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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...
08.14.18 Architecture & Details / Cabinetry & Millwork / Thoughts on Design
Beautiful crown molding is a wonderful way to enhance the style and feel of your home. DIY’ers and readers who are currently in the design process take note! In this post, I am going to share with you, crown moulding details and specifications (and variations) of several of the crowns we designed for a French...
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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