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Three Reasons to Chose Wood for Your Interior Accents

Throughout history, wood has been a staple of interior design. Even though we no longer rely entirely on wood and other natural materials to construct our homes, wood still plays an important role in both the appearance and durability of many structures.   Though modern design has its benefits, wood is a timeless material that also offers a surprising number of perks. If you’re looking to build a new space, or if you work in the renovations and contracting industry, don’t forget these three great benefits of incorporating wood materials in your interior design:   Wood is Cost Effective Though there are certainly cheaper materials to work with, wood is … Continue reading

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How to Give a Modern Home More ‘Character’

When building and selling brand new homes, there is a common complaint: lack of ‘character’, that special je ne sais quois that comes with sprawling Victorians or diminutive Craftsman homes. So what special touches can be included in modern homes to give buyers that ‘character’ they crave? Crown Molding It’s the little details, sometimes. Modern crown molding painted a clean white, or vintage molding with classic wood carving designs add a lot of warmth and character to a new home. It’s so popular that many home buyers look for molding pre-installed so they don’t have to do it themselves. In fact, about 62% of people rate crown moldings as the third most … Continue reading

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Corbels: Holding Up Good Design Since Architecture Was Born

Simple question: What is a corbel? You’ve definitely seen traditional corbels before, even if you didn’t know the proper name for these architectural structures at the time. Corbels are decorative architectural accents placed on the exterior of a wall. They are shaped like a right triangle and are used to support windows, doorframes, shelves, and more. You’ll find them anywhere there’s a 90-degree angle that needs some support or ornamentation. Large corbels made of stone and decorated with carved angels, scrolls, and leaves can be seen supporting many Late Gothic style cathedrals. Corbels in the classical style are often featured on towering old stone architecture in cities like Washington, D.C. … Continue reading

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