Crown Molding & Wall Trim Moldings

This weeks posting I decided to talk about crown molding and trim.  There are 8 must know elements when it comes to interior trim.  Base, Chair Rail, Wainscot, Window Casing, Door Casing, Picture Rail, Plate Rail, Crown Molding.  Each is designed for a specific purpose—framing a door, for example, or providing a visual transition at the junction of walls and flooring.  So many types of molding decorate our homes today, it’s often difficult to distinguish them.  The options are endless and by incorporating paint you can achieve multiple different looks.  Here at Sunlight Homes we offer all sorts of decorative trim that is available to you.  You can create very bold and unique rooms with these options.  Incorporating trim into a space can help you achieve the custom look you want for your homes.  Also, it adds loads of character to a space.

Below are my favorite ways that crown moldings, wall moldings trims were used.  Let us know which look is your favorite.  There are far too many for me to choose.

Contemporary Bedroom

Contemporary Dining Room by Wappingers Falls Interior Designers & Decorators Helen Piteo Interiors,

Lilly Cordeiro, Décor Consultant—Sunlight Heritage Homes

Media Wall Units

     Recently I have been working on a project, we are building a custom wall unit to accommodate an 80″ TV.  This is what has inspired this weeks posting.

I found several different types of wall/media units.  Its great how you can incorporate so many different materials into a simple idea as a wall unit.  These can easily be done in our Custom Built Homes or also one of your homes that we have not built.  As Sunlight does do renovations as well.  Depending on your design style and look you want to go for, we can absolutely help you accomplish any of them.

This is my favorite room/ media unit that I researched.  It looks like this space is located in a basement.  Even if you do not have a ton of space, knowing how to use the space given is extremely important.  Here it looks like they might have covered a structural column, something that couldn’t be removed so why not work with it in the design.  The sleek natural birch wood paneling compliments the rustic exposed ceiling.  Some shelving underneath the TV allows you to de clutter and organize books or game consoles.  The use of color is also very comfortable and inviting.

    This custom media wall the designer paired natural stone along with natural wooden shelves and cabinetry.  The shelves being offset and almost floating help obtain a balance visually.  They also imitate the look of box beams simply by finishing the shelves with a smooth finish rather than textured and painting the same color as the wood finish.  Bringing the outside indoors can be very appealing and help you accomplish your rustic contemporary look.

For a very different look, this designer went with an all white achromatic color scheme.  Keeping the cabinetry at the bottom and shelving along the sides and top of the tv looks very organized.  Great storage space for the book lover, and appealing to the eye decoratively.  The coffered ceilings, trim and pot lights are great accents to this space.  To finalize the rug is pulling all the different colors from the books in the wall unit, wooden chairs at the table create a great ambiance.

This is a great room, the taupe/greyish tone of the wall unit is unique and modern.  A different take on your routine white or natural wood finish media units.  I like how they have kept the decorative pieces simple with white and black pieces.  The top of the media unit is decorated with an asymmetrical style as you work down it may not be exact but visually it balances out.
This media unit is very characteristic, from the crown molding and trim work to the painted backings of the shelves.  Every room needs a focal point and this room has captured that with this unit.  A great use of color in this space, the tangerine splashes, tan walls and textured blinds.  A touch of aqua blue bring a sense of freshness to this room.
Overall the concept of this blog posting was to go over different types of Wall units/ Media Centers.  As you can see there are tons of options and ideas when it comes to this.  If you are interested in building a custom wall unit in your current home please feel free to contact us and we would be happy to sit down with you and discuss options.  It is a great way to de clutter a room and create a main focal point.
Lilly Cordeiro
Sunlight Heritage Homes

Ensuite Inspirations

Renovations at our head office Design Centre are still in progress.  I was looking for inspiration for our show room en-suite, and came across these as our favorites.  We chose to go with a freestanding tub, Floor fixed Faucet.  Over the counter squared sinks, the rest will have to be a surprise.  We are excited to show you what we came up with, our custom cabinetry are in the midst of being built.  Flooring goes in within a week.
Out of all these photos I love the live edge wooden countertop, it is very unique and brings a sense of nature indoors which I admire.
Enjoy the photos and let us know which look is your favorite?


Lilly Cordeiro
Sunlight Heritage Homes