I have an obsession confession: I love crown molding. In my opinion, nothing adds more to the architecture of a room than crown molding. Adding molding is such an easy way to add instant drama to any room in need of a little oomph! During one of my Pinterest sessions, I saw a tutorial about a DIY crown molding trick where you add crown molding at the ceiling, leave a space of painted wall and then add shoe molding.
Quite frankly, I wasn’t overly impressed with the technique. Well lo and behold, the photo above was taken in my hotel room at the Four Seasons George V hotel in Paris. [ Click here to see my blog post about this fabulous hotel ]. What can I say? I am now a firm believer in this little DIY trick. I was amazed at how beautiful it looked in my hotel room. If the Parisians can do it, then why can’t I?
After my Eureka moment about seeing the idea of crown molding + shoe molding combined in my Paris hotel room, I then found myself even more obsessed with every piece of crown molding I encountered during my family’s Paris vacation this summer.
Have you ever seen more intricate moldings than the ones above? I know this is a little over the top for our homes. Nonetheless, I think it is a great example of the drama crown molding can add to a room. So, do you love crown molding as much as I do? Have you seen it, too, at the Four Season’s George V hotel? Have you ever used crown molding with shoe molding? How did it turn out?
I’d love to hear about it in the comments.
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Leslie Hendrix Wood
Decorator, Chancellor Interiors
Gracious Living. Timeless Design. Family Traditions.