12 February, 2014

"Patrick's Note Pad - 'Applied Moldings' . . . "


"We used applied moldings to add some needed theatricality to this 24 foot 
tall entry hall in East Hampton."


Greetings,

Alrighty, let's get this thing started.  As promised, we're going to meet here every couple of days and work through some of my favourite (and slightly lesser known) design terms.  Let's start with something fairly straight forward -

Applied Molding - "a molding which is nailed, nailed on, 
or otherwise fastened to the surface rather then cut into solid material."

Applied moldings are, just like the name implies, applied to the wall.  It's much like adding molding frames and railings directly onto the wall creating a geometric pattern either below a chair rail or over the entire expanse of the wall.

Of course, we'll have to slog through a bit of math . . .

But, that time with the calculator will be well rewarded -

In this particular home - we added an applied molding 
treatment over existing grass cloth wallpaper. 

Recessed Panel Wainscoting are slightly different - 
in that the wall is built-up and a recessed panel is created. 
Recessed Panel Wainscoting diagram.

In this space - a gentlemen's library - we use the heartier "Recessed Molding" detail
below the walls upholstered in custom tartan.

Stay tuned for the letter "b" -

Cheers,
Scot


11 comments:

The-Countrypolitan said...

Very nicely done...makes all the difference...!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

A+ Although it would be fun if you had a suggested cocktail to match. For example, applied molding people would probably drink wine and recessed panel people would probably drink a martini...more work, but worth the effort. Cheers!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

ANY type of moldings always seem to MAKE a space, to me. I always love anything you do, Scott.

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

My high school math teacher warned me there would be math involved in everything, but I didn't listen.
Thank God designers have calculators, and aren't afraid to use them!

Lee Dewsnap said...

What a fantastic job you have done, I cannot imagine the task of working out those dimensions. It turned out stunning, I bet the clients were absolutely wrapped (Kiwi expression for very, very happy) :)

I also love the gentlemans room, I have pinned that to my Pinterst rooms I love. If I had a house large enough I would definitely want a library room in this style.

Lee :)

Lee Dewsnap said...

What a fantastic job you have done, I cannot imagine the task of working out those dimensions. It turned out stunning, I bet the clients were absolutely wrapped (Kiwi expression for very, very happy) :)

I also love the gentlemans room, I have pinned that to my Pinterst rooms I love. If I had a house large enough I would definitely want a library room in this style.

Lee :)

Karen said...

Scot,
As a design enthusiast I appreciate this series. I'm not formally trained in design and its so fun to learn some of the technical jargon...I've been calling them crown molding, baseboards and paneling, but to understand the appropriate terms and uses is helpful. Thank you.
Karen

Turling said...

Perfect timing! A question if you don't mind. I'm building wainscoting for our master bedroom; however, none of the walls are equal in length. Is it important that all the panels be of the same size, or just get them matching each other on each wall? I must say, I have no issues with the building, but I'm completely confused on the design.

Maryanne The Garden said...

Thanks for the lesson. Most any room could use a bit of applied molding, bring to a whole new level.

Rachel Wise said...

I love the interior painting in the foyer. Very light and airy.

Merlin said...

Maryanne "nailed it." franki

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