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corbels and brackets
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shutters
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balustrade
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exterior molding
Victorian trim
Victorian trim
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pediments
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louvers
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wood molding
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Architectural Ornamentation

In recent years there has been an increased interest in classical architecture and ornament among architects, designers and sophisticated clientele. Classical architectural details assisting designers in highlighting interior architecture, defining harmony of overall living space. Using architectural products like moldings, designer can divide monotone flat walls into separate section, stating classical proportional clarity and definition of the space. Simultaneous us of different decorative architectural products like columns, pilasters, niches, ceiling domes and medallions provide decorator of today's interiors beautiful opportunity of reinventing the grand architecture of the past, bringing the soul and sophistication of classical architecture.

Just as important as the tailoring of a man's jacket is the art of dignifying a room with architectural products, including cornice and crown molding, chair rail molding, ceiling medallions, as well as panel molding and other architectural ornamentation on cabinets and doors. Enrich both residential and commercial interiors by combining these exquisitely detailed moldings with other architectural embellishments such us wall niches, corbels and ceiling domes.

These elements embrace the magnificent wood carved fireplace mantel. Stately fireplace mantel features impressive carved wood corbels and decorative onlays. The fireplace accessories complete the look while adding an undeniable flair. The design element of symmetry is further enhanced with elegant 18th-century French style carved wall sconces in antiqued gold leaf finish flanking the art piece. Yet all the sophistication allows us to sense comfort in the selections of fabrics on the drapes, ottoman, and longue chaise. A simple knitted throw invites us to cozy up in relax.

Architectural Embellishments

Transformative architectural embellishments offer a simple way to transform a ho-hum room into a finely decorated masterpiece. These details help to create an interior environment in which people truly enjoy spending time together.

It's so easy to focus on the big picture items when thinking about decorating your home. Of course, the larger items are important in contributing to the look and feel of your home's interior, but too often the smaller embellishments are forgotten, and the opportunity to create an interior that truly sings is missed.

The minute architectural details aren't complicated or pricey; instead, they are the simple touches that manage to provide the finishing elements that effectively tie a room together. Without these embellishments, a room can still look fine, but it almost seems as if it's a bit bland or that something is missing. Including small exuberant details such as panel moldings, stair brackets, or a strategically-placed wall niche can go a long way toward adding style and panache.

Take panel moldings, for example. These simple pieces frame a wall, a window, or another detail on a wall, and they can range from simple beveled designs to more ornate scrolled pieces. A panel molding embellishment can be easily placed and painted either to match the existing wall color or in a complimentary color for added emphasis. The resultant flair provides a sense of elegance and closure to any room's decorating style.

You may have noticed for quite some time, how designers implemented grey as their trusted beige! This neutral color selection creates an airy feeling in this room setting. To create a good flow in a space you can paint all architectural embellishments on the wall the same color, they still will provide a distinguish details while creating a more contemporary look. The wall panels encase the sconces creating a crisp cohesiveness; the glass tiles on the fireplace surround selected in grey hues introducing a different texture creating an interest and adding depth into design.

For homes with a staircase, the easy addition of stair brackets dresses up the stair treads with a minimum of effort. These graceful embellishments, which come in right- or left-facing designs, help to define the staircase and draw the eye in an unobtrusive yet charming way.

Wall niches provide one of the most versatile methods in which to dress up a room or hallway. Once used to showcase works of art, a wall niche now has a myriad of uses in a home and provides interest and depth. Indeed, a wall niche can also add functionality in addition to artistic interest; consider adding a simple niche in an entryway as the perfect place for keys and the mail. A niche can blend in with the existing walls or can be painted in rich colors or patterns in order to serve as the artistic focal point for a room or a hallway.

Whatever the architectural details you choose to embellish your home, the finished product will offer a transformative impact and provide a feeling of warmth and completeness.

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Architectural Products History

Architectural products, deep relief ornamental decor has an very ancient history. Architectural ornaments, moldings, ceiling medallions and other architectural products were invented in ancient Greece and Rome. Designs of ancient architectural products contained repetitive stylized floral and leaves motifs - garlands and leaves of laurel, eucalyptus, acanthus, palm, and grape vines... Joyful embroidery like leaves of western plants and bold flowers, carved in marble or molded in gypsum with deep relief design are impressive and picturesque shadows giving a majestic effect.

By the way, before architectural products with floral motif there was strict geometric architectural ornaments. Geometric ornamentation highlights the harmony and clarity of logical architectural shapes, intensifying uniqueness of an interior. In general, strict, geometric ornamentation leads to grander space presentation through highlight of existing architecture, while the goal of figured architectural ornamentation is to bring visual delight and emotional life of interior. The ancient cities of the Far East gravitated toward multi-meaningful splendid architectural ornamentation. Architectural decor was filed with intricate and tightly connected delicate details, resembled of abundance subtopic nature forms - twisted stems, leaves, flowers and sprouts. Most famous architectural ornamentation motives are stylized sea waves, shells, fish, dolphins, friezes with garlands, horns-of-plenty, medallions, cones, and flower buds. Each architectural motif carried a specific meaning. Fruits and flowers, for example, symbolized fertileness, palm and laurel leaves are symbols of glory, words and snakes - symbols of wisdom etc.

Impulse, given to decorative architectural details by the Ancient World, weaved into all history of architectural embellishments with further variations - classicism, renaissance, baroque, rococo, empire are always giving to interiors the gift of balance, harmony, and festivity. And only modern style drastically changed stylistic of architectural embellishments, bringing elegant and capricious dynamics, extravagant asymmetry.

 

Architectural products for your home. All our architectural products inspired by popular historical and classical designs, well suited for traditional and contemporary decor. Architectural products not only enhance your home decor, but they also make your home more valuable. The addition of our architectural products will enhance any new home, renovation, historical restoration or redecoration projects, add value to your home, and ensure a distinctive and lasting impression.

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