Craftsman Cottage Living Room

A crowded living room is remixed to reflect its craftsman cottage style.

  • The couple wants an inviting room with good flow. Furniture placement and scale are key in this room.
  • Accenting the architecture and painting a faux wood wall treatment provide a craftsman style. Comforting features like the soft light from a stylish lamp create a cottage feel.
  • It's the classic dimensional design challenge: a long, narrow room.
  • McAloon divides the rooms with color and function.
  • A self-made backing pillow neatens up the couch and makes it more comfortable, too.
  • Hirsch applies a paint technique that brings a craftsman cottage style into the library.
  • McAloon finds a dead ficus tree outside and turns it into a lamp.
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