a porch decorated for the Christmas holidays
Photo: John Ellis

Craftsman-Style Holiday Entry

'Tis the season for leafy greenery, burnished metallics, and sprightly shots of berry red, right? No matter what era house you call home, taking a cue from the Craftsman style's emphasis on natural materials, artisan handcraft, and simple, sturdy design offers fresh inspiration for gussying up your front door this season. The house shown here gets its holiday cheer from a wreath of fir, magnolia, and boxwood; a red-painted bench; and several other warm-hued accessories. Many of the pieces, including the copper bucket, house numbers, and wall sconce, are in some part made by hand. Others, such as the embroidered pillows, reference specific designs popular in the Arts and Crafts era.
Read on for more ways to approximate this holiday-ready entry.
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