Pretty Panel Moulding

I may have an obsession with panel moulding. For me, a room isn’t complete without trim. When painted the same colour as the walls, it adds subtle detail that blends beautifully with contemporary furnishings. I’d love to try the look in my own home, adding this traditional architectural detail to a new home. Here are a few rooms that master this look:

Multiple thicknesses of trim were used here to great effect. Stylist Sarah Ellison perfected this room for Real Living Australia.

Joel Bray added architectural interest to his builder-basic condo with panel moulding, crown moulding and panelled doors.


I remember my initial awe when I saw designer Philip Mitchell’s condo. So much detailing. (Watch a tour of Mitchell’s condo.)

This room from the book Farrow & Ball Living with Colour combines a number of trim styles for a cosy and historical look.

For more panel moulding inspiration, see these rooms with painted trim.

In other H&H blog news: Lynda Reeves is working on her next blog post about the latest in Parisian design. It will be up on the site soon. Stay tuned!

Photo credits:
1. Real Living Australia, photography by Chris Warnes, via Flickr
2. House & Home February 2012 issue, photography by Angus Fergusson
3. House & Home August 2009 issue, photography by Ted Yarwood
4. Farrow & Ball Living with Colour, photography by Jan Baldwin, via Katy Elliot

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