Their house isn’t big, even with an upstairs rear addition. But with a pleasing plan and period details, it has been a charming bungalow home.
Stone, tile, and reclaimed wood were used to transform a generic 1949 ranch.
In Charnwood Forest, Stoneywell was imagined by British Arts & Crafts designer Ernest Gimson for his brother’s family. Built with local materials and labor, it is indigenous and spare, attesting This Is How to Live.
Its new custom Craftsman kitchen is the heart of a modest 1980s house that’s been given a style upgrade.
Stitchery and stenciling enlivened Arts & Crafts table linens, pillows, bed covers, and curtains.
Don't overlook a period-friendly ceiling.
Pastoral but with a modern twist, this wallpaper frieze is from the Henry Bosch Co. catalog “Modern Home Decoration,” 1912.