Happy Monday! Now that I’ve shared the overall reveal of The Craftsman House and the details of the paint, I want to dig into the smaller decor pieces I used to finish the space. After all, the special touches are what can turn any space into something livable and enjoyable. When designing and styling this space for Andy (Sean’s dad), I involved him in every decision. He can be a bit picky and it was really important for the space to feel like it is HIS. And, at the end of the day, it all had to be comfortable when he retires soon. Let’s dig into the design details!
Finishing Touches & Home Decor Details from The Craftsman House Project
If you’re new to the blog or just catching up, definitely check out the before photos of this space to learn more about the overall project! It’s quiiiite an update. Also, as always, please note that a few of these items have been gifted to me. I have indicated that with an asterisk * next to the name of the product.
As a Lamps Plus Brand Ambassador, this was the first project where I really got to shop the full assortment of product and incorporate it into a design. I shopped their extensive collection of table lamps and found the June Brass Table Lamp* — and then decided they were perfect! Not only are they under $100, but they are exactly the style I was looking for. The linen drum shade is a classic, while the elegant brass bars give the lamps a nice design detail.
I prefer for lighting to coordinate rather than match, so I selected this Tiffany-Style Pendant Chandelier*. The color palette couldn’t be more perfect for the space. It really ties the entire space together with the orange, blue, and tones of honey stained glass. Lastly, this classic light fixture is a perfect fit for a Craftsman style home, don’t you think?
To complete the makeover, we needed a few side tables. Specifically, three for the living room and one for the entryway area. I selected the Smoke Glass and Aged Steel Accent Tables* to pair with the brass table lamps around the sofa. I love how the vertical lines coordinate, but each piece still stands on it’s own.
Then, for Andy’s reading area, I opted for this Rustic Round Side Table. I was especially drawn to the black metal legs because they matched the finish on the rest of the tables in the space. It’s a great size to hold Andy’s current reading materials and a mug of coffee.
As for the entryway, I selected a Tri-Level Glass and Gold Corner Accent Table. It provides tons of storage, as well as a ‘landing spot’ for keys and glasses.
Oooooo boy, does Andy have a million books or what! Any time we hang out, he’s always the first person to recommend something for me to read. I knew we needed to celebrate his collection in this makeover, so I pulled tons of his favorites to style the space. Most of the vintage books are about boating, sailing, and cars. I love the masculine touch they add!
Vintage Oil Painting
Would you believe me if I told you that this oil painting was free? Sean’s sister, Molly, rescued it from a trash day pile years and years ago. While pulling pieces from all over the house for this makeover, I knew it was perfect for the dining room. The colors mimic the accent ceiling and I love the visual interest it adds to the dining room.
And lastly, we incorporated a few key pieces that were vintage into the space. Sean’s dad has tons of furniture and decor that he’s saved over the years from his mother’s home. See that gorgeous orange rug? Sean’s grandmother bought that from a department store years and years ago! We took it to get professionally cleaned, but didn’t have them repair any of the moth damage. To me, I like when things get a patina and tell a story. Also, I’ve heard from tons of you that you’d like to get a similar rug. Don’t worry — I’m working on a post with similar options!
Another key vintage piece is the credenza in the dining room. It actually used to hold a record player! I love it for the warm wood tones that it lends to the space — plus, it makes a wonderful bar area for when Andy has guests over.
So what do you think of the overall space and the design details? It was so much fun to work on this new type of project. I’m hoping to take on more before/after posts (especially in other parts of The Craftsman House), so stay on the look out for those!