From our Summer 2013 Issue:
Wonderful News in Your Mailbox
These beauties take curb appeal to a whole new level. Fans of Old California Lighting will be thrilled to hear about their new company, America’s Finest Mailbox, now bringing the Craftsman aesthetic to the little box by the front door. You can count on the same high-quality stained glass and solid brass you’ll find in their well-loved lighting lines. Make your mailbox your own by adding your house number and choosing from a variety of art-glass and finish options in the gallery on the website.
Branching Out with Style
After more than 25 years of building museum-quality furnishings, Head, Heart and Hand introduces a new, more economical line of Arts and Crafts furniture—the Acorn Collection. Incorporating their favorite details from iconic Craftsman forms, Acorn appeals to new collectors as well as devoted enthusiasts. Acorn means honest designs and classic, functional forms, built to last a lifetime—all while retaining the same authentic finishes and hardware for which Head, Heart and Hand is known. For more, please visit the website.
The Spirit of a True Craftsman
It began with a 1921 California bungalow restoration. When he couldn’t afford original Arts and Crafts pieces, Warren Hile decided to build them. A Spindle Morris chair, his first reproduction, spent less than a week in the house before an antiques dealer friend begged to buy it. Word spread, and so, in the basement of his bungalow in Sierra Madre, Calif., Warren Hile Studio was born. To learn how Warren can bring the Arts and Crafts aesthetic to your home, or to browse a variety of styles, call or visit the website.
Vintage Elegance for Today’s Lifestyle
One of the most satisfying aspects of restoring a vintage home is coming up with creative solutions to unique situations. The artisans at North Prairie Tileworks love a challenge. They truly enjoy collaborating with their clients, whether it’s finding an inspired use for multicolored subway tile—as seen in this stunning bathroom floor—or an idea for a fireplace accent born from a leaded-glass window. Visit the website or find them on Facebook to see more beautiful examples of their handiwork.
A Treasured Chest for Your Family Heirlooms
Now, a new, original design from Darrell Peart, the man once dubbed “the Guru of Greene and Greene.” Crafted from durable African mahogany and ebony, this piece incorporates many classic Greene and Greene details in an exciting new form. Use it in the bedroom to keep your favorite quilts handy, or use it as a coffee table with plenty of storage for family games, books, or extra blankets for guests. Practicality had never been so beautiful. To see more of Darrell Peart’s designs, visit the website.
South by Southwest
Inspired by the archives of Gustav Stickley, this unique Southwestern collection of hand-knotted rugs from Tiger Rug features the muted palette of the Southwest—the perfect setting for your Mission pieces. The Native American influence and natural beauty evoke calm and serenity, bringing a peaceful element to your home. The wool in every Tiger Rug comes from Tibetan sheep grazing high in the Himalyayan Mountains. The high altitude produces a wool with a high lanolin content, resulting in rugs that are more stain resistant and softer to the touch. To see more Arts and Crafts–inspired rugs or other style collections, visit the website.