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Since 1950, most American homes have been built with plain clamshell molding, narrow colonial molding, or no molding at all, leaving the interior architecture naked and uncelebrated.
Trim Idea Book shows how to change all that and highlights a wide range of styles, from 21st-century designs, including craftsman, natural, and minimalist, to period and period-inspired motifs. The book showcases hundreds of ways homeowners can use trim to spotlight and define the interior architecture of their homes - and even to compensate for its shortcomings.
Trim can help define spaces that in themselves feel too large and can add volume and dimension to rooms that are otherwise too small. Trim can frame doors and windows, enhancing their presence on walls that have daunting expanses, or hiding construction flaws. Molding and trim - of wood as well as man-made materials - are readily available at home centres as well as traditional timberyards.
Style options are endless. Ideas for walls, ceilings, doors, windows, stairways, and built-ins such as bookshelves, headboards, and fireplace surrounds are all shown.
About the Author
About Mary Ellen Polson: Mary Ellen Polson has been a professional writer and editor for more than 15 years, first as a newspaper feature writer and later as a magazine editor. She worked at Old-House Journal before becoming senior editor at Old-House Interiors. She lives in New York City.
Number Of Pages: 153
Published: 1st June 2005
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.838 x 23.368 x 1.143
Weight (kg): 0.649