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02.19.21 Architecture & Details / Built In Cabinetry / Interior Architecture / Thoughts on Design
Every design detail you create matters, regardless of style… It’s ALL in the details… You gotta get the bones of a house right right… The unresolved DESIGN DETAIL In my recent post, The Wall as a Volume, there was one little design detail that I let slide in the last section of the post called...
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...
10.03.20 Architecture & Details / Interior Architecture / Thoughts on Design
Modern interior trim details were in several images in our most recent post. The details were built around reveals used as transitions from color to color or material to material. For example, at PictureTel, we used a ¼” Pittcon reveal to transition from one color of Polymix to another. The reveal also served to break...
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