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My Houzz: Artistry and Craftsmanship Create a Heartfelt Home
"dmade details and commissioned art ring the charm bells in a sunny California beach... Jussi and Kiwi, and dogs Stella and Buddy Location: Cayucos, California Size: 1,844... weather and Pacific Coast views enticed Robert and Phyllis Frank to choose Cayucos... to its detailed design, heartfelt commissioned art collection — each piece a wedding... years — and bright exterior paint job. Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Robert and..."
Houzz Tour: Jewel Tones, Comfort and Craftsmanship
"love of books, jewel tones and architecture." But, the couple also required a casual... designer and now a Millbrae-based interior designer, for a peek at her latest project... remodel and ultimately turned into a complete renovation showcasing the clients' love... three dogs and visiting relatives from overseas. Let's take a look:... laundry and watch TV at the same time? The noise of the washer and dryer could be a..."
The Truth About 'Simple' Modern Details
They may look less costly and easier to create, but modern reveals, slab doors and more require an exacting hand
"costly and easier to create, but modern reveals, slab doors and more require an exacting... All of these design details aren't typical for the style of project I usually work... houses and thing that the apparent lack of detail makes for a less costly project... precise use of materials. Here are some modern details and how they are created.... One of the projects that I've been working on is a set of additions to a 1970s modern..."
Killy's Top Picks From ICFF 2011: It's All In the Details
"Artistry, Craftsmanship and Playful Details of These Faves... out of it. (Selfish? Maybe.) I accompanied my boss, owner/principal designer of Cravotta... intention of finding some new vendors for our high-end clients, and I feel we accomplished... gathering of wares, eventually available for sale, there was a lot of the same. This... table and chair bases, shagreen furniture treatments and kitschy table lamps. While..."
Roots of Style: Queen Anne Homes Present Regal Details
Complex facades with bay windows, multiple shingle patterns and even towers make these Victorian-era homes a sight to behold
"patterns and even towers make these Victorian-era homes a sight to behold... physical root of Queen Anne architecture is medieval and relates to the Elizabethan and Jacobean... hearts of house lovers across the United States. Tall, proud and intricately adorned... dance of visuals. But interestingly, Victorian is not actually a style, nor is it... an era, and American creations are distinctly different than their English cousins..."
Readers' Choice: Most Popular Design Details of 2010
"there, and an average room is instantly infused with the creative energy and character... character of the homeowners. Here are a few well-loved decorating ideas our readers returned... arrangement of reclaimed wood in one of the above photos are actually copper "shelves"... with a patina. I remember admiring them in a catalog -- Crate and Barrel? West Elm... ideas and the by the window seats...which i think can be combined purpose of nook..."
Kitchen of the Week: Chestnut and an Open Fire in Connecticut
Antique chestnut boards give a kitchen with a wood-burning oven vintage flair, balancing its modern amenities
"holes and mortise and tenon joint marks — these little details that show the history... room full of modern conveniences. “The homeowner owns a travel business and travels... old-world look of kitchens over there, and loved every imperfection in the boards, like knot... a one-of-a-kind kitchen. Kitchen at a Glance Who lives here: A family of 5 Location:... once one of the most popular woods used in home construction in the United States, but..."
Roots of Style: See What Defines a Craftsman Home
Charming features and intimate proportions have made Craftsman houses an American favorite. See their common details and variations
"features and intimate proportions have made Craftsman houses an American favorite. See... gabled and hipped roof. The details of the porch posts and rails, rafter tails and... architectural details, the English Arts and Crafts movement and an innovative California... years of the 20th century. Pattern books and periodicals furthered the study of the... scale and intricate wooden details gently layered over stucco, shingles, stone and..."
Kitchen of the Week: Organic Modernism in Seattle
"Craftsmanship from top to bottom gives a linear kitchen overlooking Puget Sound a... natural and engineered materials, straight and organic lines, and dark and light tones... his love of “crafted modernism,” as he calls it, and custom designed everything: the... contemporary and fresh yet is well integrated with the rest of the home.... kitchen and dining room. After persuading the homeowner to remove the wall between..."
American Architecture: The Elements of Craftsman Style
Proud of its handiwork details and with nature as inspiration, Craftsman architecture stands out for its purity of style
"Proud of its handiwork details and with nature as inspiration, Craftsman architecture... Journal and the subsequent availability of pattern books and kit homes, Craftsman bungalows... the work of two architect brothers — Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene —... the work of craftsmen and the handmade over the machine made), as well as by Oriental... popularization of the style through national periodicals like House Beautiful and Ladies'..."
American Architecture: The Elements of Tudor Style
Storybook details and countryside charm make this architecture style appealing even if your home is far from the forest
"ybook details and countryside charm make this architecture style appealing even if... the end of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century. Furthermore, the... storybook details (think Hansel and Gretel) and countryside charm (even in the heart... is more of a catchall term based loosely on a variety of elements from medieval English... buildings of Tudor England (early 16th century) but instead to a style popularized in..."
Kitchen Workbook: 15 Elements of a Traditional Kitchen
"Small details take center stage with decorative moldings, glazed finishes, raised... their details, and creating eye-catching detail is not just as simple as putting... are 15 details that help you create traditional kitchen style. More kitchen styles:... etc. off of it! Aldo, I, too, am TIRED of all of these impractical and boring white... with many of the aspects noted above and I love it. I'm kind of surprised to see so..."
Roots of Style: The Birth of Modern Architecture
Learn how Prairie, Craftsman, art deco and other styles of the early 20th century came to influence architecture today
"art deco and other styles of the early 20th century came to influence architecture today... meaning of “modern” within the context of the development of a style. “Modern” in this... Prairie and Craftsman styles, which came to a halt due to World War I, and a second... Wright and a few other Midwestern architects who were part of what’s known as the... uniquely detailed with simpler materials confidently overlaid on solid and horizontally..."
Salvaged Materials Triumph as All-Stars of Sustainability
When you save manufacturing energy and have a beautifully crafted home to boot, it's a win-win situation
"energy and have a beautifully crafted home to boot, it's a win-win situation... depth of color, patina and richness of salvaged materials are also design factors... slate and tile roofing, wood structures and siding, or windows and doors, saving... amounts of energy to manufacture. So recapturing that energy and using it again and... builders and designers know that using salvaged materials for a new-home project is..."
Bathroom Workbook: 7 Elements of Craftsman Style
"handmade look and simple materials, this style is tailor made for your bath... decades of the 1900s. But the mix of wooden details with a minimalist Asian mind-set... mind-set and the handcrafted quality embraced by the English Arts and Crafts movement got... houses and restoring them to their former glory with the help of architects who’ve... in 1990 and has made the style one of his specialties ever since. “It wasn’t something..."