Other Arts & Crafts Resources – In the Bay Area

Artistic License
This is a guild of amazingly talented individuals: professional artisans, whose work continues time-honored traditions of crafts for the built environment. The work of Artistic License members promotes the highest standards for period architecture, interiors, and the decorative arts; encompassing restoration, renovation, and newly-interpreted period revival design. I have highlighted some here, but you can also check out their website for a larger list of highly skilled artisans.
Arts & Crafts Period Textiles. At Dianne Ayre’s studio you’ll find kits for pillows and runners, as well as being able to custom order a wide variety of curtains and other textiles to complement Arts & Crafts homes.

Arts & Crafts Press. Bruce Smith and Yoshiko Yamamoto have published a number of important books on various topics about the Arts & Crafts movement and its influences, especially Japonism. Yoshiko’s beautiful original designs are available as wood block prints and in a vast array of greeting cards. No longer physically in the Bay Area, but their work is featured in many shops.

Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association. Sponsors an annual house tour, advocates preservation of historic homes in Berkeley, and maintains important records about the development of the city.

A list of the properties designated by the City of Berkeley as landmarks or Structures of Merit.
Berkeley Landmarks

Bradbury & Bradbury Period Wallpapers

Caledonia Studios, handmade Arts & Crafts furniture. Ted Colt makes a mean Morris Chair!

California Historical Design, Gus Bostrom’s shop for period Arts & Crafts furnishings www.acstickly.com, in a new location in Alameda at 1901 Broadway.
510-647-3621 gus@acStickley.com

Paul Duchsherer, interior design consultant and author of numerous books on bungalows as well as Victorian era homes.

Theodor Ellison, custom leaded glass

Sue Johnson Lamps – creator of unique lamps and mica shades, on Solano in Berkeley.

Tim Holton Frames

Michelle Nelson Design, interior design consultation, with special expertise in designing tile fireplace surrounds.

Oakland Heritage Alliance

Omega II Salvage. A wonderful resource in Berkeley for period and reproduction bathroom fixtures, lighting and accessories for the historic home.
2204 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA Phone: 510-843-3636

Panache Lighting, eclectic lighting and light fixture rejuvenation, from historic to utterly whimsical. Jana Olso, janaolson@comcast.net www.Panachelighting.com

Debey Zito: Arts & Crafts inspired custom furniture design. Many pieces have exceptional carving by Terry Schmidt.

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