Dissecting the Design: An Arts & Crafts Kitchen – The Finishing Details

I am going to take a look at the Arts & Crafts kitchen for the last time today. These last few photos highlight some of the important details used to pull off the authenticity of the Craftsman style.

Notice the mutton pattern in the window…the wood-clad columns and beams…

the arched valance at the base of the cabinets…the ‘hand-crafted-looking’ (is that word?) cabinet hardware…the simple corbels used to support the countertop…the inlayed wood pattern in the breakfast area cabinet doors.

Granted these are all features that add a few dollars here and a few dollars there when it comes to the cost of the project but, in the end, they are so important to Craftsman design.  After all, Arts & Crafts styling is all about, well, the ‘arts’ and the ‘crafts’ found in these details.  Even if the budget forces you to have to plan ahead to add them later, they do need to be there.




Found in our Shop?

Hardware – Pull Wood-Mode P77 Antique Nickel No
Hardware – Ring Wood-Mode P76 Antique Nickel No
Dining Set Custom Made by Martin’s Chair


Arm Chair Custom Made by Martin’s Chair No
Corbels Custom-made by Wood-Mode Oak No

For those of you who have followed along on this first in a series of “Dissecting the Design”, I would greatly appreciate some feedback. Too much information? Not enough? Too often?  What design style would you like to see next? Let me know. I aim to make this as beneficial for you as possible! 😉


About CatTail Studio Arts

I am Theresa - the 'T' in CatTail Studio Arts. My husband, Chuck, is the guy behind the 'C'. Our tales cover our many interests including good food, adventurous travel, cooking, gardening, hiking, cycling, crafting ceramics, beekeeping and occasionally even cat tales!
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