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.
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.
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 half dome of this home's master bedroom ceiling was inspired by neoclassical designs and is painted with a pink tone. The molding is detailed in a light blue, recalling a soft sunrise or sunset. Paint colors used for the ceiling are "Ointment Pink," with the molding detailed in Farrow & Ball's "Skylight."
Sunny yellow walls are enhanced by stunning crown molding details and large windows that bathe the room in sunlight. Comfortable seating and a pair of houseplants make the room feel cozy as well as beautiful.
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.
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.
This detailed exterior is an authentic example of the gingerbread-style Victorian. Delicate architectural detail and a multi-gabled roofline are characteristic of the style and era. White molding decorates the front porch and multiple balconies, providing subtle contrast to the pale pink exterior for added visual interest.
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.
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.
Charles Faudree designed this formal living room with its sumptuous Oriental rug and classic painting above the mantel. Masterful molding around the fireplace, doorway and ceiling is artwork in and of itself.
Simple white walls call attention to the stunning molding in this living room. The back interior of the entertainment center and the bookshelves has been painted a reddish brown, breaking up the sea of white and helping visually connect the room to the kitchen next door.
Designers used a soothing gray-blue color and crisp white crown molding to evoke a calming environment in this neutral multiuse room. With the addition of the vintage piano and bar cart, they transformed this previously unused space into the ultimate traditional study.