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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...
05.01.20 Architecture & Details / Built In Cabinetry / Cabinetry & Millwork / Kitchen Design / Thoughts on Design
Architecture & Details / Built In Cabinetry / Cabinetry & Millwork / Kitchen Design / Thoughts on Design
Last week, I concluded an online interior design consultation with a client living in Houston. They are designing a new home and the online consultation addressed their concerns about the 24′ wide x 50′ long room running across the back of the house. The room consisted of a kitchen, dining area and family room area. They...
05.14.19 Architecture & Details / Cabinetry & Millwork / Historic Preservation / Thoughts on Design
If a house could talk, what would it say? Quite a bit, if you make time to open your eyes and ears and listen. Thanks to the generosity of the Peabody Essex Museum, I recently had the opportunity to visit the Cotting-Smith House, located in Salem’s McIntyre Historic District, and field measure architectural details and photo document...
07.14.18 Architecture & Details / Historic Preservation / Thoughts on Design
Knowing how to coordinate interior trim in your home is key to making your home beautiful. Just as we hear questions about proportion of interior trim, we hear questions about its proper application such as: How can I successfully vary my interior trim from room to room? Won’t my house look funny if every room...
06.27.18 Architecture & Details / Historic Preservation / Thoughts on Design
Interior trim proportions are important; they give a room its sense of scale. We hear questions like the below often: How do I select the right size trim for my home? I’ve found crown molding, chair rail and base that I like. But are they the right proportion for the room? Every room is a...
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