Homes wouldn’t feel complete without trim, and yet this is an element that’s powerful in its subtlety. It may not be the first thing you notice about a home, but the interest, style and sophistication trim brings to interiors rarely goes unnoticed.

Architectural details such as trim can define the character of a home. As Better Homes and Gardens’ editors put it, “Decorative trim adds an instant stamp of personality to any space.” It’s the garnish and distinguishing factor of the home’s identity and architectural style. From contemporary to Victorian, trim work such as crown molding, casing, picture rails, wainscoting and baseboards can be designed to add flavor and adornment to living spaces.

Instead of going with traditional casing and header caps, our team here at TMS Architects designed these doorways with elegant archways topped with decorative keystones to add a Victorian touch.

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We took a bare green wall with wainscoting and achieved this serenely beautiful vignette with an oval window that features curved muntins in a graceful diamond shape topped with a decorative keystone.

The natural stone fireplace we designed for this New Hampshire Lakeside was integrated with wood trim to seamlessly connect it to the rest of the space, while creating a nice contrast of cool and warm tones.

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A large bay window with classic white trim frames beautiful views of the outdoors, while breaking up the bright blue walls for this bedroom design. This energetic and bright living space is also balanced and tasteful.

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White trim adds engaging architectural appeal through ornamental carvings and details in this example we found particularly inspiring. Federal style embellishments on the fireplace mantel, crown moldings and a book case add depth and interest for a look that’s dynamic yet timeless.

Whether you want to update you home with trim to add more style or you’re looking to do a whole home renovation, TMS Architects in New England is ready to help you achieve a home design with impeccable architectural details that reflect your tastes and personality. Browse our portfolio, and then contact us to learn more about our architecture and interior design services.