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Kitchen Textures

Beautiful cozy kitchen with large kitchen island, lanterns, counter stools and wall shelves on the back; kitchen design ideas; kitchen decor inspiration

Textures in the Kitchen There are a lot of surfaces in the kitchen – most are hard with angled edges which don’t exactly spell out a warm and comforting environment. You can balance out the inevitable uninviting surface with soft textures and patterns, as well as warm and homey colors. To bring instant cheer to […]

History Behind Floral and Grape Corbels and Carvings

Dionysus with grape

Grape motifs carved on corbels have been around since the Roman and Greek times. Grapes themselves have great powers such as unclogging arteries. The “French Paradox” shows that even though the French food is so high in fat, the wine that is consumed along the side of the meal, neutralizing the cholesterol in a way, […]

Wood brackets size and quantity determination

kitchen counter design with carved wood brackets; countertop support ideas

Most often wood brackets used to support shelves or for additional support of the kitchen counter. To use wood brackets as shelf support, you have to select the right size wood bracket. To do so, you have to make sure that the depth of the wood bracket covers about 70% of the overall shelf depth, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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