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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. Cheryl says:

    I have found that I have a very eclectic ensemble of tastes in my home. I find the rooms are done more to mood and personality. My rooom is done in renissance and computer room is jungle-giraffe. Well done thanks to HGTV and DIY. Need help with other rooms but we will get there someday! Always looking for that special look added to my own unique style!

  2. JudyP says:

    I wish I knew about style!! I know when something looks good at someone else;s house or in the magzines, but have a problem putting something together for myself.
    Hardest part, is just making decisions!

  3. Valerie bell says:

    Arts and Crafts design is one of my favorites. I love the natural elements like wood.

  4. Pam White says:

    I love the Southwest simplicity of the Adobe homes. They are bright and open. The turquoise and Terra Cotta colors are awesome and make such a statement against the stucco walls. Love the Santa Fe look.

  5. Betty says:

    I like most of the different styles. When I buy, I buy a piece because I love it, not because of the style. My style is eclectic and I love what I have.

  6. Lauren says:

    More or less eclectic… He loves modern, and I love great lines that are still inviting and comfortable.

  7. Lori says:

    I love an ethnic vibe. I like things that look like I've traveled the world. Even if I havent……YET! :)

  8. shannon says:

    I am definately a traditional style! Everytime I try to step out of the box, I find myself falling back. I definately love the arts and crafts!!

  9. Bet Horn says:

    Traditional mixed with Modern, I can't give up my traditional leanings but am learning to appreciate modeern styles.

  10. Deb Johnson says:

    Met the man of my dreams in my California mountain town, and found myself relocating to Kansas! A lot of my furniture I collected in Vermont, and managed to hold on to some of my more favorite pieces. I love 1920's, anything, my favorite chair is from the 40's, teal blue mohair, and there's that Stickey mission oak chair I picked up at a tag sale. When I arrived at my new home in Kansas, my man had some of his grandmothers 1960's maple (ugh) furniture mixed in with what he thought was some pretty nice furniture. At this point, lol I think we need an intervention. You should see the kitchen! Original, right out of 1960. I told him if we wait long enough, everything will be considered vintage and will be worth a lot of money!

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