Arts and Crafts furniture

Beginnings  The Arts and Crafts movement was founded in the late 19th Century by a group of British artists and social reformers inspired by John Ruskin, William Morris and AWN Pugin. It developed as a reaction to the rise of Victorian mass production and industrialisation which the adherents of the movement believed to result in shoddy and ugly products and degraded the worker.  Morris formed these opinions based on reading John Ruskin but also by his reaction to the Great Exhibition held at the Crystal Palace in London in 1851. Morris was disgusted by the ugliness of the mass produced...

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Modern…

“I wanted up to date colours to move me out of the 70′s and thought I could do it on my own but the choices didn’t seem to work. Karen’s training pointed me in the right direction so that carpet and paint colours in different areas work together. I have the more modern look I wanted and have moved the colours of my home into the present.”
– Colleen, Epsom

Elegant and classy…

“We started with a tired, worn apartment and with Karen’s knowledge and guidance on colour, product and placement, ended up with a very elegant and classy result that we are very proud of.”
– Character CBD apartment, Auckland

The result we wanted…

“Karen’s professional advice and approach produced exactly the result we wanted. Our 1960′s home now has a contemporary look and still feels like home. The new kitchen looks clean and modern. She sourced excellent choices of appliances and lights. Her advice on the whole design process produced an excellent result and all of our friends have commented on how great it looks.”
– Larraine and David, Northcote