Your backsplash may technically be functional and keep food and oils off the walls behind the stove, but let’s be honest: in a kitchen renovation, the backsplash is a style leader. It can be a cost driver, as well. But Mary Elizabeth Hulsey founder of Mission Stone & Tile in Nashville, Tenn., says it doesn’t have to be. She says rather than turning the corners with your backsplash and carrying it all along the kitchen wall, just finish the tile where the walls meet. “That ensures you have the tile where it’s most visually and functionally important,” she says. Then you can budget for some really mind-blowing tile in the area behind the sink or stove, and go budget in the other areas around it.
Vertical lighting in the Mission style cabinets make it easy for homeowners to see what they need. The corner space location creates more storage for larger dishes while varying the heights of the cabinets keeps the eye moving for maximum visual impact.
Clean lines and crisp geometry characterize this master bathroom in La Jolla, California. Classic architectural touches like crown molding and traditional windows are balanced by a sleek white countertop and modern gray tile set in a herrinbone pattern. Wood cabinetry warms up the space and adds a touch of traditional Mission style.
Open Plan Craftsman Kitchen and Breakfast Nook With Banquette Bench
A custom banquette bench with storage seamlessly blends the craftsman-style kitchen and breakfast nook in this gorgeous space. Warm craftsman cabinets frame the kitchen while a mission-style breakfast table grounds the space.
Craftsman Dining Room With Beautiful Custom Picture Windows
This casual dining room makes the most of the natural light and outdoor surroundings. The mission style dining room set blends with the custom woodwork, a staple in craftsman design. The wood molding details and furnishings make the window views a focal point in the space.
Drawing strength from Frank Lloyd Write’s philosophy of organic architecture, every element of the 8,000-square-foot home was designed in relation to one another. From the Mission-style furniture to the exposed beams, the home is alive with Craftsman character.
Craftsman-Style Living Room With Flagstone Fireplace
In this focal fireplace by architect Jim Rill, Pennsylvania flagstone distinguishes the fireplace surround and floor, and the mantel and trim are made of clear fir to complement the mission-style furniture and exposed beam ceiling beautifully. Note how placing the TV off to one side rather than directly above the hearth keeps the focus on the fireplace.
Highlight your deck railing, posts or stairs with these Mission-Style Solar Deck Accent Lights, $39.95 for four from Plow & Hearth. They turn on automatically at dusk and add attractive amber-hued ambiance for approximately eight hours after a full day of sun.
Contemporary Living Room With Arts & Crafts Details
Arts and Crafts details on the stairway and in the lighting blend beautifully with mission-style furnishings in this contemporary great room. Large rugs create distinct zones for living and dining, and graphic pattern and bold use of color give the space a contemporary feel.
Mission-style cabinetry and a marble-tiled, glass-walled shower create a luxurious bathroom that is sleek, yet rustic, a perfect fit with this secluded Tudor home. The 6,700-square-foot main house is tucked into a private, gated enclave in California's Lake Arrowhead community.
Raising the bottom height of one wall cabinet by six inches allows homeowners to fill the coffee pot each morning without moving it. Glass doors on the Mission-style cabinets make it easy for cooks to quickly find dishes, while roll out trays in the pantry allow for quick access.
This mission style home promotes and open transition between the indoors and outdoors with gaping french doors. A seating area within the courtyard is ready for entertaining, and an exterior stairway leads to a deck overlooking the courtyard.