Saturday, May 23, 2015

Adding Detail

I have a new project I am working on. A high rise condo building in the city. The view of Lake Michigan is incredible, however, the unit itself needs some serious updating. As with many condominium complexes, there is not much in the way of detail to add character to the space.

If you live in a home that lacks character, one way of adding some is with moulding. Be it crown moulding, larger baseboards or wainscoting, details like these make a ho-hum space spectacular. Believe it or not, adding these details is not necessarily expensive; and can be a great DIY project.

Need some inspiration? Try one of these ideas on for size. 

Thin wood slats and moulding pieces are applied to the wall to make this outstanding detail. 

bathrooms - Benjamin Moore - Grey Mist - Benjamin Moore White Dove Powder room bathroom moulding marble floor tile Pretty Powder Room
via Chapter Thirty Seven

Adding detail doesn't have to mean ornate. This simple trim detail is an example where less is more. Flat boards and simple moulding pieces are put together to create this look.

Real color not given. They suggested Sherwin Williams' Poolhouse, SW7603, or Meditative, SW6227. Someone disagreed with Poolhouse and said that Buxton Blue by Benjamin Moore is closer. Another said BM Sheer Romance #837.
via Beneath My Heart

Build up your baseboard with simple trim pieces to make a serious statement and enhance your floors.

Give your walls some pizazz with simple detail wainscoting. Flat wood slats attached to the wall, capped with trim and painted white look like a million bucks.

House tour - LOVE the styles here. Lots of great before/after. The board and batten in the hallway and entry is my favorite.
via House 185

Beef up the trim around your windows with a high build-up of moulding pieces.

REFRESHERS:: WINDOWS: MOLDING ~~ door and window trim molding with a cross header @Sandra Pendle Pendle Powell {Sawdust Girl}
via Sawdust Girl

Build up your crown moulding with additional trim pieces for an impressive look.

Wide crown molding, trim above doors, not a standard door style either.
via Decoist

Create a high end look in your space by adding detail with trim. Try your hand at simple moulding projects or hire a carpenter for more complicated projects. The end result will be well worth it.

Happy decorating!






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