The Arts and Crafts design movement was one that rebelled against Industrialization, and looked to furniture and decorations that were made by craft. Staying away from machine-made items, the Arts and Crafts (or Craftsman) style did not incorporate excessive detailing and decoration of the past Victorian style. Society took pride in their craft, and celebrated the imperfections that come from handmade work. The style attempts to stay true to nature with the materials chosen to build with, and any detailing or fabric patterns tend to mimic scenes of nature. Frowning upon artificial ornamentation, the furniture and decorations are minimal and functional. This clean style is characterized by simple and clean lines, heavy woodwork, stained glass, lace, woven rugs and ceramics. It often has low-pitched roofs, exposed beams and rafters, rich woods and deep colors.
I think this style is so pretty and refreshing to look at. The designs, as well as the spaces, are free of clutter and give a sense of order. The coziness of this style always reminds me of Fall, as its warm and and inviting materials just ask for you to relax in its spaces.
Here are a few updated, more modern takes on the old Craftsman style. What are your thoughts on the style of Arts and Crafts?
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image via The San Diego Museum of Art
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