The point is, this post is actually about architectural mouldings. You see? If you’d seen that immediately you would have (rightly) thought giveashit and moved on, but hold your horses for just one minute...
I'm talking about these things...
(architrave, cornice, ceiling rose, skirting)
"ahh" I hear you say. Ok let's carry on.
How many times have you been into houses/rooms/public buildings and seen the same classic style of mouldings? (It’s never even entered your mind? I know, again, stick with me I'll keep it brief). Anyway, they are usually very decorative but I recently saw this company Solomon and Wu in a magazine and think it’s genius. They do modern mouldings and their designs won Most Innovative Product at Decorex in 2011. Why hasn’t anyone thought of it before? If you’re building a modern house, already live in one, or just fancy sprucing up your old one then you can have modern mouldings to match (try saying that fast). I don’t love all of them, (those pebble like things in the ceiling are horrid, they look like the Flintstones house - see pic at the bottom) but I love the Linear Structure Series, you’d barely need anything else in the room.
Pics below (all from Solomon and Wu).
Caumont series cornice
Linear Series 1
Linear Series 2
Organic structure cornice
Ok that’s it. I’m done. Still bored? Oh fine. Here.