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Arts and Crafts in Interior and Exterior Design

Arts and Crafts in Interior and Exterior Design

 


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Arts and Crafts in Interior and Exterior Design

The changes that took place in American interior design and garden design at the turn of the century were a result of the same forces that changed
architecture-the desire of families, particularly women, to have simpler, more functional living spaces. Arts and Crafts decors fit this need and
were readily promoted in women’s magazines as the latest trendy style. Hence, between 1900 and 1917 the Arts and Crafts Movement became the most
important force in home d?cor, furniture, and gardens. Interior spaces became a way for women to express their personalities. Exterior spaces
became a way to celebrate nature and unite the inside and outside.

Arts and Crafts Interior Design

Perhaps the best way to describe what constituted an Arts and Crafts interior is to specify what it

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Contemporary Yet Timeless Exterior Design | Mosby Building Arts | Right Bath

In remodeling, it’s important to strike a balance between past trends, what’s trending at the moment and what will look good in the future. When updating your home’s exterior there are many things a homeowner can do to improve curb appeal. A recent trend in exterior remodeling is incorporating natural materials and elements to achieve a goal of contemporary yet timeless design.  Natural materials would generally consist of wood, stone, brick and their lookalikes.  Using these materials will add a feeling of stability and calmness to your home’s exterior.

Cedar home

For instance, using rough cut wooden beams (above) provides a rustic look which is popular in today’s design. Natural and artificial cedar shake siding can be used as on gables and dormers to add character to a home’s exterior.  Shake siding accents are both widely used in contemporary home construction and are a classic material made popular generations ago and still

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Decorative arts – Wikipedia

The front side of the Cross of Lothair (c. 1000), a classic example of “Ars Sacra”

The decorative arts are arts or crafts whose object is the design and manufacture of objects that are both beautiful and functional. It includes interior design, but not usually architecture. The decorative arts are often categorized in distinction to the “fine arts”, namely painting, drawing, photography, and large-scale sculpture, which generally produce objects solely for their aesthetic quality and capacity to stimulate the intellect.

Distinction from the fine arts[edit]

The distinction between the decorative and fine arts essentially arose from the post-Renaissance art of the West, where the distinction is for the most part meaningful. This distinction is much less meaningful when considering the art of other cultures and periods, where the most valued works, or even all works, include those in decorative media. For example, Islamic art in many

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