Revival design approaches for Arts & Crafts kitchens & baths, including cabinets, fixtures, and tile for modern interpretation.
Today’s Arts & Crafts Revival has brought us bathrooms that are “sanitary white” and also bathrooms with more warmth and decoration. Bath styles from the first third of the 20th century vary considerably: think of transitional Victorian built-ins, then white tile, and finally the intensely colored fixtures of the Art Deco period. So much choice!
The recipe for a perfectly modern between-the-wars kitchen may be gleaned from illustrations in Gordon–Van Tine’s book of ready-cut (kit) homes.
From penny rounds to hexagons, basketweave to spiral, mosaic tiles lend an early-20th-century signature to any room, whether the foyer or the bath. Laying a new mosaic tile floor can be challenging if you do it yourself, but a few tricks from the past can make any installation a success.
Suggestions for period-inspired cabinets, fixtures and materials for walls and floors.