One way to bring Heirloom style into your home is by celebrating the good bones of your home as in this exquisite molding, dramatic chandelier and staircase railing, which allow architectural detail to shine.
The gracious proportions and historic architectural details of this traditional entryway are given a light, modern feel with white walls against warm hardwood floors. The classic shape of the archway frames an interior view that extends through the living room to the family room windows.
The intricate pattern on the drum shade pendant is repeated on the backs of upholstered dining chairs, while seats are swathed in the same green as the interior of two built-in china cabinets. The result is a perfectly pulled together space loaded with casual charm. Traditional architectural details include a paneled, beamed ceiling and transom windows.
The homeowners felt their space was lacking in architectural detail, so they had designers add some within the modern design. Above the kitchen island, a drop ceiling gives dimension to the space, while a niche above the refrigerator cabinets showcases some of the homeowners' unique statues, while another niche creates a bar area for the homeowners between the kitchen and living room.
This Paso Robles clubhouse not only pops with vibrant colors, but designer Victoria Rogers also makes a modern statement with architectural features she chose for the room. The see-through dividing wall continues the openness of her design, while the white tile flooring in the center of the room throws light onto the floor in an interesting way. Moreover, the wall housing the television embraces a modern, futuristic appearance.
Imagine how easy it would be to cook a meal in this contemporary kitchen that is a testament to a functionality and clean lines. From the modern stainless steel gas range to the gorgeous black granite countertops on pristine white cabinetry, this kitchen allows couples to work side by side creating their culinary masterpieces in style. The small banquette area in the corner of the room offers craftsman-style molding that is echoed in the window and door trim.
Arched alcoves add architectural character to the master suite. One niche houses a desk for checking late night emails, while the other contains a chest that doubles as a media cabinet. The fireplace is elegantly highlighted with boxwood topiaries and a quatrefoil mirror.
The Palazzo, a 200-year-old mansion located in Rabat, Malta, boasts 10,700 square feet of living. The dramatic entry hall features an impressive skylight, as well as a thick glass floor that allows views of the floor below.
This room's white walls and minimal decor draw the eye to its exposed industrial elements, which add character and architectural interest. Tall, dark columns support a wood ceiling beam. Across the room, modern paintings are hung in a stacked arrangement, balancing the space and drawing attention to the soaring ceiling.
This exceptional Georgian estate in Bel-Air, Calif., was built in 1929 by architect Paul Williams and recently underwent a complete restoration. Beautiful moldings highlight the walls in this traditional entryway, while a pair of window seats flank the front door.