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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.
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amackjr wrote:
How do you achieve the double drywall and what is it made of? I have never seen this before.
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kacharlie
Is there someone I could call about the size of the crown moulding used in this idea? Our drywall man comes today.
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The crown molding in this room was 6 inches tall and 2.5" from the face of the wall. Best of Luck with your project.
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Is the picture moulding on the wall also painted in flat? - If I am using chair rail and crown in a master and it's all in BM ivory white, can I paint the chair rail in matte along with the wall and contrast the crown, doors and base boards in eggshell? Or do you think I should just do the chair rail also in eggshell? Thanks!!!
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debgluck
Thank you again for your time! I've studied the pics of this elegant, timeless project and understand the point you made. I wanted your advice because I absolutely love the design choices made here. I hope to achieve a flawless outcome as well ! Thank you !
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You're most welcome. Best of luck!

-dSPACE

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Joyce C wrote:
Crown Moulding Sheen and ceiling color? - Is the sheen on the moulding the same as the baseboard? Also, is the color of the crown the same as the ceiling? BTW - Awesome space!
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Matt Brown

First off... beautiful timeless design. Nailed it!!

Second, It seems this question has been asked many times on this project; however, I have seen conflicting responses... Can you clarify the paint color for ceiling and trim (i.e., crown molding) on this project? Ceiling is Benjamin Moore Vanilla Milkshake in a flat finish, but the trim has been presented as both Benjamin Moore Vanilla Milkshake and Benjamin Moore White Dove in semi-gloss (see above replies)? Is it different in other rooms (Foyer and Grand Stair)?

Thanks in advance.

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Hi Matt- thank your for your wonderful comment! To clarify, the ceilings are Vanilla Milkshake in a flat finish and the trim (crown, baseboards, etc.) are Vanilla Milkshake in a semi gloss throughout the project. We hope this helps and good luck with your project!

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vegas7800 wrote:
With the ceiling detail using double drywall, what do you use for an edge since the paper is on one side only? Corner moulding is too wide and making a paper tape corner edge would show?
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In this project the drywall contractor used a drywall edge bead in the shape of letter "z". This makes for sharp edges that look amazing.
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vegas7800
Thank you, I'll check into it as I love the look.
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paquitu wrote:
Which was put up first-the stepped drywall or the crown molding? Thx!
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Carolyn Bell

Should Crown Molding be even from room to room? I have the skinny Crown that was installed years ago. My house is old and I'm having some renovations done. When the contractors reinstalled the molding in my living room dining room combination it's about 5-10 inches lower in the dining room. I want it even. Am I being to picky by asking this? Please advise!!

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Thanks for your question! We can see how this would be tricky...It really depends on how the spaces flow with one another and or aesthetic relationship between the spaces. While it would probably be ideal if the crown moldings aligned (not having seen the space) some may not notice the difference in height. But if this bothers you on a daily basis, it may be worth altering the crown to match. Remember, it's your space!

Best,

-dSPACE

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Nezerlove wrote:
Step ceiling - Hi ... how do you clean up the edges on the drywall on the ceiling ... thanks
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eaw 513
Not sure how to answer because I don't know what you mean by cleaning up the edges. Could you expand the description a bit? (I.e., are there rough edges, etc.)
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Hello and thank you for your question. In order to achieve the sharp look, we
used a drywall edge bead in the shape of letter "z." We hope this helps
and good luck with your project!


Be sure to check out our website at dspacestudio.com for more award-winning designs, and 'like'
us on Facebook and/or Instagram!

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Marylou Kolenda wrote:
Attaching drywall layers to ceiling? - How are the laminates of drywall attached to the ceiling; is it glued?
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Hello, and thank you for your interest in dSPACE. Gypsum board or drywall, is typically screwed into a wood framed structure above. In order to achieve the sharp look, we used a drywall edge bead in the
shape of letter "z". We hope this helps and good luck with your project!

Be sure to check out our website for more award-winning designs at dspacestudio.com, and like us on Facebook!

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ajsu

For the stepped down drywall, would you know or could find out if the Z edge was either AS5510 (http://www.trim-tex.com/products/drywall-accessories/commercial-beads/shadow-reveal-beads/architectural-z-shadow-bead/) or SWZ-050 (http://www.pittconindustries.com/ceiling-accessories/58-ceiling-trims) - thanks so much! Or would a normal L edge work as well?

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nlaud wrote:
finishing - how did you finish the drywall edges? was it finished with mud or by painting? thank you.
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Hello and excellent question. In order to achieve the sharp look, we used a drywall edge bead in the shape of letter "z". We hope this helps and good luck with your project!

