The American Craftsman architectural movement started in the late 1800’s. As time went along, it became a sought after trend around the 1930’s. Trends may come and go, but one thing that has stayed a staple in America is the love for the Craftsman style.
Even though wood isn’t the only way to show love for the Craftsman style, thanks to its emphasis on natural beauty, strong woods seems to encompass the craftsman style the most. Oak is the most popular wood chosen for this style, however, maple and pine are not unheard of in more recent years.
Craftsman style lighting is mostly about function. It gets its flair from geometric lines, however. Old-school Tiffany style lamps (that may have been in your parents or grandparents home) are very common in a Craftsman style home.
Since this style encompasses nature, it only makes sense that a newer Craftsman style kitchen would call for natural stone countertops. Choose slate for flooring and/or backsplashes is also a great touch.
When you think about nature, you probably think of mossy greens, gold, rusty browns and wood. The pallet of a Craftsman style home generally pulls straight from nature.
Hardware with Patina
The craftsman style is anything but shiny and new. Hardware and fixtures should have richer tones. Copper and oil rubbed bronze fixtures with strong, hard lines are what really set apart the craftsman style from the rest.