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Roots of Style: Midcentury Styles Respond to Modern Life
See how postwar lifestyles spawned a range of styles, including minimalist traditional, ranch, split level and modern shed. What's next?
"range of styles, including minimalist traditional, ranch, split level and modern shed... of one style are often adapted to another entirely different style. Some styles might... other styles were all developed throughout this period. The following styles were... unique styles of residential design before World War II, it was not until the mid-20th... architectural style. The war led to a housing shortage in the U.S., and Europe had to rebuild..."
Roots of Style: Shingle Style Is Back — Here's How to Spot It
Intimate or rambling, in the coast or by the sea, shingle homes are seeing a revival. Has your home joined in?
"That style was initially executed with brick exteriors in England, reinterpreted... Shingle style eliminated the ornament; the Queen Anne shape was overlaid and gently... Shingle Style. The west coast seems to have a definitve style, especially in Northern... exterior styling, but this article has made me think of how internal spaces broke away... "shingle style" so to speak.I actually found the red cedar and it's dark weathering..."
Roots of Style: International Style Celebrates Pure Form
Using technology and materials of the time, International style is always current. See its expression in these 16 homes around the world
"International style is always current. See its expression in these 16 homes around the world... vernacular style offers an opportunity to absorb the theory of modern design and the ability... International style, exemplifies what was new at the time. Design schools promote the... International style developed in Europe after the creation of the modern Prairie and Craftsman... Craftsman styles, and more clearly defined modern architecture that we reference today:..."
Roots of Style: Do You Live in a Minimalist Traditional House?
Cottages, bungalows, farmhouses ... whatever you call them, houses in this style share several characteristics. See how many your house has
"in this style share several characteristics. See how many your house has... of the style is its proportions. While classical styles are dictated strictly by precedent... traditional style began in the 1930s as an affordable response to the depression. It took... earlier styles such as Tudor and colonial revival and simplified them. The concept... in the style were often a single level with a side gable roof and one or two gables..."
So Your Style Is: Eclectic
This playful, personal home design style shakes up conventions and bridges the gap between other looks. Here's how to master the mix
"design style shakes up conventions and bridges the gap between other looks. Here's... Eclectic style is the great equalizer. It reshuffles the rule book, mixing and matching... eclectic style so appealing can also make it tricky — you'll need to be careful not... your own style yet still adheres to the fundamentals of good design. You don't have... Eclectic style, when pulled off — is the most interesting of styles, in my opinion!..."
Roots of Style: Spanish Eclectic Homes Find a Place in the Sun
Flexible stucco, intricate tiles and more have kept this multicultural style going strong for a century
"multicultural style going strong for a century... in this style. Historically it covered adobe brick walls, but it was adapted to wood-frame... in this style house more. Love this style -- great examples. I've designed gardens... texture of a style of adobe. I have lived in a stucco version of the style in Florida and... love this style home. I think the Spanish style casas are influenced from the Arab period... architectural style of a Spanish Colonial style home. Lannie Loeks, Carved Custom Cabinets..."
12 Great Kitchen Styles — Which One's for You?
Sometimes you can be surprised by the kitchen style that really calls to you. The proof is in the pictures
"kitchen style that really calls to you. The proof is in the pictures... Style is easier to recognize with your eyes than with words: You know it when you... kitchen style? Check out these guides to a dozen favorite kitchen design themes, then... Mediterranean style kitchen. I love that italian/family style feel. I am in the final stages... kitchen styles but not "Tuscan." That's the style I aimed for in my kitchen. this..."
House-Hunting Help: If You Could Pick Your Home Style ...
Love an open layout? Steer clear of Victorians. Hate stairs? Sidle up to a ranch. Whatever home you're looking for, this guide can help
"house style play into your decision-making process? Knowing the features (and drawbacks)... house styles can help you search smarter, and help you find a home that works not... for your style but for your life. What is available on the market depends on what... house style — just think of the "painted lady" Victorians in the Haight-Ashbury area... house style in mind, take a drive around your area to see if there is a neighborhood..."
So Your Style Is: Transitional
This sophisticated look hits the sweet spot between traditional elegance and contemporary cool for harmony in your home
"transitional style would check all of her "just right" boxes: not too cold, not too formal... other styles as long as they don't detract from the casual, tailored setting. You'll... 'So Your Style Is': Traditional | Arts & Crafts | Hollywood Regency | Rustic | Old... these styles. I love this series and I think this is my style though I must say that... Transitional style that include some color (I bet others would too). This is my style; I..."
10 Favorite Features of Spanish Revival Style
"make the style. Thanks! Love the style, and it's terribly helpful to have a list of... love this style:) My absolute favorite style. I love going up to Santa Barbara and seeing... in this style Love Spanish style. The colors and texture of door. Get more pictures... type of style, but I really enjoyed this ideabook all the same. I appreciated you... to the style. Thanks! I am positively drooling over that second picture and those..."
So Your Style Is: Contemporary
What's contemporary style? Strong lines, smooth forms, minimal accessories — with room for rule breaking
"contemporary style? Strong lines, smooth forms, minimal accessories — with room for rule... design styles, it won't cast a chill either. You'll often hear the terms "contemporary"... modern style in the near future.) Why it works: A strong emphasis on line and form... contemporary style its energy. These rooms are designed with abundant open space and natural... 'So Your Style Is': Traditional | Arts & Crafts | Hollywood Regency | Rustic | Old..."
Roots of Style: Where Did Your House Get Its Look?
Explore the role of architectural fashions in current designs through 5 home styles that bridge past and present
"5 home styles that bridge past and present... What style is it? This is not always an easy question to answer. "Style" is an elusive... vernacular style. It can be said that a style is a definition after the fact rather... things, and style is frequently an amalgamation of different features. Nevertheless, most... Prairie style. Your article points out that the mid-century ranch style takes off on... Transitional Style where my love of the Traditional Style ,with a covered cedar veranda..."
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
"other styles of the early 20th century came to influence architecture today... of a style. “Modern” in this sense is the creation of a new aesthetic without building... earlier styles. Two phases of modern residential design took place in the early 20th... Craftsman styles, which came to a halt due to World War I, and a second phase included... International style. This second phase, occurring during the 1930s, was also brief and not..."
Roots of Style: Prairie Architecture Ushers In Modern Design
Twentieth-century Midwestern architects gave us broad-shouldered homes inspired by the landscape and modern times. Learn the details here
"Prairie style. Confident horizontal elements combined with sturdy materials, while... Prairie-style houses. First, it is an American original developed as a contemporary... Craftsman style and the birth of European modernism. Third, its original era briefly... Crafts styles that developed independently. Unlike these styles of, mostly domestic... Prairie Style did not become a widely popular home style beyond the work of these..."
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
"Craftsman style promoted, the fashion translated to all scales of home building. These... Craftsman style after the 1920s. Its own revival, among revivals of many other types... in this style, resulting in almost every example's taking on its own unique identity... with this style of house, and most other traditional styles, especially those with wide... Bungalow Style, has a great description of Mission, Prairie, and Arts and Crafts styles..."