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HOW TO UPGRADE YOUR INTERIOR DOORS

June 23, 2017

Decorating

French interior with double doors and ornate moulding between rooms on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(via Marie Claire Maison)

Last year I introduced my favorite molding collection from Metrie, Fashion Forward, and the picture I shared of their beautiful interior doors in that Collection (see them after the jump) was one of the most popular pins from that post. Each of their five Then & Now Finishing Collections includes an interior door in both solid and glass construction, and with all the matching moulding from their Collections, it’s easy to transform the doorways in your home. One thing I’ve noticed from the interiors I share on TS is the beautiful attention to doorways in Parisian homes and apartments, like the one above. Of course there’s a much longer tradition of classical architecture and molding in these beautiful buildings, but the double interior doors between living spaces is common and creates beautiful transitions between rooms. It’s also inspiring to see how grand a space can become when you add beautiful architectural details – like Metrie’s moulding and doors! Besides doorways between rooms, doors in tight corners or the end of a hall that would improve with one of Metrie’s mirrored glass door designs. Consider how your home might change with some door upgrades and find more inspiring doorways after the jump.

P.S. Not sure of your molding style? Take Metrie’s Style Quiz to find out which of their five Collections is right for you!
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CROWN MOLDING FOR MODERN BATHROOMS

November 2, 2016

Decorating

Black and white modern bathroom via @thouswellblog(via Daun Curry)

From the first time I shared Metrie on the blog, I knew it would become one of my favorite sources to share again and again. The range of applications and opportunities that Metrie’s  coordinated Then & Now Finishing Collections presents are endless. This time around, I’m sharing some inspiration for small spaces – specifically bathrooms – and how these rooms always need a dose of good architecture, even if you love the modern look. The effect of crown molding in a plain room, especially when replacing builder-grade architectural details, is incredible. Just check out this room transformation with Metrie’s Fashion Forward Collection (my personal favorite), below:

While bathrooms are typically much smaller spaces, the addition of crown molding can have an even greater opportunity to elevate the space. It may be the emphasis on the top edge of the room or the slanted edge, but crown molding also has the effect of perceptually raising the ceiling height (which is always a plus). As you may have already observed from the home tours I share on TS, I love the mix of traditional and contemporary. When it comes to my favorite European apartments, there is always the foundation of stunning architecture and detailed trimwork that provides the perfect base for sleek modern furnishings. I think this formula applies perfectly to the bathroom, or any room who’s architecture is lacking. Trust me, your modern decor will look all the better with the right context! Continue reading below to find some of my favorite contemporary bathrooms rocking crown molding.

P.S. Not sure of your molding style? Take Metrie’s style quiz to find out which of their five Collections is right for you!
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ELEVATED STYLE WITH MOULDING & TRIM

June 14, 2016

Decorating

Contemporary living room featuring Metrie's Fashion Forward molding and trim collection on @thouswellblog(via Metrie, Fashion Forward collection)

When it comes to elevating a room’s style with elegance, there is really no better way than bringing time-honored architectural details to a plain room. With the layers of mouldings and trim, even the smallest of rooms can truly transform into something special. Mouldings bring intimacy to a space, and help define a room by its architectural form. While the style of moulding brings different personalities to a space, any form will give you detail, intimacy, and a sense of history. Although traditional rooms often boast elaborate trim on every surface, there are so many styles to implement and – my favorite style – the contrast of traditional mouldings with contemporary furniture is especially striking.
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