Category Archives: architectural details

Transforming Entryway with Entrance Pediments

pediments; Interior of the house with pediment

Your home may not be the Parthenon or another Ancient Greek temple, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t benefit from the classic look of entrance pediments. Easy to add to your home’s exterior, a pediment can make a huge impact on the overall look and welcoming feel of your home’s entryway. Entrance pediments have […]

Architectural Wall Decor

interior with panel molding; interior design ideas; wall decor inspiration

Wall decor in your home should begin with you and your family and the ninety-five percent of your time spent without visitors. You build from there, wall by wall, room by room, bringing refinement and harmony through your use of architectural products. The goal in architecture and interior design is to achieve a structure where […]

Art Deco Architecture

Art Deco architecture

Art Deco’s most enduring legacy is undoubtedly in the American architecture erected when the Art Deco movement was in its prime, spanning 1922-1939. Architecture, as an art form, brings aesthetic value to the public; since the majorities of erected buildings were public ones, such as skyscrapers, courthouse, schools, theatres and the like, Art Deco architecture […]

Types of Art Deco Architecture

Art Deco design

Stepping Type of Art Deco Architecture Art Deco architecture consists of three main types: zigzag, classic moderne and streamline modern. The first type to appear in America was zigzag (or stepping) and it is best understood when looking at the skyscrapers of the 1920s. Zigzag is used in Art Deco architecture to make qualities of […]

Entrance Details

pediments

In the old days, the front door was very important because it was the only way in and out for people and everything else, including light. These days most houses have an attached garage, and the front door has become vestigial: the family uses the garage door or the back door. The front entrance is […]

Deepening Your Decor with Decorative Wall Niches

decorative wall niches

Decorative wall niches had been a popular architectural interior ornament since ancient times. Gothic architecture favored the eclectic use of wall niches, while classical interiors employed wall niche more as striking displays for busts, urns or vases. The wall niches were also a common element in the stucco- and adobe-walled homes of the Mission and […]

Wall Niches – Where do I begin?: So many wall niches, so many ideas…

Interior with wall niche; wall decor ideas; interior design inspiration

Why would I get a wall niche? Wall niche is a great way to add beauty to almost any place in your home. It is a fantastic way to add depth and interest to any wall. A wall niche adds a bit of a classic touch to the overall appearance of the space. While a […]

Using Architectural Embellishments to Add Character and Style

elegant architectural details; decorative rosette and wall paneling

Interesting architectural embellishments such as corbels and brackets, pilasters, and molding trim add character and pizzazz to your home. After all, shouldn’t your home offer an inviting and stylish respite from the outside world and, in addition, be a reflection of who you are? Your house should provide more than just protection from the elements […]

Architectural Details: The Small Touches that Make All the Difference

Contemporary interior with classic dentil crown molding and ceiling medallion. Interior design inspiration; crown molding ideas

To complete the decor of a room, don’t neglect the finishing architectural details like moldings, ceiling medallions, and ceiling domes. While a small part of the decorating budget, these architectural embellishments can offer the biggest visual impact and unify the room’s overall design. When imagining a home, some people think only of the basics, such […]

Enliven Your Home With Architectural Details

Interior featuring built in unit with moldings and other architectural details; built-in ideas; interior design inspiration

Any room can go from just another room to a stunningly beautiful showplace room just by the smart and creative use of interesting architectural details. Special additions like crown molding, wood onlays, wood carvings and wood columns placed so they create a unique custom built-in cabinet look or a fireplace surround look all add that […]

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