Style Secret: Functional FurnishingsArts and Crafts style is as far from frothy Victorian sofas and ornately carved case goods as it's possible to go. Instead, it embraces sturdy, unadorned, comfortable furnishings that are built to last and are as much about function as form. What they lack in ornamentation, they make up for in the attention to detail and materials. Although the offerings on the market today aren't necessarily handmade, as was de rigeur in the past, choose ones that look as though they could be. Look closer: Most Arts and Crafts-style furniture is heavy on the wood, but that doesn't mean you're doomed to an aching spine from hard chair seats. Simple leather, cotton or linen upholstery, as in this living space, makes for a softer landing and feels appropriate to the design.