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Interview with Brian Brace, Roycroft Renaissance Artisan

We are so excited to meet Brian Brace this Sunday and hear about his process. Here's a sneak peek into his mind (and music!). What wood species do you work with?   My main woods that I am now working in are Quartersawn White Oak , Sapele, Walnut, and Cherry.   I am even getting to where we are cutting some of those woods ourselves that grow here in the Asheville area which is a great way to see a piece of furniture from the tree to finish product.  What piece of work would you like to be remembered for? I...

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What does it mean to be a Certified Roycroft Artisan?

Modern Bungalow explores the history of the Roycroft Movement. Roycroft artisans create furniture and other works of craftsmanship inspired from the Arts and Crafts Movement. We highlight two Roycroft Artisans: Keith Rust and Brian Brace.

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Keith Rust- Roycroft Renaissance Artisan Interview

Modern Bungalow is proud to feature Roycroft Renaissance Artisan Keith Rust! Keith is masterful at capturing the spirit of landscapes, and conveying the essence that inspires the awe of nature in the viewer. Our store is one of a very few places in the country that carry his work, and we have framed giclee on canvas prints from both before and after he was awarded the Roycroft distinction. Find his work on our website here: Keith Rust Illustration Below is a brief interview about his art and his inspiration: Modern Bungalow: What medium do you work in? Keith Rust: I create my...

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The Ultimate Guide to Craftsman Color Palettes

The ultimate guide to craftsman colors. How to choose them, how to use them, where, when, and why. We talk about all aspects of choosing the right colors, exterior and interior, from where to start your search and how to apply the colors in the right manner to the types of colors to strive for and the types to avoid for traditional craftsman homes.

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Famous Craftsman Homes: The Robie House

The first in our famous craftsman home series: Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House is the archetype for Prairie style architecture and the beginning of the craftsman home movement. Incorporating all of the fundamental principles of the arts and crafts movement with inspiration from the expansive plains of the midwest, Wright created an iconic craftsman home that is widely considered one of the greatest builds of the 20th century.

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