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Create a Craftsman-Style Dining Room

TOH readers Dan and Joann Sundstrom took design cues from Gustav Stickley to create this inviting dining room. Here's how to assemble a similar look in your home

"We Went Craftsman Crazy"

Photo by Ray Kachatorian

Intent on adding more warmth to their California home, Dan and Joann Sundstrom turned to the Craftsman movement for inspiration. No wonder: With its emphasis on sturdy, down-to-earth design, the style makes any space cozy. In the couple's dining room, this comes through via leather-accented seating and a plush William Morris pattern rug; saffron-hued walls and a Tiffany-style pendant lamp (a yard-sale steal, at only $10) lend the room a golden glow. But the main attraction is the 7½-foot-long table that Dan, an avid woodworker, built from quarter-sawn white oak. "I picked up the design from a book of Stickley furniture plans," he says. He also made the room's molding and picture frames. Inspired? Here's how to create a similarly welcoming space.

Art Tile

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Thanks to its dramatic look, this ceramic square is meant for the spotlight. A custom frame offers even more impact.

About $58 (without frame); Motawi Tileworks

Gold-Hued Paint

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Dress up walls with a deep, earthy yellow.

Duration Home Interior Latex in Saffron Thread, about $34 per gallon; Sherwin-Williams

Tiffany-Style Pendant

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Brighten a room with dark wood by hanging a stained-glass lamp with a nature-inspired motif—a hallmark of the Arts and Crafts movement.

Duration Home Interior Latex in Saffron Thread, about $179 per gallon; Home Decorators Collection

Hand-Thrown Pottery

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Approximate the homeowner's collection of Weller and Roseville vases with these hand-thrown vessels, available in yellow, eggplant, blue, and green.

Tall $68 and short $56; Home Decorators Collection

Trestle Table

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Built by Amish craftsmen, this oak version with a Mission-style base echoes the strong lines of the homeowner's handmade table.

About $939; Amish Direct Furniture

Tapestry Rug

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The handsome pattern on this New Zealand wool carpet was created by famed Arts and Crafts designer William Morris.

8-by-10 foot rug, about $2,960; The Persian Carpet, Inc.

Rustic Tableware

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Serve meals in style on ceramic plates in organic shapes. Silver-plated utensils offer a refined take on branches.

Dinnerware, about $30 for a four-piece setting; Crate & Barrel

Flatware, about $89 for a five-piece setting;Michael Aram

Tray, about $23; World Market