Trimming The Top

Not all cakes need icing, but they're arguably better with the sweet concoction. The same goes for a room decked in trim. It isn't essential, but crown molding goes a long way in achieving old-house charm. Here, we see what different styles of the trim—Federal, Greek Revival, Early American, Georgian, Colonial Revival, Traditional Revival and Craftsman—can do for your rooms.

Special thanks to the KB Classical Moulding catalogue, avalable at, for guidance on molding styles and history.
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