Corbels and Brackets for Kitchen Counters

kitchen counter with corbels and brackets

Looking for an attractive way to provide support for your kitchen counters? Your solution probably lies among the many models of corbels and brackets available for this very purpose. Corbels and wood brackets are architectural elements that can serve a functional role while also adding beauty to your kitchen. If your countertops are made of […]

Corbels – Style and Function

Interior with beautiful architectural details featuring classic acanthus leaf corbel in the door opening. Decorating ideas; Architectural details

Corbels and brackets serve both a functional and an artistic purpose. These design features are specifically crafted to support heavy weights, and as such, corbels are often used in place of simple shelf brackets when the load that they will bear is great. In addition, corbels add architectural interest to a room; the wide variety […]

Adding Definition to Exterior or Interior of your Home with Quality Pilasters

pilasters

Most commonly pilasters appear on the fireplace mantels, used as a door and window surrounds, or trim for built-in cabinets and library systems. In other exterior applications, pilasters form the vertical support in archways or tie into a ceiling cornice. Pilasters have numerous design benefits. Sharp vertical lines of the pilasters adding a stately look […]

Art Deco Style

Art Deco style

A Brief Art Deco History “Art Deco style is reappearing because Americans need a vacation from their problems.” The City of Lights, 1925. Advertised as the Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes, the world’s most renowned, influential artists and designers converged together in Paris to share a vision of the future. This high […]

A Grand Home Entrance

A grand home entrance

The look and feel of your grand home entrance play a critical role in setting the right tone for the rest of your home. The first impression of your home’s interior is established here, and you want it to be favorable. The entryway establishes the social contract with outsiders and communicates the position and status […]

Queen Anne Style Houses

Queen Anne style house

Queen Anne Style (1860-1910) Queen Anne style was also extremely popular during the Victorian period, and wonderful examples can be found on the East and West coast and nearly every place in between. One reason for this popularity was the mail-order availability of the Queen Anne-style designs. Even though these structures were complicated, all of […]

Architectural Ornament – The Spiral Scroll

Architectural ornament. Pittsburgh Hand-Carved Frieze - maple wood

One of the most naturally interesting and dynamic shapes is the spiral. It has been studied in many ways for a long time. It is more than just a quintessential design form and an important symbol, it is also a keystone shape in the sciences and the world of mathematics. Many formulas came out from […]

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