A homely vibe – Reviving the Arts and Crafts Movement
The arts and crafts movement came into being when the general society became too laden with the simplistic expression of the modern movement. Everything was so rapidly commercializing, with industries popping everywhere, and buildings becoming generic formations instead of works of art, that society as a whole felt it would be only better to go back to our roots. These roots went all the way back to reviving the crafts that used to be such an inherent part of our lives before. It included the spreading of awareness and using the local talents to bring about a change in the mechanics of the design and building industry, which was slowly plunging into a well-worn clockwork industrial effect. The arts and crafts style of design, therefore encourages the use of a homely vibe that is achieved through organic textures and DIY ventures. It appropriates clutter and rich contrasting, along with a natural vibe that is distinctly congenial and intimate. So today, we would be taking a look at an apartment that has used the arts and crafts style to create a war, intimate space in the best of ways.
Starting with the living area, notice how each and every part of this design uses contradiction as an element of design? The dull blue wall paint is the complete visual opposite of the wood that lines the majority of the surfaces – but somehow, together these two dissimilar effects end up enhancing the ambiance of the room.
At this side, the there is less of blue but more of white. Even though the space is capacious, the white backdrop does not seem very austere at all. It is because of the strategic placement of clutter all around the space – the small seemingly innocuous knickknacks make this part of the apartment work in the favor of arts and crafts.
Product design is definitely one of the more important features of any interior design, but with the arts and crafts style, it holds an extra bearing because furniture that is handmade, or gives the effect of a handmade object definitely works in favor of this particular style.
Here in the kitchen, you might notice subtle hints of sleekness – in the material of the counter, in the chrome of the appliances, and in the straight edges that make up the design, but despite all of that, there is an air of homeliness that is achieved by meticulous use of textures and careful selection of material palates.
The most private zone of a house, a bedroom designed on the concepts of the arts and crafts movement must showcase an easy comfort, and the bedroom below does just that with its cozy bed and warm color scheme.