Thursday, April 17, 2014

Shoe Molding

Crown molding can add a lot to the simplest of rooms, but what about shoe molding? In our apartment the shoe molding is stained to match the floor, which I see all the time. Personally I like it better when the shoe molding is crisp white like the rest of the trim, regardless of how much it may get scuffed. So is shoe molding really that big of a deal?

Here are three rooms without shoe molding that are to die for, but where they lack shoe molding they more than make up for it with wall moldings and the parquet floors. 

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  1. Interesting.....I have found that "shoe" molding the same as the floor, and usually a thin piece, is used much less today in new construction. In the 1980's it was the norm with the builders. Today I see shoe molding that is wide from 3 inches to over 5 and is painted the color of the rest of the molding in the space. What I did notice was the two long halls...As I have said we have an entry hall that is over 18 feet long with an arch in the middle. In one photo a chandelier is featured and in another, a ceiling mount light. I am wondering if I could have both since the "arch" separates the spaces???? Gives me something to marinate! Thanks

  2. Patty- would it look weird to have them both be chandeliers/pendant lights? If one light is literally IN the arch then I wouldn't do two hanging fixtures... But if the lights are separated by an arch (with no light in the actual arch) then I say go for it!

  3. Fantastic. Good job I love it.



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