COSTAL CRAFTSMAN DESIGN
Coastal Craftsman design, a grand celebration of the best of both worlds of coastal and craftsman designs. It is a harmonious blend of two of most soothing, cozy and comfortable styles of interior designing. American Craftsman architectural design is one of the most Googled designs in the past twelve months specially in the United States. In fact, it is also one of the most preferred designs in the English movies and shows.
TEXTURES & COLORS
Both the coastal and craftsman designs share the same love for the wood and therefore wood becomes an integral part of the coastal craftsman design and its used in the following ways. Natural furniture made from wicker and rattan are also common but sometimes to add dimensions slip-covers in light linen and cotton are used.
FINISHES & FLOORING
The coastal craftsman design is for anyone and everyone who loves beach vacations and wants to experience the joys of summer throughout the year inside their cozy homes.
ACCESSORIES & ACCENTS
Certain seaside touches like glass bottles, blue glass vases, shells and woven baskets could be used but the key is to use it in restraint because the focus is still on the minimalism.
HISTORY OF THE COSTAL CRAFTSMAN DESIGNS
Coastal Craftsman as a style was introduced by Bill Foley, master planner and president of Foley Design Associates. This design has its roots in the Craftsman style which was a result of the famous British ‘Arts and Crafts’ movement in the late 19th century to revive the handicrafts. This movement reached the United States in the 20th century where Gustav Stickley, a well-known furniture maker and the founder of The Craftsman magazine became its face. The term ‘Craftsman’ was used to describe a house built in accordance to the Stickley’s magazine.
PHILOSOPHY OF THE COSTAL CRAFTSMAN DESIGN
The philosophy behind the coastal craftsman design is to complement the natural landscape surroundings genuinely. It is also inspired by the sensitivity of the arts and crafts movements and hence share the idea of individualism yet attainability. It was created to provide a sense of indigenous place and traditions most common around the gulf coasts. The idea was to create a design which was necessary, useful and also beautiful. This design was created with the aim of providing cozy spaces, fantastic kitchens, and inviting hearths.