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ww-norton-arts-and-crafts-rugsEvery Friday, we post a question. You have until 12 Noon ET on Monday to comment on this post with a valid email address and you’re entered for that week’s giveaway. It’s that simple!

This week we partnered with one of our favorite independent publishers, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. They’re the oldest and largest publishing house owned wholly by its employees and they strive to “publish books not for a single season, but for the years.” Their design books are impeccably researched and beautifully bound — the one I reviewed on Michael Taylor remains a favorite in my library. Our giveaway is their book, Arts and Crafts Rugs for Craftsman Interiors.

Here’s a blurb from the book jacket:

Gustav Stickley is revered not only as a furniture maker but also as a leading proponent for the American Arts and Crafts movement.

He designed simple, well-made household furnishings and forward-looking interiors, which he promoted through his magazine, The Craftsman (1901–1916). The rugs used in his interiors are arguably the most under-studied of all the decorative arts of the Arts and Crafts movement. Arts and Crafts Rugs for Craftsman Interiors considers both the rugs that The Craftsman recommended and designs by artists who influenced the work and philosophy of Stickley.

This is a worthy addition to any design library, especially for those interested in the influence of Stickley, William Morris and Gavin Morton on the field of interior design.

And here’s our question: What’s your favorite design style? Are you an Arts and Crafts fan? Do you drool over mid-century modern? Does updated traditional best reflect your personality? Or do you blend them all, in eclectic glory?

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  1. debbie says:

    I love the arts and crafts style but my home is more of a eclectic- a collection of old but traditional with a touch of color. I am trying to go bold with wall color and blend my style from there. I have alot of pieces that were handed down and want them to blend in with some of the other styles. I still have a few rooms to go before I can say I am finished.

  2. kayliecia says:

    I love art's and crafts, but my home isn't that way.

  3. Isle of Man says:

    My dream home would be in the Art Deco style/period. I also love to incorporate inherited, as well as, purchased, English wood antiques from the period. (I am a first generation American – my parents emigrated from England 55+ years ago) I get such an ethereal pleasure out of the Art Deco style, it instantly hits some pleasure points in my brain!!

  4. Stacey says:

    I love contemporary and lean toward modern but struggle with trying to keep things "warm".

  5. Kathy says:

    Our home has an eclectic style, trying to combine traditional with a hint of harley davidson, its a definite challenge but we manage to make it work

  6. chatzey says:

    Traditional to the core, but with an occassional bit of Americana and shake of " how unique" or " what a delightful way to display collectables". Since "Variety is the Spice of Life", I try to put a snip or dash of surprise into my decorating. Nothing is more than finding a yard sale bargain (antique basket) that is perfect for magazines or my dogs squeaky balls and toys).

  7. Diane says:

    I prefer to mix traditional with contemporary elements….I would call my style transitional.

  8. 5280lady says:

    eclectic design fits me , my home, my office, my clothes
    mixing the cool and thought worthy items
    motivates and inspires

  9. Rob Howard says:

    Craftsman homes are my favorite homes to show and sell. The ones that are maintained generally reflect the passions of their owners so well! So many in Knoxville still remain to be renovated-so much potential.

  10. lisaoram says:

    I think I'd call myself and my home contemporary, colorful, funky geometric. Is that a style?

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