Arts and Crafts Style

Medieval Influence on Arts and Crafts Style
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Medieval Influence on Arts and Crafts Style

The Arts and Crafts Movement borrowed extensively from other cultures and periods including medieval Europe. The Victorian Gothic revival movement began in the late 1740s. It started with reproducing medieval Gothic. Neo-Gothic buildings used decorative patterns, finials, lancet windows, moldings and other architectural features from the Gothic style. This house draws on many features of…

Examples of Medieval Influence on Furniture Design
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Examples of Medieval Influence on Furniture Design

Gothic furniture marked a change from the Victorian style. The popularity of Archeology led to a fascination with Classical Greek and Roman designs. Classical Revival drew on these influences. Then, by the mid to late 1800s Gothic Revival, also called Victorian Gothic or Neo-Gothic, drew on the Gothic style of the 12th century. The movement…

Make any room feel bigger
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Make any room feel bigger

November 2014 Redbook has a great article in the Design School series. Make any room feel bigger Tiny space? No problem. Listen to this wisdom and you’ll swear that someone snuck in and added some serious square footage to your home. Opt for a dark accent wall-it will make that area recede and the room…

Monorail for High Ceilings
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Monorail for High Ceilings

Monorail is a great choice for a high ceiling. What’s the best way to add overhead lights to a tall ceiling? For soaring ceilings in urban lofts and suburban great rooms, pliable low-voltage systems work magic, says designer Rey-Barreau. He prefers the Monorail system, right. Hand-shape the exposed conductors into waves and wide arcs, or…