Guess What? Crown Molding Doesn’t Have to Look Old-Fashioned

Article by Lindsey Mather


Intricate crown molding and baseboards—you know, the kind with scrollwork and dentils and multiple layers—are all well and good in a restored historic apartment in some romantic European city. But if you live in a modern house, or even just one of those cookie-cutter, white box situations, the elaborateness of those architectural details suddenly feels old-school, out of place, or, at worse, fake. You could forgo the moldings altogether—done right, it can be totally minimalist-chic—but there’s a middle ground for those of us who aren’t ready to go that spare. …

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