MacDonald, Scottish Art London: Rich bronze, brass and copper are perfect complements for any arts and crafts decor. Leading thinkers and designers of the time began to rue the loss of unique craftsmanship in this deluge of factory-produced clones, giving birth to a movement that came to be known as Arts and Crafts interior design. In central Europe, where several diverse nationalities lived under powerful empires Germany, Austria-Hungary and Russiathe discovery of the vernacular was associated with the assertion of national pride and the striving for independence, and, whereas for Arts and Crafts practitioners in Britain the ideal style was to be found in the medieval, in central Europe it was sought in remote peasant villages. In the United States, "craftsman" or "mission" style furniture gained popularity as the 20th century began, and showcased simple, geometrically inspired silhouettes that eschewed excess decoration in favor of craftsmanship and quality.
Wooden furniture pieces like cabinets, washstands and desks often highlighted a single decorative inlay, such as an earthenware mosaic, or a single wooden carving depicting a naturalistic scene.
Elements of Asian Style Decorating
So what is Arts and Crafts decorating all about? Open shelving might give a kitchen an updated Craftsman feel, while polished oak floors can complement an Arts and Crafts kitchen's timeless charm. Lethaby and it was on building that the movement had its most visible and lasting influence. Screens With space in Asian interiors at a minimum, floor screens are a major element of the decor. This lack of craft training also caused concern in industrial and official circles, and in a Royal Commission accepting the advice of William Morris recommended that art education should pay more attention to the suitability of design to the material in which it was to be executed. Gertrude Jekyll at Munstead Wood.