What’s Your Style? Could it be Arts and Crafts!!

Arts and Crafts

Arts and Crafts style blends fine workmanship, craftsman and functional together. The design is straight lined and uses natural materials. Woodworked joints and handwork are very visible on this style. The Craftsman window framed in single panels is the most recognizable feature of this style. It started in England as a reaction against the production of the decorative arts popular at that time. It stood for traditional craftsmanship with simple form and folksy/romantic styles of decorating. It can be called anti-industrial. Arts and Crafts furniture is exclusively made of oak often heavy, square and often upholstered in leather. Look for earthy organic colors, copper and bronze that was often hammered by hand. Handmade textiles reflect the warm, earthy feel of the period.

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