INTERIOR STYLE- Sheri Peterson

The perfect room needs all the right trimmings

  • Jan. 28, 2016 12:00 p.m.

Mouldings from the Finishing Store.

Have you ever been in a room that doesn’t quite seemed finished?

It may be the trim work details aren’t complete or are just outdated. When designers are looking for a polished look to finish a room, the trim package is the vital icing on the cake. These necessary embellishments have to be thought out carefully, because one can overdo it, and cause that icing to be way too thick, sticky, and too sweet to swallow!

Typically we break down a trim package to the window and door casings, including the header above the window, the baseboards, the crown moulding, and perhaps a chair rail of panel wainscoting. The architecture of the house always dictates how simple or complicated the moulding design needs to be. The trend over the last few years has been wider window and door casings (2.5” to 3.5”) that are flat and very clean. Baseboards are also flat but can be angled at the top to prevent dust collecting (4.5” to 6”). The crown moulding is super important for completing the look and can be anywhere from (4 ½”-6”).

I love going into The Finishing Store at 780 Topaz, they have it all. There is every possible style of moulding available and if they don’t have it, they can order it or even manufacture it for you. It can be slightly overwhelming, but the staff is incredibly knowledgeable and experienced.

Another great source, is Slegg Building Materials with 13 locations on the island. They carry the most popular styles and can also order in anything more custom. Slegg’s is a lumber store where you can find all your reno supplies in one stop, making it very handy. They also deliver.

Remember, less is often more. Beautiful trim work doesn’t have to be too sweet to swallow!

Sheri Peterson has been an interior designer for 22 years in Victoria. She designs for commercial, residential and hospitality clients.

 

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