3.23.2010

{freestanding} architectural details

A home doesn't have to have a storied history or crown moldings to have elegant architectural details. These details can be added in a creative manner by freestanding elements such a a leaning mantle as the focal point of a dining room...

...or Corinthian columns flanking a couch.
(images via nuevo estilo)
These unexpected touches add an elegant flair to these otherwise eclectic spaces.

20 comments:

Kathysue said...

I have always loved columns in the corner of rooms, I love it when they are used to hold large ferns. Great images. Kathysue

Kerry said...

that mantle is stunning. I don't have a fireplace but who needs one with something like this!

Alexandra Rae said...

These images are just beautiful. Clean and pretty. Love the juxtaposition of crystals, greenery and rugged architectural elements in the first.

Jane Flanagan said...

I love the top image... rugged farm table and a chandelier - Divine!!

Kirsten Sue said...

Love the barcelona chairs.

A said...

Nice :) especially the dinning table in 1.

Destination Inspiration said...

What a great rustic looking dining table, very farm house

Chiara said...

I am digging that fab dining table...i love all the white too with bursts of brown,blacks coming out atcha. Love it!

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so chic room!


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AppleTree said...

What I love about both rooms is the contrast of old and new, cool and warm.

Nic :) said...

Very inspirational pictures, I really love the mantelpiece and the table in the first pic

Editor said...

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Chic Coles said...

Those are great design elements totally different.

Kathysue said...

Happy Thursday I just wanted to let you know I gave a shout out to your blog on my post today. Love your blog!! I hope others come by and see how great it is. Kathysue

gailjrichardson said...

This is a great living room.The coffee table is so unusual. Great pictures.

Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

I love the elegance and dynamic that those elements add to the rooms!

Shelby said...

Absolutely love. Especially the table, chandelier and that touch of blue in the adjoining room. Great pick.

Lana said...

Wow, love the first room, such an interesting mix of rustic, glam and eclectic!

Rebecca Ward said...

I'm of the opinion that every house should have a crystal chandelier somewhere and not necessarily the dining room, regardless of the house style. Every house can do with a litle bit of "jewelry"

Dear Designer said...

Loving that first image.
Just discovered your blog and love all of the images you feature - bar none. I'll be back often I think.