Tag 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 […]

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 […]

Naked Interior Syndrome and Architectural Details

interior design with gorgeous architectural details; interior design inspiration; architectural details ideas

MANY HOMEOWNERS PLAGUED BY “NAKED INTERIOR SYNDROME” InvitingHome.com offers an antidote: dress up your home with architectural details The design professionals at InvitingHome.com have a suggestion for today’s homeowner: “Close your eyes and visualize the interior of your home in its present state. Now, imagine your home stripped of your possessions, with no furniture, nothing […]

Adding Unexpected Elegance to Walls with Ceiling Medallions

Walls with Ceiling Medallions; elegant wall paneling with flexible molding and medallions; wall decor ideas;interior design inspiration

If you’re considering a change in the look of the walls in a room, you may think about the more common or traditional elements of design. Wall decorations, including pictures, decorative shelving, and other elements, are excellent additions to your decor. On the other hand, the implementation of entirely unexpected design elements can transform a […]

Ceiling Details – Creating an Elegant Ceiling Decor

classic ceiling decor and traditional ceiling design ideas

Creating a polished look is easy with elegant molding. For a dramatic yet visually appealing look and one that makes any room look completely finished and polished, try creating decorative areas on the ceiling using crown molding and panel molding. Special ceiling details like moldings can serve many purposes. They can give the room the […]

Beautiful Wood Carvings for Kitchen

It is a universal truth: there is no other room more favored in a home than the kitchen. Kitchens seem to possess an almost magnetic quality. Perhaps its mysterious ability to draw us into the room can be attributed to mankind’s fascination with fire and the comforting properties of the hearth. Or perhaps we are […]

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