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architectural details; Luxury interior design with classic moldings; Wall decor ideas; interior design inspiration

Architectural Details

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, a designer can divide monotone flat walls into a separate section, stating classical proportional clarity and definition of the space. Simultaneous use 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 accents on cabinets and doors. Enrich both residential and commercial interiors by combining these exquisitely detailed moldings with other architectural embellishments such as wall niches, corbels, and ceiling domes.

Architectural products history, deep relief ornamental decor has a 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 leave motifs - garlands and leaves of laurel, eucalyptus, acanthus, palm, and grapevines... Joyful embroidery like leaves of western plants and bold flowers, carved in marble or molded in gypsum with deep relief design is impressive and picturesque shadows giving a majestic effect.

By the way, before architectural embellishments with a floral motif, there were strict geometric architectural details. Geometric ornamentation highlights the harmony and clarity of logical structural shapes, intensifying uniqueness of an interior. In general, strict, geometric details leads to grander space presentation through the highlight of existing architecture, while the goal of figured architectural ornamentation is to bring visual delight and emotional life of the interior.

The ancient cities of the Far East gravitated toward multi-meaningful splendid architectural designs. The 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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