The Design Finishes in Our Modern Craftsman Home

August 06, 2020

Since we moved into our modern Craftsman home a few years ago, I've received tons of questions about everything from our roof shingles to the bathroom tile. I wasn't much help because I didn't know the names of any of the items -- until now! 

When I was going through a pile of papers a couple weeks ago, I came across our selections for the house, along with the names of everything! Whoot!

So here are the resources for (almost) all of the finishes in our home -- let me know if I forgot anything.

Let's start outside...
modern craftsman knights armor

Our siding is HardiePlank cement board in the color Knight's Armor by PPG. The trim color is Delicate White. The siding, like many gray colors, looks more gray in the shade and has a bluish tone in the sun. 

Our stone around the bottom of the house is Halquist in Brookfield Gray and the brick around the top of the stone is Glen-Gery in Anchor Bay:
Knights armor gray paint garage
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Our front door is Therma Tru (FCM 607-SDL) and we used an English walnut stain:
Craftsman door with sidelites and windows

Our shingles (surprised at how many questions I've had about these!) are CT Landmark in Moire Black: 
Gray modern Craftsman house

Our garage doors are in the Somerset design with the same siding and trim paint: 

Somerset garage door design with hardware

I dressed them up with the new carriage door hardware and lights a few months ago. (I ended up adding the handles!)

Our front porch, covered back porch and the large backyard patio we had poured last year are all brushed finish gray concrete: 
Large concrete backyard patio

Now for the inside! 

Our powder room vanity is Jeffery Alexander (092-30, Astoria Modern collection) in gray:
Powder room board and batten and wallpaper

The counter is quartz in Fiji White. 

The bathroom and kitchen cabinets are Aristokraft in the style Brellin: 
white kitchen black and brass accents

The cabinets are white and the island is stone gray -- I color matched that so I could paint the rest of the island when I built it out. (It looks blue in this light but is a very light gray.) 

All of our cabinet hardware in the house is from Amerock. You can find our kitchen handles here and our laundry and powder room hardware here

All of our appliances in the kitchen are Kitchenaid (and we love them!) You can see the beautiful interior of our fridge here

Our backsplash tile is a 3x6 subway tile with a beautiful wavy finish. The tile is Artigiano and the color is Italian Alps. I had them do a 50/50 running bond pattern. 

Our counters are maple butcher block on the island (see this post to see how I treat the wood to hold up to water): 
how to care for butcher block counters

Our sink is black granite and I LOVE it. We had a similar one in our last house. This one is the Silgranit sink from Blanco in the color antrhacite: 
Black granite sink wood counters

No, our tree isn't up yet. ;) This photo is from years ago. 

And the other counters are granite called Cotton White: 
granite that looks like marble

Our bathroom tile is 12x24 Calcutta ceramic tile with Tec dove gray grout: 
Ceramic marble 12x24 tile

The shower floor is Excalibur hexagonal mosaic tile in Timber Wolf (153) with the same dove gray grout:
hexagon marble tile shower floor

I LOVE our shower floor! I originally wanted a pebble tile, but didn't want to worry about cleaning all of that grout. This is much easier to keep clean. 

free standing soaking tub

I thought we would miss the jets in our old tub, but this deep soaking one is awesome! You can see how I made that simple candle ledge here.

Our granite counters in the master bath are called Gray Sky with undermount rectangle bowls.

The door hardware throughout the house is Kwikset Ashfield in iron black:
five panel interior doors

Our doors are solid core, five panel Conmore doors. 

The fireplace surround is 3x6 subway tile, similar to the Artigiano used in the kitchen. It has that same wavy, hand made look that I love. I believe this is our fireplace tile, in the color Gris: 
Dark blue fireplace with grid trim

Check out this post to see how I added that grid trimwork to the fireplace

WHEW!! I hope that answers so many of your questions! I'm glad I found this info with all the sources and names.

It would take another post to go through all the lighting choices, so for now you can visit this page to find the lighting links for each room. (Just click the photo you're interested in and the links will come up.)

You can also find all of the paint colors from both houses here. If you're curious about a project from a room pictured, you can use the search bar or click on the corrisponding room name on the left of my site.

If I missed something please let me know and I'll add it to the list! :)

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  1. Hi, grest post. What are source of your floors?

    1. They are from Diamond Living but this color has been discontinued. :(


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