Creating Classic Interiors in your Arts and Crafts HomeBook - 2005
The author features the American bungalow, illuminating the various elements of this Victorian classic while also discussing restoration techniques, adding modern conveniences, and much, much more.
Crochet, president of an interior design firm specializing in historic restoration, offers a guide for homeowners about combining the arts and crafts and bungalow styles of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries with modern style homes. With some 300 interior photographs, Crochet defines the architecture of each style, detailing specific features and woodwork and explaining how to update or expand the styles for modern abodes, including creating a "classic interior." She includes a primer on identifying home styles, a resource list, diagrams, and case studies. The book is oversize: 9.5x12. It has no bibliography. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Whether renovating, restoring, expanding, or building new, we all share a longing for the values that hark back to the Arts and Crafts era. The lush woodwork, ingenious open plans, and fine finish details are symbolic of a time gone by. Or are they? As Treena Crochet amply illustrates in Bungalow Style, recreating the beauty of these Arts and Crafts gems without sacrificing our modern lifestyles is not only feasible but also deeply rewarding.
Over 300 photographs offer a host of ideas, while case studies and sidebars show real-world examples and offer advice on how to incorporate period-authentic details in your own home. This extensive collection of beautifully photographed interior architectural elements is an indispensable source of information and inspiration for anyone interested in these special homes.
The classic American bungalow is as popular today as when introduced in the Victorian era. This title shows a wide variety of interior details and describes how to add or restore elements that suggest a historic flair while keeping the home comfortable and functional.