“We Went Craftsman Crazy”
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.
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
Dress up walls with a deep, earthy yellow.
Duration Home Interior Latex in Saffron Thread, about $34 per gallon; Sherwin-Williams
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
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
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
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.
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