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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. Jan says:

    My husband and I have owned several houses in several parts of the Country. I enjoy decorating a home to enhance its architecture. I have been lucky enough to be able to decorate a couple country style homes, a contemporary style home and a traditional style home. I like the traditional style the best. I love the elegance of all the crown molding, wainscoting and wood floors with beautifully designed area rugs. Traditional style makes me feel warm and at home. Just a little taste of yester year.

  2. Kelly says:

    This is tough but i'd say a mix of comfortable traditional and craftsman. I just like things to be warm and comfy.

  3. MariannnaL says:

    Eclectic. I love finding fun, interesting pieces to bring in and bring all the style together.

  4. Mitchell says:

    My home is eclectic and it reflected great diversity. I have oriental rugs through out over hardwood flooring however the kitchen and bathrooms have ceramic tiles. The walls are have wonderful coloring with art displayed that reflect again diversity of period, color, form and location. There is something to share, talk about or reflex on where ever you find yourself. Item in my home are attached to people, place or things in my life. My home is a visual journal of who I am, where I have been, who I love and what is important in my life.

  5. Nature lover says:

    I don't quite fit in any box.Comfort the key to living space. Guess I would say my style is eclectic. I love antiques, art, photography, leather, earth tones, lighting is very important and I have to have a fireplace. Love the outdoors so that space is critical to my peace of mind. But, have an appreciate for anything that is tastefully done and not too matchy matchy or flashy.

  6. Carolyn says:

    I am a Mid-Century Modern fan. I seem to gravitate towards this style in my furnishings and lighting, but my linens and accessories and things tend to run the gamut.

  7. Debbie Pearon says:

    I would love to think mid-century modern, but I tend to blend many styles, so it probably more like eclectic glory.

  8. Erin says:

    I think I'm mostly contemporary. I love furniture with clean straight lines – but that still feels warm and comfortable. I also love asian influences – but have yet to incorporate them into my own home – probably because it's so much easier to find contemporary furniture for reasonable prices.

  9. Darcy Bishop says:

    I love craftsman style homes–I love all the extra detail. The more built ins the better. —My dream home though would be to live in a Frank Lloyd Wright home.

  10. MamaBe says:

    My style is traditional with a hint of contemporary. I like contemporary pieces and decor but I'm careful to keep things warm by doing a little mixing.

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