12.18.20 Architecture & Details / Cabinetry & Millwork / Historic Preservation / Interior Architecture / Thoughts on Design
Architecture & Details / Cabinetry & Millwork / Historic Preservation / Interior Architecture / Thoughts on Design
The chair rail. What ever happen to it? Once upon a time, it was seemingly everywhere. Today, it languishes on the bottom of interior design’s parts bin, right next to crown moulding. Perhaps we should give it another look. YOUR BASIC CHAIR RAIL In its simplest form, as a horizontal band running around the room, the...
12.04.20 Architecture & Details / Interior Architecture / Thoughts on Design
The wall as a volume. I began exploring the notion in my last post. The more I think about it, the more it makes sense. In fact, when I go back through photos I’ve taken, what I see confirms the idea. For example, note how the wall planes/panels below the cornice/crown move in and out...
11.19.20 Architecture & Details / Cabinetry & Millwork / Interior Architecture / Thoughts on Design
As it turns out, there are multiple contemporary trim options for your home. In my last post, I explored designing trim details using applied trim compared to using reveals. As I worked on that post, I kept thinking about how the planes of the walls moved in and out beneath the crown moulding and the...
10.30.20 Architecture & Details / Built In Cabinetry / Cabinetry & Millwork / Thoughts on Design
Using contemporary interior trim and reveals to design modern traditional interiors was the topic of my last post. While I explored the notion at a global level, but my curiosity was not fully satisfied. In this post, I investigate the concept up close and personal, asking the questions, “What works for me? What doesn’t work...
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