The dramatic ceiling height is accentuated by a strip of yellow painted above the beadboard trim and below the picture rail in this bedroom. Vintage schoolhouse pendant lights speak to the era of the 1879 home.
A closer look reveals more of the detail in the hallway. Above the picture rail that is original to the home’s design, AphroChic’s Sister’s wallpaper, a collaboration with artist Samantha Hahn, adds an artistic touch in blue watercolor.
Collected finds adorn glass and metal tables in this sophisticated living room with Hollywood Regency flair. Damask wallpaper and a traditional picture rail are juxtaposed with a contemporary rug and graphic black-and-white photography for an eclectic, layered look.
To avoid making the room too dark, picture railing molding was added to delineate color blocks, and the ceiling and wood were painted white. To add visual interest, antique Italian chairs updated in a colorful Turkish material were added to the mix.
A picture rail atop the white wainscoting in this Hollywood living room houses an eclectic array of similarly framed art, giving the space graphic punch. Conservative damask wallpaper is paired with furnishings both contemporary and traditional. The result is a glam space with a Hollywood Regency vibe.
This low-ceiling basement space in a 1920s Colonial is now a lively children’s workspace. Artwork—hung from Ikea picture rails and curtain rods with clips—fills the room with vibrant color. In this electronics-free zone, the kids paint, draw and play games at their white craft table.
Varying shades of gray create a serene backdrop for this modern living room. Meanwhile, wood accents on the fireplace and picture rail bring some warmth to the cool color palette, and bold teal and yellow fabrics add personality. Brass touches come into play on side tables and lamps.
Large-scale photography brings the outdoors into this modern living room. The room is both modern and bold with punches of color that liven up the otherwise neutral space. A picture rail adds a throwback element to the space and also ties in with the paneled feature wall above the fireplace. Brass accents add warmth to the overall look.
A dark wood china cabinet, dining room table and padded chairs contrast beautifully against the soft green walls in this contemporary dining room. Above the picture railing, the walls are painted white to add visual height to the space and to showcase the arch-topped window. A neutral but patterned rug sits over the hardwood floor to anchor the dining table.
Brass accents pop against the cool grays of this contemporary living room. A sleek wood panel turns the TV wall into a focal point, and also ties in with a picture rail that runs the length of a long wall, a nod to interiors past. A modern brass sofa table teams with a pair of side tables to create symmetry that helps harmonize the space.
Bright turquoise wall paint brings an updated feel to the beautiful antique look of this wood staircase and railing. Ornamental designs in the wood create natural decoration, while yellow gold picture frames descending the back wall add a good contrast color to the turquoise. White molding breaks up the wall space creating a faux handrail look.
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.
Mixed planters with pinks and deep purples set the foundation for this picture-perfect entryway. The containers are at the bottom of brick steps and a black wrought iron railing that lead to a brown double door with glass panels.