just a few shots of the interior of a house
that my husband built in tennessee.
how 'bout THAT crown molding?
southerners love their trim!
the ceiling in the entry and dining room of this house are 12',
so in order to create a better proportion in the room,
we designed the wainscoting to be very tall,
and the crown molding to come down nearly a foot into the wall space.
doing this creates the illusion of a more "user friendly" proportion.
it creates a more cozy and livable feeling in a room
where a person could feel a little lost.
here is a shot of the entry.
i had a lot of fun helping the owners
design those stained glass transoms,and side lights.
(p.s. they were NOT cheap.)
notice that we painted the ceiling the same color as the walls.
this not only showcases the trim, but actually
highlights the ceiling height without making it feel too high.
a view of the living room.
we added some beams to dress up the ceiling.
also, we used a color just
a few shades lighter than the wall for the ceiling.
while the ceiling still reads as "white", it is
actually a cream color.
this helps the trim to really stand out.
a nice simple, traditional mantle
with a soft arch over the opening.
notice the nice detailing on it?
little things like that really add to a space~
we designed the marble slab on the hearth to lay level with the
hardwood floors. this allows the hearth the read as
floor space, which visually expands the floor,
and allows the homeowner
(if needed) to place the leg of a table or chair on the hearth.
also, by laying the hearth level with the floor,
you alleviate any possibility of tripping!
oooo...have you ever tripped on a hearth,
or gigged your ankle on the corner of one?