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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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83 Responses

  1. Jason says:

    I am a big fan of the Rustic Country Style Cabin look


  2. Shawna Howell says:

    I am an arts and crafts girl. Love the character of the style.

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  4. Starr Bafford says:

    I'm into eclectic glory! I enjoy blends sooooo much and have a gift, so i've been told, of blending different aspects and really pulling them off to absolute beauty and a style of their very own.

  5. Mar says:

    I have a Craftsman, mid-20's, cute little bungalow house (tiny, very tiny). I have been slowly adding Arts & Crafts furnishings to it. However, previous owners did some changes and took out some architectural details. Now, I hope to win the lottery to bring it back to its original splendor. Wish me luck!

  6. Cindy says:

    I love the country style farmhouse with primitives. I do not live in one but I do have alot of primitive things.

  7. Deb says:

    I'm more modern than I used to be. I like clean lines on furniture. Love art; paintings, sculptures. I love wood but on ceilings or in beams and beautiful floors.

  8. Elizabeth Sweeney says:

    If I had another house to do I'd do contemporary with red loungers and chrome
    and great huge canvases on the walls of post modern art, but my house is comfortable
    now, it's part Santa Fe and part Traditionalist with bits of stark modern thrown in

  9. Babsie says:

    Considering I've spent half my life tending to Victorian furniture, object d'art, and all of the fuss that goes along with that era, I am now at peace living in a traditional environment. It's a cozy mix of elements including several antique pieces that really make the eye move around the home. I really love it when my friends want me to help them decorate their places and enjoy bargain shopping for accessories, getting a lot of ideas from HGTV.

  10. Phyllis says:

    I love the updated traditional. It never hurts to add some color beyond the traditional look. With so many new fabrics and paints to choose from , just a touch can give a room a lift. I love change in decorating. I'm an avid HGTV fan.. there are so many ideas if you watch. If you can't afford them all, just a small change can do wonders. I think change is the key word.

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