I’ve been a LITTLE busy the last couple of months, so I’m behind on season two. It’s not like there are really any spoilers since we all know what happens in real life but still, don’t tell me anything!
What I do want to talk about is the crown moulding I was looking at last week while at KBIS. One of the sponsors of our Designhounds BlogtourKBIS this year is Metrie, and they provided us with a tour of their lovely booth in the IBS section of the show.
side note: do you spell it “molding” or “moulding”? And did you know it’s also called “Coving” in other countries?
A leader in interior finishings since 1926, Metrie has grown to be the largest manufacturer of architectural trim work in North America.
Mouldings and window treatments are two things that people often don’t realize the importance of and don’t prioritize in their plans, but everyone can see how both can not only finish a space, but elevate it from ordinary to extraordinary.
At the show, they showcased three distinct collections out of the five they offer that make it simple to select coordinating perfectly proportioned pieces to finish your walls, doors, and ceilings.
I made this slide show of the three vignettes they were featuring, including my bad hair.
Designer Cheryl Torrenueva used Metrie’s French Curves collection to create the Weekender’s Retreat Foyer.
Just gorgeous, don’t you think?
Designer Amanda Forrest created the Socialite’s Dressing Room using the Fashion Forward collection. I’m just going to point out that my clients all know I never ignore the ceiling!
The surprise pink door behind the glass doors was fun and it just a hint of the beautiful door styles that Metrie offers.
Designer Andrew Pike imagined a Sommelier’s Wine Cellar using the Very Square Finishing Collection.
There are several options for stain grade wood.
I found some similar lights for you to shop:
Metrie also offers a line called Complete, a great pre-painted moulding option that features a FinTek finish, a special water-based paint solution that is non-metal-marking to prevent scratches, scuffs and fading, making it an ideal solution for high-traffic areas.
The options to create unique designs are truly endless. The transformation that architectural trim work and beautiful doors can have on a home not only makes people stop in their tracks, but adds value to your home. People love custom (well done) trim work!
If you are actually watching The Crown, take a moment to notice the set design, it’s AMAZING.
I hope that you’ll consider the “next level” when you are looking to renovate and consider beefing up your mouldings and doorways. You will not regret the investment.
And get window treatments!