(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.
When it comes to bringing this architectural detail to your own home, it was previously inaccessible to the average homeowner. I’m excited to share how easy Metrie makes it to learn about and purchase moulding and trim for your home. I truly believe it’s so empowering to be able to create a home that reflects you and your style, and Metrie is one of the brands bringing high-design to the open marketplace. Besides being able to shop their site, they offer a plethora of tools for discovering your moulding style and planning a custom design for your room. They also have a page dedicated to identifying all of the pieces and names of moulding and trimwork that can be used in a room (I definitely appreciate such accessible vocabulary). Their five collections include Fashion Forward (featured in the images in this post), French Curves, Pretty Simple, True Craft, and Very Square. They sound pretty similar to how they look, so if one is calling your name then it’s probably a good fit!
If you don’t know where to start or just want to explore, check out Metrie’s style quiz, which will help you identify which of their five collections is right for you. If you’re a designer, the 2016 Builder & Designer Challenge might pique your interest – submit a room(s) to be judged by their panel of experts and the winner could walk away with a prize package worth over $25,000!
I’m dreaming of the day when I can take a plain, empty room and design a custom moulding and trim plan for the space – even for the ‘fifth wall’ (the ceiling)! I love the idea of elevating small spaces with architectural details – it’s one of the most beautiful pieces of all the European interiors I share here on TS. So tell me – if you could add these accents to one room in your home, which would it be?