How to design a traditional home.
Design books that are more than pretty pictures.
Beyond the coffee table.
A look at the best books to
how to design classically.
Skirting board done correctly.
("Baseboard" if you're American!)
How to find the traditional proportions and get the proper classical shape.
Often today skirting boards are just a nondescript bit of wood fixed at the junction between floor and ceiling. This does nothing for the room and has little historical relevance..........
The Classical Orders.
The key to traditional design.
Most of the ornament and mouldings in a traditional house come directly from parts of a classical order.
They are the tape measure of classical architecture!
Learning to use them correctly is a must!
The Classically Correct Cornice.
The principles behind designing a traditional cor
Designing and building one correctly can be a daunting task. In reality, it's not that complicated but you have to understand what makes a cornice and how to proportion it to make it look correct.
Finding design inspiration by Italy's Lake Como.
feel a little guilty writing about lake Como as an inspirational destination. Not because it's not inspirational, it really is, but because trying to replicate the architecture of Lake Como's villas in your own homes is likely to be fraught with difficulty.
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