Adoration for arts-and-crafts style in Roswell home

At an auction in the early 1990s, Lyman Smiths brother bought a Morris chair with wide arms, rich oak wood and horizontal slat design. Smith was hooked on mission-style furniture.

I realized that was the kind of furniture that I had always wanted, he said. Its different from what youve grown up with here in the South.

Smith began researching arts-and-crafts style design in books and publications and attending arts shows and antique markets to find mission-style furniture, plein air paintings and Navajo rugs. The interior design also inspired his interest in the Pacific Northwests evergreen landscapes, which he brought into his Roswell yard by planting conifers among traditional Southern flowers.

The colors are just incredible, Becky said. They also mimic the colors of the pottery and the colors used in the plein air paintings in our home.


Residents: Lyman and Becky Smith. Lyman is retired from the telecommunications industry; Becky is retired from AT&T.

Location: Roswell

Size: Approximately 2,200 square feet, four bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths

Year built: 1982-83

Year bought: 1988

Builder: John Wieland

Architectural style: Colonial outside, with Craftsman elements inside

Favorite architectural elements: Windows, doors and molding made of hardwood and stained

Interior design style: Arts and crafts

Favorite interior design elements: Mission-style chairs, arts and crafts-style pottery and metalware from early 20th century potteries and makers, and Navajo rugs.

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