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
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.
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