Entries in trim (3)
My apologies for not having done any reader request posts lately - stupid French test took over all my free time last month (and these posts usually take me a few hours to prepare). Anyway, this request came in a while ago from Ginger: I'll admit, I'm somewhat Colour Intimidated. Typically, I go for BM Cloud White for trim and some degree of greige on the wall. It's starting to look and feel somewhat uninspired. I recently finished up having alllll the floors in my house refinished and am now preparing to paint out my hall/living room/future nursery. I could blame being knocked-up or just Reno Exhaustion but I seriously cannot make up my mind over what to do. So I was wondering - can you show me some spaces that use dramatic colours (like black/charcoal/anything not BM Cloud White) on trim/fireplace mantles? I have an art deco space and I want to take it Over The Top. I am more than willing to help fellow DTI readers step away from the greige. But surprisingly this request turned out to be fairly difficult. Seems NO ONE really does much with trim except good 'ol white. I did manage to find a few photos of trim and/or fireplaces NOT painted white (mostly black) and I added some photos of cool wall colours too that I found while looking for trim photos - and for some reason they are mostly blue. Odd. I am not a huge fan of any blues but these look fab with lots of trim detail. Hope this helps you step outside of your comfort zone Ginger!
What can you do if you've got a space (or in my case an entire house) that is totally lacking any sort of architectural feature? How about some beadboard, trim, chair rail, paneling, moldings! A friend at work has been hitting up my twin sister and I for some decorating ideas for her blah dining room and she mentionned wanting to do some molding on the bottom half of the walls. I told her to got for it as her dining room is a square, with a window, and that's it. I thought I'd dig up some dining rooms that have some sort of molding or paneling on the walls so she could get some ideas on how to go about it. I'm including some living rooms too because this idea is great for any room in your home (I'm pretty certain I'll be trying a chair rail in my main bathroom as soon as I get around to renovating it).
|Apartment Therapy||Apartment Therapy|
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|design*sponge||Alexandra Angle Interior Design|