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Greige - The New Neutral

By now, you've probably heard the term "greige" used when it comes to interior design. In case you haven't heard, greige is used to describe a "new" color that is taking over homes across the globe. It's a mix between gray and beige - ultimately the perfect neutral. 

Greige is possibly the coziest color we've ever laid our eyes on. The most common use of greige is obviously paint. It brings this earthy, warm feel to any room, and you can decorate with any accent color under the sun because it's so versatile. At Woodmaster Woodworks, we like to think outside the box. So, we've gathered some of our favorite unique uses of greige that are NOT walls... 

Greige floors. If you can't decide between light or dark floors, go with greige. When choosing a floor color, keep in mind that there will most likely be a lot of it. It needs to be pleasing to the eye and match almost anything. If you're looking for a modern floor color, greige is your best choice, and there are so many variations of it!


Greige furniture is timeless. Especially if you have a stone fireplace in your living room, griege couches, chairs, and pillows will match perfectly. Griege is a stoney and earthy color, so if you're having trouble picking a color scheme for your living room, and you want it to feel welcoming, you can't go wrong with this new classic. 

Last but not least, we love these griege kitchen cabinets. To stand out from the white cabinets trend, choose this gorgeous tone with black hardware. It's totally different from your traditional cabinets, but safe at the same time. Greige cabinets are a fool proof way to cozy up your kitchen. We hope you enjoyed reading the Woodmaster Woodworks blog! See you next time.


What is this Beautiful Room?


Work done by Woodmaster Woodworks

Have you ever seen a simply glorious room or house and you wondered what is this or how did they do that? Maybe even thought, what do I call this to be able to look for it or a specific company to incorporate that into my own home? Well, I have often wondered all this- especially working here at Woodmaster Woodworks- I am mystified almost daily by their creations. So, I thought now would be a good time to take the blog back to a beginning with some broad terminology breakdown for your home's interior carpentry (not to boring, I hope) and maybe even follow up the next few blogs delving into certain rooms or segments further. With the blogs opening picture of this beautiful room, I am breaking down the woodworking terminology you will need to incorporate any of this rooms beauty into your own home but I will also add more pictures of other rooms or trim to help illustrate the definitions along the way.

Casing

The architectural definition of this is the exposed trim molding around doors or windows, it can be flat or molded. Casing comes in many different options from size to details and can really highlight your windows and doorways. Most homes built today have some form of casing, even if it is just the more cost effective and traditional styles.

Work Done by Woodmaster Woodworks 

In the picture above, the window casing surrounding all sides of the trio of windows helps to make the bay window in the dining area the stunning focal point of this room.

Crown Molding

Crown Molding is the molding that tops or "crowns" a surface or structure, usually referring to the molding used at the top of the walls where the ceiling meets the wall or crowns the wall. Again, like casing, crown molding comes in different options of wood species, size widths, paint versus stain, and detailing so there are many options. Since it is such a beautiful and decorative trim molding, it is commonly used for other purposes, as with the "crowning" of structures. Due to this, some of our custom built-in projects are adorned with crown molding. Crown is commonly used in more mid range to higher end homes today but it is virtually impossible to walk into a room, even a simple one, trimmed with crown molding and not take notice. 







All of these pictures are various crown molding trim, work done by Woodmaster Woodworks. The last photo is a custom built-in illustrating the use of crown molding at the top of the unit with keynote details to greatly enhance the beauty of this customers finished product. Also, the very top right corner of this last picture shows crown molding at the ceiling in the background.

 

Chair Rail

Chair rail is the railing that goes horizontally around a room traditionally it was installed 3 feet up from the floor to protect the walls from chairs and other furniture causing damage to the walls. Today it is used strictly for its beauty and to help add a separation to your room for color or wall panel design.





The pictures above all show various uses for chair rail. The top picture is a close up showing detail of the chair rail topping the panels, the second picture shows chair rail topping the panels at a distance as the last part of the white before color begins. The last picture is an amazing, unique, and gorgeous way to incorporate chair rail by building a custom stair case handrail. All work was again done by Woodmaster Woodworks.

Ceiling Medallion

 A Ceiling medallion is exactly what is sounds like, a typically circular piece of material that goes on the ceiling under a fixture for decorative purposes. They have many different designs, sizes, colors, materials, and shapes but circle is the most common. They are typically used under an elaborate light fixture or ceiling fan but can be used separately too. The opening picture showed a beautiful, large, lacy style ceiling medallion under the chandelier with a standard ceiling. The next picture shows another style of medallion, also circular but this one is set into a tray ceiling that is defined as a rectangular architectural feature recessed or inverted. Tray Ceilings have a layered, cut into appearance with intricate trim details as shown in the same picture as the ceiling medallion below. They are another beautiful option that I may delve more into on my next blog.


Panels

The last part of our beautiful room from the beginning picture is the wall panels. For many of us, the idea of wall paneling or panels paints a horrible picture in our minds of hideous fake panels that made a room darker or did not justify it. Fortunately for us, those days are gone and we are back to the antique or historical look that has always been breath taking and classic. Panels offer many options for design, style, color, and more. Regardless of what options appeal to you, they are all simply stunning and set any room apart.




All three pictures above show various panel styles, all different, all gorgeous. The first is a wainscoting panel in white, the second is double stacked panels, and the last is an entire room done in stain grade recessed panels. All work done by Woodmaster Woodworks.

I hope this has helped to clear up some custom interior carpentry questions or even open new doors for you. I do plan on blogging a little more on this topic so if you have a room or idea on this or another topic, please feel free to comment back. Thank you for following our blog!



Look out Carrie Bradshaw! We've got your closet beat!


Is is just us, or did Carrie Bradshaw from "Sex and the City" have it right when she said: "I like my money right where I can see it...in my closet"?

If you cherish your clothes, shoes and purses as your prized possessions then you should definitely think about investing in a space where you can showcase your treasures!


If it's high time for you to upgrade your current closet into a room/wardrobe like these below than stay tuned!






Woodmaster Woodworks specializes in custom built closets with shelving, storage, shoe racks, customized dressers and cabinetry, tie racks or even built in seating. If you can pin it on pinterest or houzz or spot it on TV or in a magazine we can bring it life!


Check out some of our custom designs from some very satisfied homeowners we have handcrafted custom cabinetry and closet spaces for in the past.




Or perhaps you want a closet similar to Mrs. Bradshaw's but on a smaller scale? Then look no further than Woodmaster Woodworks to make your closet dreams come true!


Scaled back version of the ultra chic closet
by Woodmaster Woodworks


Do you have closet fever?

Call us today at 919-554-3707 or check out our website at 
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