You should expect to find mold occasionally in wet spots like the kitchen and bathroom, but when you see it someplace it shouldn’t be — like on the living room walls — call a professional for evaluation. You want an independent inspector certified by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene or the American Council for Accredited Certification. An inspector can tell you whether you can clean up the mold yourself or whether you need the services of a remediation company.
Wide, traditional moldings with a glossy white finish add classic style in the traditional entryway of this Brooklyn townhouse. Dark-stained treads on the stairway and a dark handrail pop against the bright white trim for a crisp, pleasing contrast.
A decorative tile backsplash and dramatic molded hood turn the cooking area of this classic, neutral kitchen into a focal point. Granite on the island and the perimeter countertops brings harmony to the space and continues its warm color scheme.
Blue-gray walls are accentuated by white wall frame molding in this posh living room. The traditional wall frame and crown moldings are balanced by glass lamps and a sleek coffee table to create a chic, contemporary look.
The interior of this sitting room mixes styles, textures and finishes for a sophisticated result. Decorative molding conjures Parisian salons of the past, while chrome coffee tables and sleek sconces are edgy counterpoints.
If you have solid but unremarkable builder-grade cabinets, the simplest route to a high-end look is adding some height with crown molding. Interior designer Sarah Macklem of The Yellow Cape Cod tackled this project in her own kitchen with striking results.
Sage green molding, cabinetry and exposed beams fill this space with serene color. Arched doorways and alcoves create a cottage-style feel. A floral sofa and chair create a cozy seating area with plenty of natural light streaming in from the glass French doors.
This small white bathroom gets its distinction from unique touches, like its sage green trim, petite round mirror, wall-mounted shelf and industrial-style sconce light fixture. Throughout this modern farmhouse, white walls and painted moldings create crisp vignettes that are at once homey and chic.
This snapshot of a corner area shows how moldings under the window, the fabric panel behind the bed, and pleated shades add texture and form to this bedroom. The sleek, mirrored night stand and the silver lamp are counterpoints to the design.
This formal living room combines contemporary furniture with classic architectural details. The furnishings are kept low, allowing for an open, flowing environment. Wall molding adds character and texture to the space, while blue artwork draws the eye.
Stunning black molding looks twice as thick reflected in the mirrored panels on this dining room's ceiling. The molding meets in a circle that surrounds a crystal chandelier. Blurred black and white walls create movement throughout the room, fitting for the running horses that also grace the walls. Red accents lend additional drama to the design.