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Past Project: Pediment Picture Frames

I like architecture. When we bought our current home, it was virtually devoid of architectural elements. While nice on the outside (I love all the trees in our yard), the inside was pretty simple. In some rooms, we had large walls with an undersized baseboard and no crown molding. We did have a few nice features: large windows and solid wood, six panel doors throughout. Otherwise, the interior of our home was pretty basic. After visiting the Biltmore House in Asheville, North Carolina, and seeing the riot of moldings, ceiling decoration, panelled walls and frequent carved wood and stone, I decided I would do something about the basic look of our home. The first thing I did was add a lot of molding to our foyer. In the photo above, all the trim in white is new. Even the stair balusters were changed (three of the original ones were installed upside down). The oak handrail replaced a basic pine one. The poor looking parquet floor was ripped up and replaced with a nice oak floor …