Our clients came to us with a newly-built home boasting a Craftsman-style construction they loved, but an interior that lacked the personality they craved. Our role was to augment its cookie-cutter builder-grade finishes with customized woodwork more authentic to a craftsman era.
First, we added wood trim and moldings to the front rooms to create a tray-ceiling feel. In the living room, wainscoting and thick molding supported the desired feel while avoiding feeling stuffy or contrived. With this vital foundation in place, the homeowners could then personalize the space in their own eclectic style, with vintage finds, art collages and family relics.
In the kitchen, a bland-feeling island gained character and purpose through reclaimed wood countertops and built-in bookcases, which were custom-designed to store the owners’ extensive book collection. Window treatments throughout both spaces finished off the look.