How to Add Craftsman Character to Your Modern-Day Home

By | 2017-08-03T09:12:15+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Built-Ins, Coffered Ceiling, Inspiration, Wainscoting|

We just spent the most wonderful vacation with our dear friends in the picture-perfect town of Wilmette, IL (a north shore Chicago suburb). Most of the homes in the area were built in the Arts & Crafts style of the 1920's, and the cobblestone streets are lined with enormous mature trees. When I looked at the houses in that incredible neighborhood, the first word that came to mind was “character.” [...]

January Inspiration Gallery – Paneled Ceilings

By | 2016-09-22T09:23:11+00:00 January 16th, 2015|Coffered Ceiling, Decorating, Inspiration, Living Room|

A while ago I blogged about wanting to put up a faux coffered ceiling in our living room.  I still love the idea, but getting the layout just right with the recessed lights and air vents was darn near impossible.  So, I’ve had to rethink things, and now I’m thinking about a paneled ceiling.  As always, I turned to the internet for some inpiration.  Hope you enjoy these beautiful ceilings [...]

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Coffered Ceiling

By | 2017-07-17T10:25:31+00:00 April 16th, 2014|Coffered Ceiling, Living Room|

I love, love, LOVE wainscoting!  I think it adds so much character to a room.  But, I feel like there’s only so many rooms in a house you can wainscot (is that a verb?) before it gets a little excessive.  We’ve already wainscoted the entry and hallway, and our dining room.  We’ll most likely put some wainscoting in our future powder room and laundry room, but that’s a ways down [...]

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