Be sure to check out more award-winning designs at dspacestudio.com!
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nlaud

Thank you so much for the great post and respond.

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klends wrote:
Is the double drywall ceiling detail painted the same color and sheen as the ceiling or the crown molding?
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Hi, great question. The double drywall detail is painted to match the ceiling, which is Vanilla Milkshake in a flat finish from Benjamin Moore. The crown molding is the same color, but in a semi-gloss, which has a slightly higher sheen than flat. Good luck with your projects. dSPACE Studio's portfolio of award winning work can been seen at www.dspacestudio.com
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klends
Thank you very much. I may try something similar.
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akelly12 wrote:
Molding - First I just want to say this is one of my favorite projects!! I just want to know if the molding is actual panel mold or a picture molding attached directly to the drywall? Second question how many inches separates each frame? Thank you in advance :)
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Hi, and thank you so much! This is picture molding directly applied to the drywall which is typically offset 6" on all sides. Hope this helps, enjoy!

Be sure to check out more award-winning designs at dspacestudio.com.
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katymandrews wrote:
Not really a question! Just a HUGE fan! - This is such incredible detailing. Love the base moulding as well. You are so talented.
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Hi Katy - Thank you so much for the kind comments. We enjoy sharing our design passion and we are glad you've been inspired. Great design is in the details!
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swampboy wrote:
Wonderful fine trimwork throughout rooms of house! - Can you tell me what kind of trim? Is it pencil molding? Thanks so much!
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The trim on the walls is pencil, sometimes called picture, molding. The profile was a custom profile designed for this project but the overall size of the trim is 1.5" wide. Thanks for your question and good luck with your project.

dSPACE Studio's portfolio of work can been seen at www.dspacestudio.com
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sjhyre wrote:
Are these pictures hanging from the crown molding? - I have a brick fireplace and would like to hang pictures above the mantel with strings just like the ones in your picture. How is this achieved?
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These are actually over-sized mirrors that are sitting on the floor and leaning against the wall to achieve the look you see in this photo. Thanks for the question and good luck with your project!
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chavadunner wrote:
CD - Is the inner rectangle 4 1/2" narrower on all 4 sides? Seems like different width in the pix...
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Yes, the inner step is 4 1/2" narrower than the outer step along all four sides. Any differences that appear in the photograph are an optical illusion. Thank you for your question, and good luck with your project!

dSPACE Studio's portfolio of work can been seen at www.dspacestudio.com
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chavadunner wrote:
ED - Luv the ceiling! How far from the crown moulding did u go with the drywall and how many " in between both dry walls?can that effect be achieved with wood as well( poplar)
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The first drywall is step is 9 inches from the edge of the crown molding and the second drywall step is 4.5 inches. You could use poplar instead of drywall, but there will be seams where two pieces of poplar come together and these seams cannot be taped and painted the way drywall seams are taped and painted. For that reason we recommend using drywall with edge beads if you plan to paint the steps to match the ceiling and crown molding. Good luck with your project!

dSPACE Studio's portfolio of work can been seen at www.dspacestudio.com
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Rebecca Pando wrote:
I love the sofa. Who's the manufacturer?
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Rebecca, Thank you for your question. This is the Basse Terre sofa from Holly Hunt. Good Luck with your project!

dSPACE Studio's portfolio of work can been seen at www.dspacestudio.com
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Bryan Lutz wrote:
What is the trim size used to create the wall paneling? - The proportions of the trim for the wall paneling is perfect. What is the trim and size that was used to create it? Also how far down the wall does the paneling trim start? Perfect space with perfect scale.
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Hi, good question. dSPACE Studio designed the wood panel molding to be 1-1/2" wide and 1-inch proud from the drywall. The panel mold itself is wood and is located 10 inches above the baseboards and is held back 8-inches from the wall edge. Thanks for your question and good luck with your project.

dSPACE Studio's portfolio of work can been seen at www.dspacestudio.com
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ryanstein wrote:
Is there any pictures of the kitchen available?
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Yes - Please call me at 773-423-2921. Thanks - Kevin / dSPACE
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Brenda Perez wrote:
what is the wall color?
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The paint color is Benjamin Moore's Revere Pewter HC-172.
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR added this to Crown Molding: Is It Right for Your Home?
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 Interior Trim: 8 Must-Know Elements
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.
Mitchell Parker added this to Houzz Quiz: What Style of House Should You Live In?
11. Crown molding — yes or no?Yes [traditional]No [midcentury]

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