Use conventional materials in unconventional ways. Painted and stacked to form a stripe pattern leading towards the ceiling, the crown molding seen here results in an eye-catching design that draws the eye up while also serving as a textural and layered backdrop for artwork.
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.
As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, in the master bedroom of this 1950s ranch house new large windows were added to brighten the space. The room also got fresh paint, crown molding and a stylized chandelier.
This lively hallway boasts floor-to-ceiling hand-painted murals, featuring crystal blue skies and dreamy bodies of water. Dark brown moldings accentuate the traditional tray ceiling, while a wrought iron railing leads the way to the staircase.
This family room was constructed in ten days including a new fireplace surround, millwork, stripping the floors and all new window treatments and furniture. Garcia creates a focal point out of the large fireplace by using paint and molding detail.
In addition to adding windows and light, Sherrod says shed-owners can take key design steps to make a small space appear larger. "Go light on paint colors and paint the moldings, walls and ceiling all the same color for a seamless effect," she says. "Use curtains or sheers that filter light instead of blocking it out. A tip on making small spaces feel larger is to incorporate smaller-scale furniture."
This pristine pair of swivel chairs was passed down from Micah’s grandmother. They’re a perfect way to inject a little generational history into a young family’s home. Family heirlooms are always a good idea. You’ll notice that below the white painted crown molding is a white picture rail. In many older homes, the walls are plaster as opposed to drywall. Plaster is much harder and more difficult to repair; therefore, a piece of molding/rail is used as a surface to attach hardware and wire, and then your artwork to. Preservation is key in caring for older homes. The Stansells cleverly repeated the teal color on the drapery panels, but used white sheers on the window’s interior for semi-privacy while still allowing light in.