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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."