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Sumptuous Boiserie Made Affordable

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Sumptuous Boiserie Made Affordable

By Stewart Allen Morgan, Senior Designer White River Hardwoods Above: Great Room, Château de Montaigne; Tennessee Panelled walls come in varying levels of intricacy. Rectangular panels formed by a single moulding are the most common type. But in the Rocco world of Louis XV, the walls literally glittered with ornamentation. At Tennessee’s Château de Montaigne, the client wanted to evoke the opulence of the Palace of Versailles. The Great Room models a specific room at Versailles more closely than any other in the house, second only to the Grand Hall (see this prior blog). The wall panels in the Great...

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The Designing of a Grand, Ornate Window Surround

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The Designing of a Grand, Ornate Window Surround

By Nick Bell, Senior Designer, White River Hardwoods The White River Design Team is often confronted with key components of projects with multiple constraints. This large set of stacked windows is the focal point of this Pennsylvania home. As you enter through the front door, this grand detail stands on the far side of the room and immediately draws your eye. The site conditions meant that the overall depth had to remain shallow at the base as to not interfere with a nearby opening on the perpendicular wall. These limitations are possible excuses for a poor design. Instead, we used...

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A Custom Wood Medallion: For When Just Plaster Won’t Do

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A Custom Wood Medallion: For When Just Plaster Won’t Do

By Nick Bell, Senior Designer White River Hardwoods         Sometimes a job requires something unique that no stock product will provide. Woodcrafters of Virginia came to us with an inspiration photo with their customer’s dining room medallion. It was quite unique, and we had was close enough to the desired look. We were forced to develop this medallion as an entirely custom piece. We took their photo and drew a design in CAD, pulling from the styles and shapes of our existing products. Once the piece was designed and approved, it was handcarved out of Lindenwood. The...

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White River Hardwoods featured “Make This Place Your Home”

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White River Hardwoods featured “Make This Place Your Home”

Hosted by Jackie Zeman (Bobby of General Hospital fame) and Jamie Laurita (Celebrity chef and kitchen designer to the stars), “Make This Place Your Home” is a fresh take on the popular home makeover-themed show format. This segment takes place at the White River Hardwoods corporate office in Fayetteville Arkansas and in the home of Stacy Ralston, a White River Design Services client. White River Design services worked with Stacy Ralston from Fort Smith, Arkansas to refine the design of the home of her dreams using White River Mon Reale mouldings and other products. Stacy loved working with the White...

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Personalize Your Windows with Trim Moulding

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Personalize Your Windows with Trim Moulding

Truly polished decor mostly comes down to those tiny touches throughout your home. It’s that great accent lamp you got from an estate sale, the unique glass hardware installed on a set of drawers, or—best of all—beautiful trim moulding on your windows. Trim moulding adds intention to your interior design, elevating the overall impact of your windows. It makes them stand out as an architectural focal point, rather seeming like an unfinished afterthought. Moulding makes a great DIY project, even for those homeowners with little to no experience in home renovations. Plus, it can even help boost your window’s energy efficiency. Let’s take...

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