So to start with a little history on the Craftsmen style.. The Craftsman movement began as a response to the ornate Victorian homes. People started despising the whole culture that surrounded the Victorian movement. It came with self indulged families that flaunted their riches in their frilly homes, inside and out. Near the same time, trim became mass produced so it became much cheaper to look wealthy so everyone did it.
Craftsman forerunners wanted to take architecture back to the more simple times and place: humble European villages and shops. Craftsman trim is a reflection of that simplicity. It should have clean lines, little frills, and resemble simple post and beam construction. The ironic thing is, now-a-days, Craftsman is considered a higher trim standard.
Craftsmen Columns (between dining and family room):
Window Seats (living and family room):Coffered Ceilings (from the front entry to the mud room):Mudroom:Fireplace (my drawings all over the drywall):