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Interior design ideas & home improvement how-tos for Viriginians.

Window Trim and Valances

January 10th, 2014 | Posted in Design, Interior, Style

Window trim is the trim work situated along the border of a window. It gives windows a conventional level of style and harmonization with the rest of a space.Window valances are drapery or a form of treatment on the uppermost part of…


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Shadow Boxes

January 8th, 2014 | Posted in Design, Interior, Style

Shadow box molding is frame shaped trim installed onto walls or on top other moldings like wainscoting.Shadow boxes can be implemented as finishing touches to a wall or wall paneling. It can used in simple trim schemes or the final…


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Wainscoting

January 7th, 2014 | Posted in Decorative Trim, Design, Interior, Style

Five Star Painting provides wainscoting installation services as part of our trim and moldings services. Wainscoting is a form of decorative paneling which you would recognize in homes described as "charming" or reminiscent of years passed: Think over-the-top libraries and receiving rooms of homes…


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Posts and Pillars

December 12th, 2013 | Posted in Design, Interior, Style

Posts and pillars are wooden columns that can be placed in interiors and exteriors to express exquisite, classical style. Interior columns transform rooms to refinement and can be strategically placed to seamlessly work with other molding in a room to…


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Fireplace Mantels

December 6th, 2013 | Posted in Design, Interior, Style

Fireplace mantels are wooden framework that stand over fireplaces to refine their appearance and serve as a base to lay decorative items on the mantel. Fireplace mantels bring exquisite beauty to a living room. Getting creative with the look of…


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Door and Archway Trim

December 5th, 2013 | Posted in Design, Interior, Style

Doors and Archways are perfect portions of the home to showcase decorative trim and molding work. Bland can transform into elegant with the right trim. The kind of trim you use can range from a simple cut to large, layered,…


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Baseboard Molding

December 4th, 2013 | Posted in Decorative Trim, Design, Interior, Style

Baseboard molding, or simply baseboards, is an underrated architectural feature in the home. The main purpose of the trim is to hide the uneven space where a wall and floor meet, making it among the most common types of decorative molding. Walls might otherwise…


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Chair Rail

December 2nd, 2013 | Posted in Design, Interior, Style

Chair rail is a type of wall molding that rims around the perimeter of a room usually sitting about three feet off the ground on the wall. It’s named after its initial purpose, to protect furniture from making dents in…


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Crown Molding

November 26th, 2013 | Posted in Design, Interior, Style

Crown molding is a type of decorative plaster or wooden trim installed on the top edge of interior walls and pilasters. Adding crown molding puts flare on your walls by using contrast between the edges to make the color of…


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