House Tours: A Colorful Craftsman-Style Home

See how these homeowners updated their 1910 home with modern style and still kept the classic touches.

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  • Keeping the Character

    When the homeowners bought their 1910 Craftsman, they loved the classic details of the beautiful built-ins, fluted casings, and original hardwood floors. Even with the generous room sizes, they knew the house's original flow would need to be reworked to fit their lifestyle. Working with an architect, they opened up the spaces, such as the eat-in kitchen and adjacent family room, but kept the classic details.

  • Family Functional

    During the renovations, the main goal was to open up the kitchen and family room. To accommodate the family of five, a built-in causal dining space was created -- complete with this cozy banquette and table.

  • Catchall Spot

    Right off the kitchen is a mudroom -- a convenient spot for the family to unload all of its stuff after a day at the beach.

  • Colorful Combos

    The homeowner wanted her home to feel bright in any season. Cheery gingham and pretty floral fabrics complement the sunny yellow walls and white trim to set a delightful tone in their family room.

  • Family Work Space

    A perfect place for the kids to do homework, the family room is complete with a built-in work center.

  • Fancy Walls

    To take advantage of empty wall space a simple built-in plate rack was installed, creating instant art out of charming platters.

  • Simply Pretty

    The cool palette in the dining room sets a simple but elegant atmosphere. A vintage lace tablecloth adds to the formal grace of the room.

  • Elegant Details

    A crystal-draped chandelier sets the tone for the elegant dining room.

  • Collection Display

    The homeowner displays her family's collection of green milk glass in a refinished antique china hutch.

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    Simple Treatments

    Delicate sheer treatments grace the windows in the dining room. Keeping with the classic style of the 1910 Craftsman, the homeowners left original pieces such as the radiator.

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    Vintage Touches

    For a pop of color in this elegant room, vintage green milk glass and embroidered napkins are the perfect touch for holiday dinners.

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    Serene Master

    Neutral tones create a cozy getaway in this refined master bedroom. The homeowners chose chic blue linens layered with patterned pillows.

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    Beachy Details

    To add to the cozy feel of this bedroom, a group of seashells was tucked under a glass vase for a simple bedroom accessory.

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    Window Seat Perfection

    Flanked by two large bookcases, this built-in bench sits under an arched window cornice -- a design element that keeps with the original details of a Craftsman-style home.

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