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June 2012

Art Tile

Bosetti Art Tile

by Arts and Crafts Homes
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Editor's Letter Patricia Poore, Editor of Arts and Crafts Homes Magazine

A Garden’s Living Colors

by Patricia Poore
My first married apartment was a brownstone floor-through in Brooklyn: three rooms in an unbroken row. Painting rooms would, I thought, nicely break up the long narrow space. By cutting our food budget (who needs milk in a carton? I’ll buy the powder!) and rolling coins, we saved up the (once-upon-a-time) twenty bucks for a gallon of good paint, choosing a soft tan.
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Expo Ohio Hardwood Furniture

Outdoor Furniture & Ornament

by Arts and Crafts Editor
Here’s a specialized list of period-inspired and contemporary porch and patio furniture, ornaments, fences and trellises, gazebos and conservatories, pavers and stone. Find products and manufacturers who will help you live in the garden, whether you have a Craftsman Bungalow or a new house with Arts & Crafts spirit.
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Paint Colors Earthy brown over earthy green is an ever-popular scheme for Arts & Crafts Foursquares; dark sash was still popular (red here to echo brick), but the white trim alludes to Colonial Revival classicism.

Exterior Paint Schemes for Foursquares

by Patricia Poore
Tips for painting up a favorite 20th-century house type.
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Bungalow Arts & Crafts Homes books

Books for Bungalow owners, recommended by the editors

by Patricia Poore
Do a search at amazon.com and you’ll see there are dozens of books about Bungalows and the American Arts & Crafts movement. Some of the now-classics are out of print but you can always find a used copy. Here is a basic library for owners of Bungalows old and new:
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Art + Craft Original design by Motawi, based on the work of Prairie School architects.

Beautiful Tiles

by Arts and Crafts Editor
From an interpretive design for a fireplace to practical floor tiles in period designs, here’s a look at tile made by today’s artisans in the Arts & Crafts tradition.
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Floors, Walls and Ceilings An installation by Pratt and Larson incorporates anything-but-basic field tile in a unique color-shifting glaze, plus diamond-shape deco accents and relief tiles used to form a crown molding.

A Guide to Art Tile

by Mary Ellen Polson
You’ve got to know the lingo when you’re choosing from the immense variety of art tiles. It’s a world that approaches couture in its dazzle and diversity. Here’s a tile glossary.
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Collectibles & Accessories The broken keystone was reconstructed using epoxy.

Tile Repair: Going Faux Broken Tiles

by Dan Cooper
Do-it-yourself repair tips for broken or chipped tiles, a loose tile, disintegrating tile grout, and “bloom” or efflorescence.
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Garden The pond is original to the garden. The tall water plant is a Thalia.

Magical Garden for a 1929 Spanish Colonial Revival

by Paul Rollins
In Altadena, a blue granite castle is a landmark restored. With English gardens surrounding the house, it’s an eclectic whimsy.
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