House Tours: A Colorful Craftsman-Style Home
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.
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.
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.
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.
To take advantage of empty wall space a simple built-in plate rack was installed, creating instant art out of charming platters.
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.
A crystal-draped chandelier sets the tone for the elegant dining room.
The homeowner displays her family's collection of green milk glass in a refinished antique china hutch.
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.
For a pop of color in this elegant room, vintage green milk glass and embroidered napkins are the perfect touch for holiday dinners.
Neutral tones create a cozy getaway in this refined master bedroom. The homeowners chose chic blue linens layered with patterned pillows.
To add to the cozy feel of this bedroom, a group of seashells was tucked under a glass vase for a simple bedroom accessory.
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.