Tag Archives: architectural

Corbels with Acanthus Leaf Design

acanthus leaf corbel

The elegant corbels come in many beautiful historical designs. The great variety makes it easy to match the corbels to any kitchen style. The Acanthus leaf corbel’s design derives from a Greek and Roman architectural ornamentation. The Acanthus trees are found in the Greek Isles. Acanthus leaf is used in an ornamental way and inspired […]

Wood Brackets for Countertops

kitchen counter with carved wood brackets; ideas for counter support

What is a Wood Bracket? A wood bracket is a structural element which supports furniture and architectural decor elements such as shelves, bookcases, plant hangers, mantles and more. Wood brackets are essential for the support of kitchen countertops, especially if it is a granite counter. Brackets are very similar to wood corbels in function; however, […]

Six Things to Know Before You Buy Corbels

Six Things to Know Before You Buy Corbels

A Corbels Shopping Checklist: 1. Corbels: Choosing a style What do you like? What is your style preference? Corbels come in a multitude of shapes and sizes. Incorporating corbels into your decor may seem like a formidable task, considering the endless possibilities we make available to you. The most straightforward way to narrow down your […]

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 […]

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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