Crown Molding Detail Closeup - Reveal Transitional , Chicago
A minimal 1/2" drywall reveal joint runs below the crown molding. This subtle detail creates an elegant shadow line that blends contemporary detailing with traditional crown molding.
Inspiration for a transitional home design remodel in Chicago — Houzz
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Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR added this to
Quoting the architect: "We designed a minimal 1/2" drywall reveal joint that runs below the crown molding. This subtle detail creates a shadow line between the drywall and crown molding. The same 1/2" reveal occurs at the top of the baseboard to separate the 1-1/2" wood trim band that flows from the base and around the doorways and portals." In my opinion details like this take architectural elements beyond just being very nice and make them truly superb!Tip: There are ways to give the look of very wide crown molding that are less costly than buying very large-profile moldings. In this detail shot, notice the two layers of drywall creating ceiling detail. These two extra pieces give the illusion of an exceptionally wide crown molding — and they do it without having to come so far down the wall.
Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to
8. Crown molding. At the top of the wall, where wall and ceiling come together, is the crown molding. Just like other trim items, the choice of profile and size are almost unlimited. What is especially nice about crown molding is its ability to soften the transition between wall and ceiling, between vertical and horizontal plans. So rather than have that abrupt sharp corner, crown molding lets the eye ease into moving from one to another. It’s a kinder, gentler and more elegant approach to a change.