Simplicity is the hallmark of Arts and Crafts style. Known for clean lines, warm wood tones and a focus on function, the aesthetic is sophisticated and cozy. With ornamentation kept to a minimum, the appeal of this popular design style is the craftsmanship. To inject the Arts and Crafts style into your home, choose similarly proportioned furnishings, simple moldings and the occasional hammered metal accent. Arts and Crafts style is most commonly associated with bungalows, but it can be adapted to fit almost any style home. It is not surprising that the Arts and Crafts style is experiencing a strong revival. Its signature features - intricate woodwork, rustic materials and a utilitarian focus - are simple and appealing, combining to create an American classic.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
The designs come from South America, Australia, the far East and Africa. Distinguished by their amazing textures, these are exact likenesses of the world's most treasured and sought-after woods - rendered in durable, easy care laminate. All created for the homeowner who wants to make a statement about their taste and lifestyle...with a floor that's a cut above the rest.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Species influences appearance and durability. Not all species of hardwood are equally hard. If your floor is likely to take a lot of abuse, consider oak, maple, or ash, for extra durability. For appearance, traditional oak has pronounced variations in grain and shade, while maple's grain is cleaner and more understated. Today, there are many exotic species available, such as lapacho, tigerwood, and Brazilian cherry, that have a distinctive combination of origin, color and surface characteristics.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Timeless but fresh. It's a new outlook with classic styling. Time-honored floors like pecan, and hickory deliver customary style with finishes that offer an unexpected fresh look. Blend the Highlands Biscuit floor with traditional furnishings and unpredictable, fun accessories. It's all about balancing the classic quality of yesterday with the livability and comfort of today.