What defines a craftsman home?

A key trend in the home design industry is craftsmanship. Whether its furniture, textiles or fixtures, furnishings with a handmade look using carefully constructed materials are high on the list in today’s most on-trend interiors.

What defines a craftsman home?

According to HomePlans.com, craftsman home layouts embrace “simplicity, handiwork, and natural materials. Craftsman home plans are cozy, often with shingle siding and stone details. Open porches with overhanging beams and rafters are common to craftsman homes, as are projecting eaves and a low-pitched gable roof.” Traditional craftsman homes charm us with their intricate details, stone materials and wooden accents.

Stephen Alexander Homes offers beautiful craftsman homes from the floor to the ceiling – and we’re especially loving their choices of lighting fixtures with hand-painted finishes, classic profiles and blown glass. Browse some of our favorite looks below, and gain inspiration on how to light your craftsman home.

DINING ROOM Eagle's Nest 15

Image featuring Fiorentino chandelier

Asheville 45

Image featuring Clayton chandelier

Asheville 43

Image featuring Piedmont pendant

Breakfast Nook Caramel 31

Image featuring North Park collection

IMG_8989Spring Homearama 2012 86

Image featuring North Park vanity fixtures