Blog & News — Craftsman Style

Room Idea - Warm Craftsman Dining Room

Bring a cozy craftsman feel to any type of home with this look! Ruby red hand knotted rug, stained glass pendants, and quarter sawn oak furniture in a rich deep finish.

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What Makes a Craftsman Bungalow? History, Color and Furniture Choices

Learn the history of the Craftsman bungalow, color schemes to choose, and best ways to decorate your beloved bungalow.

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Room Idea - Bungalow Office

This week's look is inspired by all the new home offices in the time of Covid. This room keeps it classic and masculine with a quarter sawn oak laptop cabinet that easily closes up when you're ready to clock out.  We pulled it together with a Craftsman office chair, comfy sofa and a fun mod accent chair, all on a rug from Persian's classic collection, made in Afghanistan in villages now being revitalized by practicing the age-old craft of hand-knotted rug making. See below image for featured products.  Prairie Mission Laptop Cabinet in quarter sawn oak with Michael's finish Grant Arm Desk...

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Craftsman Style at the Movies

What does Doc’s 1955 mansion in Back to the Future and the house featured in Netflix’s recent hit thriller Bird Box have in common? Other than arguably great pieces of filmwork, both feature distinct and very beautiful craftsman style homes. But if you’re like me and tend to miss just how often the great American bungalow makes an appearance until someone reminds you of Leonardo DiCaprio’s Arts & Crafts house in the movie Inception, you’re not alone. Read on to be guided through a backlot tour of Hollywood’s obsession with the craftsman style bungalow. A brief history on the craftsman...

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MB Makers Interview with Jeff Icenhower of Mission West Wood and Leather

We hosted Jeff Icenhower, leather artist with Mission West Wood and Leather in our store in 2019 for a presentation on leather and the Arts and Crafts movement, followed by a demonstration. Because we love learning about the artisans we work with and their process and inspiration, we asked him a few questions. Here are his answers: What was the moment you decided to follow a path as an artist?I grew into it. I began doing traditional American West items - belts, billfolds, etc. with western style decoration. I thought of this as a hobby that might at least pay for...

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