A WELL-CRAFTED HOME
Listen to the Big Blend Radio interview with designer and author Janet Crowther, talks about the projects in her new book, “A Well-Crafted Home: Inspiration and 60 Projects for Personalizing Your Space”.
In “A Well-Crafted Home: Inspiration and 60 Projects for Personalizing Your Space”, styled shots and gorgeous hand-crafted items deliver the promise of a beautiful home.
When Janet Crowther and her husband moved to New York ten years ago, they had a minimal budget to furnish their apartment. Seeking a way to add unique touches to their space that would stand the test of time, Janet turned to DIY projects that were well-designed, practical, and made with good-quality materials. A culmination of the resulting furniture, textiles, and accessories, A Well-Crafted Home is an inspirational jumping-off point for anyone looking to build an environment that feels special and authentic.
Ranging from beginner to more advanced, each item elevates a room in a way that’s easily adaptable and suitable for varying tastes. Sample projects include:
- The Entryway: Dowel Wall Hooks, Reclaimed Wood Bench, Woven Leather Basket, Soft Planter Cover
- The Living Room: Dyed Fabric Ottoman, Tassel Wall Banner, Gemstone Box, Rolling Trunk Storage
- The Kitchen: Wooden Herb Planter, Rustic Footed Cutting Board, Quilted Cushions, Ombre Ceramic Vase
- The Dining Room: Indigo-Stripe Napkins, Leather Napkin Rings, Clay Candlesticks, Beaded Light Fixture
- The Bedroom: Linen Bedding with Duvet, Shams, and Pillowcases; Trimmed Waffle-Weave Blanket; Modern Latch-Hook Stool; Painted Ceramic Tray
- The Closet: Copper Garment Rack, Wall Shoe Display, Thread-Wrapped Pendant Light, Antiqued Mirror Table
- The Bathroom: Natural Wood Stump, Oak Tub Tray, Knotted Rope Ladder, Terry-cloth Towels
- The Outdoor Oasis: Simple Sewn Hammock, Painted Wood Stump, Restored-Frame Tray, Colorwash Sheepskin
Equal parts inspiration and DIY guide, A Well-Crafted Home is an irresistible resource for both aspiring makers and seasoned crafters.
Janet Crowther is an entrepreneur and designer whose work has been featured on the pages of Martha Stewart Living, Vogue, Elle, InStyle, and more. From 2011 to 2016, she founded and ran For the Makers, an online craft destination that provided the materials and instructions for creating projects for the home. A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology with a degree in jewelry design, she’s worked with companies like Kate Spade, Alexis Bittar, and Marc Jacobs and in 2015, she co-authored Make a Statement (Chronicle Books, 2015), a DIY statement jewelry book. She lives in North Carolina with her family and can be found at www.janetcrowther.com.