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Stepping Up with Balusters and Newels as Functional Staircase Embellishments

staircase

Looking at the staircase, you’re delightfully taking it all in the stately carved wood newels, the graceful curves of the railing and wood balusters in harmonious and perfect repetition. For centuries staircase balustrade has been the most ornamental and finely crafted built-in furniture in the home serving as a focal point of the home entry. […]

Designing and Building a Fireplace Mantel

Classic fireplace mantel with corbels and carvings; interior design ideas

If you have a beautiful large fireplace than you could experience problems to find a large enough mantle to accommodate the larger than average firebox consider making a custom mantle. With the full range of fireplace mantel parts such as wood carvings you can find on our website, you can make your very own mantle […]

Decorating Around The Fireplace

fireplace mantel decorating ideas; interior design inspiration

In many homes, the fireplace is not designed to be an essential focal point of a room. To keep costs down in a lot of homes builders and developers installed zero-clearance fireplace mantels with inexpensive marble or granite surround set within uninspired, prefabricated wood mantel. The fireplace mantels are usually painted white to match the […]

Fireplace Mantels Then and Now

Fireplace mantels are powerful symbols of domestic life. Wood mantels have always received special attention by designers and architects. Today’s reproduction fireplace mantels remain one of the best examples of the major architectural periods. Decorative fireplace mantels weren’t common in American homes until later in the Colonial period. Early settlers did little to beautify their […]

Adding Grace and Charm with Fireplace Mantels

Elegant interior design with fireplace mantel; interior design ideas, decorating inspiration

Fireplace mantels and fireplace mantel shelves are excellent opportunities for adding architectural elements to your home. Fireplace mantel often serves as focal points in a room. Decorative mantel earned its important role in interior architecture. A fireplace mantel is a decorative frame that surrounds the fireplace and facing on the top and two sides. The […]

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 […]

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