An interesting project by interior designer Christine Hamilton made a splash in the Telegraph, a renovation and remodeling behind the original façade of a Manly Federation home.
One of the key aspects of this project was the disparate tastes of the clients, the husband preferring a French provincial look whilst the wife seeking more contemporary clean lines, and using our range of cornices, in-stock cornices and plaster moldings to blend the two concepts together. By pairing beautiful handmade cornice and ceiling rose with a marble floor in the living area and kitchen the varied influences do not seem out of place, but work well together to form a design that works wonderfully. With a project where the clients demanded the very best of materials, we at AllPlasta were proud to supply the handmade moldings needed for this special project.
The finished home blends all kinds of styles together that many will tell you do not work, but obviously do when you see it, and Christine was able to create something very unique by focusing on what her clients were after and not what the rules say we should do when it comes to design.
Whilst not all of us are in a position to be rebuilding our homes with marble floors and so on, this exquisite home does have something for all of us to learn from though, and that is our concept of what is ‘right’ when it comes to the way we decorate our homes. We at AllPlasta may be a little biased of course, but we think plaster moldings are beautiful, timeless pieces that are long lasting and a lovely finishing touch to a room, and many people often agree, but think that their home isn’t suited to these kinds of design touches.
Nothing is further from the truth though, you can blend different design influences together and find new styles all of your own, what really matters is whether it appeals to you, not what you ‘should’ do, where the decoration of your own home is concerned. And that is perhaps the point, it is your home, if you like it, that is all that should matter, Christine’s clients, with the help of her design experience, created a wonderful blend of styles and ended up with a completely unique look to their family home that they will enjoy for years to come. It is that concept that should be followed, choose styles you enjoy, whether the various elements are supposed to work together or not.
If you have a lovely, modern, clean design to your rooms, there is nothing stopping you adding a more traditional touch to it if that is what you fancy. With a range of over 350 cornice designs and hundreds of other beautiful plaster products such as ceiling roses and ceiling domes, we think we have something to compliment any home. Whilst a ceiling rose is seen as traditional, they do work well with many modern styles and add that finishing touch to a room that is sometimes lacking.