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Molding Styles

InvitingHome.com molding collection is not only appeals to designers and architects, but also to people who appreciate structured details and architectural structure. This collection will impress anyone who has a vision for their space. The collection offers resources for unforgettable and unique interiors. You can easily frame a ceiling, doors, windows, and make subtle room details more apparent.

The molding collection is designed in such a way that makes it easy to match the crown molding to the chair rail or door frame, or any other sort of embellishments. The moldings come primed and ready to be painted to that they seamlessly fit in with the rest of the decor in the room as well as the house. The molding came onto the designing scene in the early 1900s with the help of an architect and designer, Antoni Gaudi. He concentrated on the spaces and on letting his work speak for itself, just as the beauty of the molding in this collection does. His style was very sculptured, fluid, and smooth. He was a prominent figure in the Art Nouveau Movement. The movement called for a focus on the lines in the art. The eye follows the lines in the art works and Art Nouveau called for more fluid and organic lines. The lines had more of a curvy and parabola shaped character. The movement created a different way to look at interior design as well. Floral and plant patterns were widely used in the Art Nouveau to keep with the flowing lines.


More attention was paid to the way the natural elements affected the design, such as the shadows. The cove molding results in a shadow pattern that is the darkest at the top, right bellow the hood of the molding and the lightest at the bottom of the curve. The Ovolo style moldings have the opposite shadow pattern that is the opposite of the cove, getting darker as it curves down. The Cyma style molding is dark right under the top curve and dark at the very bottom of the curve, the lightest past being the very middle. The ogee has the inverted shadow pattern of the Cyma style.

The new molding collection makes it easy to bring home the classic style to mix in with your personal style creating an original and a unique look to the space. Thinking about your home in an Art Nouveau way will make you want to be in the room and to truly love it. It is important to think about all the shapes of the architectural elements as well as the decorative elements. The design should be thought of as a whole making it easy to connect the elements that seem to be from two completely different times. Think of the harmonious lines with every object and detail and do not neglect the effect that shadow has on the feel of the design.

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