BUNGALOW-ERA ROOMS HAVE BEEN DESCRIBED AS PLAIN, BUT THEY ARE WARM AND FULLY DECORATED.
Embellishments for walls and ceilings, along with sources for period carpets, curtains, pillows, and fabric.
W ALLPAPER REMAINED popular during the Arts & Crafts period. Gone was the multi-patterned, tripartite treatment (dado, fill, frieze) of the Victorian era. Treatments now included panelized walls—with embossed wallcovering, paper, burlap, or stencil designs between moldings or battens. Most popular was the embellished frieze, placed in the area at the top of the wall just under the ceiling. Pendant designs, landscapes, and stylized florals all were common.
By modern standards, interiors were fully decorated, with woodwork, paint, pillows, and rugs adding to the cozy effect. This chapter introduces finishing treatments, as well as contemporary textiles that add color, pattern, and warmth to Arts & Crafts rooms.
left Original woodwork was restored by the owners of a modest stone and shingle bungalow in rural New York. opposite This Craftsman living room was added to a 1901 house in 1907; simple raw linen curtains admit the late-afternoon light.
above Pleated panels of the Morris design ‘Leicester’ hang from rings in the window. below The embroidered tabletop linen is recent work, from Ford Craftsman Studios.