Arts-and-Crafts Living Room

A student designer establishes better balance in this classic arts-and-crafts-style living room.

  • The room has a large window to the backyard, French doors leading to a deck and the stone fireplace is the focal point. The walls are white and the furnishings are nondescript. The space has several large, attractive elements, but somehow they seem off-balance.
  • To achieve balance and reinforce the arts-and-crafts style, Behm designs two custom cabinets to flank the fireplace and hangs a mirror on one side of the fireplace to balance the window.
  • The room has a large stone fireplace, but the stonework looks off-balance and unfinished.
  • The fireplace was definitely the focal point, but watching TV is the Kaselak's main activity in the room.

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