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Style Guide for an Arts and Crafts Kitchen

This beloved design proves a natural fit for a kitchen that's warm, casual and refined.

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Photo 3 of 5The modern Arts and Crafts kitchen blends simple materials, colors and lines.

Getting the Look(3 of 5)

You can achieve an Arts and Crafts look in your kitchen with small additions or major changes. Mary offers these tips for maximum impact:

Add rich wood trim. Large crown molding, wide wainscoting or a bold plate rail can deliver instant effect.

Install tiles with character. Try a backsplash of subway tiles, either painted with a natural motif or plain and bordered with a series of unique accent tiles. Also look for tiles reminiscent of the prominent artisans of the period: Ernest Batchelder's earth-toned designs from the early 20th century are some of the most coveted ceramic tiles around. You can still buy originals, but reproductions are also widely available.

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