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October 27, 2010

To Trim or Not to Trim

Filed under: Adding decorative trim — Tags: , — jherzlinger @ 11:07 pm

Not many people understand just how important the details are to defining a space. A space that has beautiful details means it also has had talented planning because it takes a trained eye to know how the smallest aspect can redefine an interior. One person who became renowned for his attention to detail is David Hicks. Trim and panel molding was his specialty to accent a wall or draperies the way eye liner accents an eye. Here are some gorgeous example from his book of these creative details.

Love the dark contrast of the paneling against the light wall. That’s paint! Not wood molding.

Hello simple shade trim!

He has taken traditional white paneling and made it glamorous by insetting a patterned wall covering. Now that makes a statement!

Trim rocks – you get the point

This accented looks great in any style of home and it is so easy to achieve. Like I said in my previous post – you can do it yourself or hire a professional – it just depends how much you want to pay. The great look achieved on the draperies is nothing more than grosgrain ribbon that you can find at any craft store or fabric store. Depending on the fabric of your draperies you can hot glue the grosgrain right to the draperies for a high end look. Try it on a roman shade like the example above or put it on the inside edge of your panel curtains. Frame the whole thing if you want! If you don’t feel comfortable with the draperies try buying some molding stripe at any hardware store, marking out a square on your wall or door, and create some wall panelings. The same affect can be painted on using tape for your edging. It is so simple and yet adds detail to the composition of your room. Below are a few photos from my work and check out the past blog on our office remodel to see wooden paneling on our door. More to come Friday!

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