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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.