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.
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.
The doors and staircase are trimmed in white to beautifully contrast the bold aqua wall in coastal-style home. Blue mosaic tile on the stair risers complement the wall color and add visual interest to the dark wood stairs.
A herringbone floor pattern breaks up the expected movement of the hardwood boards. The light hardwood fits well with the soft gray wall coloring and white molding. Built in in-wall shelves with individual lighting create an art gallery like hallway.
The barn-like natural wood pantry doors catch the eye in this photo highlighting the warm, wood finish against the seafoam wall and white trim. The kitchen opens at one end onto a space that's contiguous with the living room and incorporates a built-in desk for a small home office.
A bright yellow chair adds a bold pop of color to this beige room. The stone fireplace mantel displays various artwork for additional color. Intricate white molding on the walls brings visual interest to the space reminiscent of ancient Greek architecture.
A natural rock structure frames an arch door and window for a fun, textural, castle-like effect in this basement hall. The rock finish is highlighted by the smooth beige walls surrounding it. Hardwood floors and white molding finish the traditional look.
Decorative white molding separates the lower tiled portion of the wall from the smooth, painted upper section. The varying neutral shades in the tile add subtle dimension to the room without overpowering the look. A white bathtub is fixed snuggly within the cutout leaving open floor space available.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Many of the home's original details were preserved, such as the beautiful ornate molding seen above this doorway and the hardwood floors. Fun patterns and elements like the chandelier add fresh, contemporary character to the rooms.