Textiles are an important elements of the unique Arts & Crafts style; explore options for curtains, pillows, carpets, tapestries, stitchery, stenciling, table linens and bed covers.
Today, Kirsch is a household name in curtain hardware; the company was founded in 1908. In this early Kirsch publication, virtually all of the 14 window treatments show the influence of the Arts & Crafts movement—remarkable, given the popularity of competing styles.
Don’t get hung-up on a familiar handful of hand-knotted designs by Morris and Stickley. You have many choices, including hand-tufted, flat-weave, Caucasian, and Mexican rugs. In fact, few things will give you as much pleasure as choosing carpets for your home.
Practically, this drapery hung in doorways to stop drafts (and dampens sound) between rooms—but portieres also offer a romantic, inviting transition by softening doorways. Most were frequently made from tapestry to match the wall hangings and give some decorative cohesion to the room, but portieres might also be made of strung beads, tassels and decorative cording, even seashells (for your beach bungalow). They remain an appropriate accent for the Arts & Crafts home today.
Carpets and rugs, fabrics, pillows and bedding, curtains and shades, table linens and more: here are the best historical and revival-style soft furnishings for your home. In opposition to mass consumerism and copy-cat products, today there are many communities of craftspeople who are working to create unique, hand-crafted textiles. Please take a look at the many businesses below to find your unique one-of-kind material or item.