Dressing Up an Archway with Fluted Casing and Rosettes

As my dining room trim work design starts getting underway, my construction strategy is to begin at the edges and work my way into the core of the room. So, near the top of the “start-building-it’” list is framing-out the dining room archway – and I’m planning to use wide fluted casings, rosettes and plinth blocks. […]

Hall and Stairway Trim Work – Low Maintenance Shadow Boxes

Updated — Originally Published December 26, 2011 One of the things I think always makes a home look beautiful is trim work. It’s all about personal taste, of course – but I find the classic look of decorative carpentry design with rosettes, fluted casings and shadow boxes/wall frames always seem to carry a certain elegance, […]

Dining Room Design Accents: Wallpaper within Shadow Boxes

Moving now into the final phases of the dining room trim work design, the original vision for the room is becoming a full-blown reality. What started as a nice (but somewhat stark) dining area is now taking on a completely different overall personality. To me, this is the power of architectural trim work – and […]