Building Good Bones

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Still scared of spills on the sofa fabric, scratches on the antiques…there is one design detail that not even my sofa diving, indoor repelling, bookshelf scaling 5 year old could take down — those built into the wall. The details of interior architecture…mantles, bookshelves, doorways…are what give your home its character. Even those homes not born with good bones can be transformed by even minor facelifts. Call the carpenter! Here is a little inspiration…

These doors don't need to scream it...they are just a gentle reminder that this house has style.....
These doors don’t need to scream it…they are just a gentle reminder that this house has style…..
Lonny.com

 

I adore the fret work detail on these pocket doors....
I adore the fret work detail on these pocket doors….
Katie Kelly McCormick Interiors
I love the depth of the passageway...
I love the depth of the passageway…

 

ummm, perfect! from MAAlleninteriors.com
ummm, perfect!
from MAAlleninteriors.com

 

Now that is a baby gate! from Lucy Williams Interiors
Now that is a baby gate!
from Lucy Williams Interiors

 

Simply elegant....
Simply elegant….
homebunchblog.com

 

You could add this trim detail to a door molding or chair rail too! This pretty vignette is by Charlotte Moss
You could add this trim detail to a door molding or chair rail too!
This pretty vignette is by Charlotte Moss