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