly anywhere in America are Craftsman style homes and bungalow style homes, both of which flourished in part because they … Read more

Bungalow Style Homes

Bungalow Style Homes

When it comes to bungalow style homes, whether you are a newbie to the world of bungalows or an experienced bungalow enthusiast, you have at some point in the journey scratched your head over this simple question: What is a bungalow style home? I empathize with you because I have been there, done that. Years … Read more

Arts and Crafts Movement

Arts and Crafts Movement

The Arts and Crafts Movement revived traditional artistic craftsmanship with themes of simplicity, honesty, function, harmony, nature and social reform. The movement promoted moral and social health through quality of architecture and design executed by skilled creative workers, and was a revolt against the poor quality of industrialized mass production. The Bristh Arts and Crafts … Read more

Craftsman Style Homes

Craftsman Style Homes

Years ago, if you had asked me to describe the key features of Craftsman style homes I would have replied, “A Craftsman house has a big porch and lots of woodwork.” To be completely honest, the first time I heard the term Craftsman style uttered in reference to a specific type of home, I didn’t have a … Read more