Architectural Trim: Ideas, Inspiration and Practical Advice for Adding Wainscoting, Mantels, Built-Ins, Baseboards, Cornices, Castings and Columns to your Home (Home Design Details) (Paperback)
Sound advice for the finishing touch
Decorative trim, such as baseboards, moldings, wainscoting, and casings, adds warmth and depth to otherwise sterile rooms. Home Design Details: Architectural Trim provides practical advice and inspiration for wall, ceiling, door, window, stairway, and built-in trim for every room of the home. The relatively low cost to install new trim coupled with the fact that installation requires only a few tools, makes installing trim a popular home improvement job. While many books cover the basics of installing trim, Home Design Details: Architectural Trim goes a step further and explains why popular designs work so effectively, and how to recreate them in your own home. It is the only book on the subject that breaks apart the details of each room in the home and provides specific information on why design decisions were made each step of the way. Each detail is featured in a three-dimensional illustration so the reader can see how each piece of trim or molding was created. Simple step-by-step DIY projects are provided as well as comprehensive information for making the right design decision for any space.
About the Author
Nancy Berry has been writing about interior design and architecture for fifteen years as a staff editor for magazines such as Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles, Cape Cod Home, and Old-House Journal. Additionally, Berry hosted the weekly radio show "Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Live" on the topic of design. Today, she is the editor and art director of Old House Journal's New Old House. Nancy lives in Yarmouth Port, MA
A bit of trim work can dress up a room, affect a period style, or better define space. Berry (Architectural Hardware) here defines trim types and period styles with very glamorous room shots, pinpointing specific elements. While some installation instruction is given, it is very cursory. For better instruction, see Neal BarrettÆs Ultimate Guide to Trim Carpentry. BerryÆs polished and beautiful book is meant to inspire more than to instruct. Recommended for larger collections. --Library Journal, June 1, 2007