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tropical craftsman craftsman dining room

tropical craftsman

photo credit: Alan Karchmer

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bungalowmo wrote:
Was this a new build? - Hello...this place looks to be the real deal...actual early 20's-ish Arts & Crafts home. If this was your, I am extremely impressed. This style is often attempted to be recreated, but also often, falls a bit short. Not sure what your input on this place was, but it's absolutely period correct & about as stunning as it gets!
   Comment   October 27, 2013
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Interesting idea! Nice! Bet that was a time consuming job cutting the stencil...
December 29, 2013 at 4:07pm     
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yes, we had a very talented faux painter
December 30, 2013 at 9:52am     
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Aaron Silverstein wrote:
     Comment   October 12, 2013
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The foyer rug was purchased at an auction and the dinning room rug was custom made.
October 13, 2013 at 6:55am     
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cody922 wrote:
the brand & name of paint on walls please - Have purchased & tried no less than 20 colors trying to paint a large great room family room with predominantly gold furniture. have been through many greige colors & some greenish golds but am fearing griege will be dreary & gold tones will be too much redundancy. The gold tones in this room seem complimented by wall color
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Good eye bungalowmo! The frieze is, indeed, a Bradbury and Bradbury design called "fir tree frieze." However this frieze is about 20" high, about twice the size of "fir tree". We purchased a run of Bradbury's paper frieze, enlarged the pattern, had a stencil cut, and then we picked the colors (I think there were 5) that were hand-stenciled around the frieze.
October 27, 2013 at 5:43pm   
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To cody922, don't despair, 20 colors isn't that many to try. Greige isn't really a craftsman color, so try warm reds, green-grays and blue-green-grays to bring the ochre to life.
October 27, 2013 at 5:45pm   
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kappatiger17 wrote:
What are the dimensions of the bench by the stairs?
   Comment   February 16, 2013
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The seat is about 52" long x 15" deep. The seat top hinges open and has storage underneath, for basketballs, lacrosse sticks and riding tack.
July 15, 2013 at 11:43am     
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viastresa wrote:
Who makes the foyer carpet and where can I find it?
     Comment   February 10, 2013
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Sorry, I don't know where it came from.
February 10, 2013 at 9:04pm     
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March 22, 2013 at 7:18am   
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kjziebell wrote:
Love the dining room rug..can you tell me where it came from?
   Comment   February 3, 2013
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The dining room rug was custom designed for the room. If you would like more information please contact us directly at
February 3, 2013 at 8:06pm     
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Dear kjzebell, we have just learned that the owners wish to sell the arts & crafts dining room rug. It is 10-2 x 16-7. See attached photo for better representation of colors. If you would like more information please contact Cherie Mohr at Gardner Mohr Architects (
October 25, 2013 at 6:27am     
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kkarnofsky wrote:
Where is the vase in the entry foyer from?
   Comment   December 25, 2012
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Early 20th century Art Nouveau- not sure of the country of origin.
December 26, 2012 at 12:11pm     
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December 30, 2012 at 1:59pm   
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Kathy Behrens wrote:
ceiling light in dining room? - colors
   Comment   November 28, 2012
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... looks like Mica Lamps, Coppersmith Collection, #114 Mesa Chandelier, 34" diam., Orange Amber shade, (please verify with architects).
July 15, 2013 at 5:26am   
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That is the correct product, however the shade is 46" in diameter. Be advised that this fixture does not put out much light (4 x 100w incandescent lamps.) You will need to either retrofit it with additional wiring and sockets, or install additional supplemental lighting in the ceiling. This room as 8 additional pinhole 60w IR NFL halogen downlights (dimmable) over the table. The ceiling in this room is 12' and the walls are dark, so this was about the right amount of lighting.
July 15, 2013 at 11:52am   
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This era saw the introduction of a less formal hall and the abandonment of stuffy Victorian public rooms. Halls became places to sit and flowed into dining and living areas. The colors shown in this photo are perfect for the era; those in the Green Dining Room at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, designed by William Morris, beautifully illustrate the period as well.
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8. Natural flooring. Craftsman homes generally stick to wood and stone floor finishes. Persian, Indian and Turkish rugs often anchored spaces, providing texture and warmth. Get this look: If money prevents a major installation, limit new flooring to smaller spaces or a few select, important rooms in your home. You can also introduce bits of Craftsman style with stone and wood furniture pieces and a showstopping rug from your local import store.
Morris despised fussy, cluttered Victorian decor, and he was a vocal critic of homes being built during the era. “It is common now to hear people say of such and such a piece of country or suburb: ‘Ah! It was so beautiful a year or so ago, but it has been quite spoilt by the building,’” he wrote. “Forty years back the building would have been looked on as a vast improvement; now we have grown conscious of the hideousness we are creating, and we go on creating it.”

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