Craftsman and Mission Corbels
InvitingHome.com Launches Traditional American Home Decor Collection
Subtle and stylish home decor elements such as
wood brackets, posts and
molding can add a new level of class to absolutely any room. Architectural
element retailer InvitingHome.com has just launched a new line of their
gorgeous "Craftsman" and "Mission" model wood corbels. The new corbel
collections are influenced by, and exhibit features of, the American Arts
and Crafts movement with their unique simplicity and classic sophistication.
Traditionally, the Craftsman and Mission artists of the 1700s used
simplicity and natural beauty as a guideline throughout their design and
carving process. Both groups used new world hardwoods, such as oak and
maple, as the basis for their distinctive creations. In the Craftsman and
Mission style corbels were carved and polished so that the quality natural
beauty of the wood was always apparent. Staining was usually reserved for
woods of lesser quality, but today can be done to match new pieces to an
existing home decor or color scheme.
InvitingHome.com's Product Manager, Mr. Albert Delaney, says that the
introduction of the collection was a direct response to a gap in the home
decor market. "The new collection is based on customer requests for clean
line corbels that are geometrically balanced yet functional to offer support
for granite countertops and shelves," he said. So far, Albert and the rest
of the company are enthusiastic about customer reaction to the new line,
"Feedback on the new collection of mission and craftsman corbels has been,
in a word, tremendous." Delaney emphasized he personally felt that
"simplicity and harmony of shapes and the craftsman's creed of honesty in
materials," were all contributing factors towards the new collection's
The Craftsman and Mission style woodwork, such as furniture, kitchen
cabinetry, and mill pieces, have recently made a considerable comeback into
today's world of design. InvitingHome.com's new line of corbels reflect the
root of this traditional style: authantic carving favored over factory mass
production. Although it may be hard to believe, each corbel is individually
hand-carved by highly skilled craftsmen from a variety of solid woods.
The new corbels typically come in three sizes and a variety of different
woods which make them easy to fit into a wide range of designs and desired
applications. Do-it-yourselfers can even choose the same design of corbel to
carry a theme in a room, but utilize the varying sizes to fit specific
nuances in the room. In a kitchen, for example, the smaller corbels may be
used in the design of cabinetry, while medium and large corbels may be used
as support structures for countertops and shelves.
Corbel installation is extremely simple, and with the beautiful designs of
the Mission and Craftsman style the finished project is sure to look
beautiful and breathe new life into any room.
InvitingHome.com is committed to providing exquisitely designed handcrafted
home furnishings, architectural products and unique decorative elements
manufactured to the highest quality standards. Their extensive selection of
architectural accents and home improvement additions allow interior
designers, decorators and homeowners to create a home decor of their dreams!