Monday, November 17, 2008

Is there an Architect, errr, Architecture in the House?!?

Do you have a new home and want to add some vintage charm to it? Add some architectural elements!

I love architectural elements. When we moved into our new home, I wanted to take away that sterile, cookie cutter feeling by adding my own twist to the house by adding them. They make it more unique, more me. For those of us who get the "junk" look, I've had wonderful feedback. For those who don't get it, it's just fun to see their reactions!

Corbels were added to my entryway to take a plain, blah and average entryway into a unique, one of a kind, interesting entryway. The square pillar in the background is free standing and can be topped with different items. Currently it is topped with a capital from a pillar and can be filled with different elements according to the season.

Here I took another set of corbels and used them as brackets for a curtain rod (made from black piping). I'll bet none of your friends will have something like this!

Ginourmous corbels are used as table legs for a tin top table. Do you think we have a pattern going here with corbels? How fun is that!

This wonderful architectural piece simply sits on a built in desk.

Need to hide the thermostat control in your home? Just surround it with architectural elements!

This is the creme de la creme. An old church door was built in to my home. Nothing cookie cutter about this. And the light coming through is wonderful.

Old windows are another wonderful way to add architectural elements. They can be hung, built-in, or just sitting in and leaning up again existing windows.

So there you have it. Now go out and add some find some great architectual elements to your home. You won't regret it.


Marge of Emmas Nook and Granny said...

Fabulous ideas. Your home is stunning!!!

Karen said...

I love it all! Karen

Sit A Spell said...

Very nicely done! Love all those added elements. I also loved the song...who was that???

Sit A Spell said...

It was Casting Crowns...should have known : )

Joy said...

I LOVE all of your corbels!!! Where do you find such beautiful architectural pieces?!?!?

Felicia said...

Love those doodads surrounding your thermostat :)

Lana Manis said...

I have always loved architectural elements! Your home is lovely and I can't wait to come back and read past posts. So glad I found your blog!


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