Interior Design

Mar 022015

Today’s doors are mass produced and available in several panel styles.  Why not make a design statement and transform ordinary doors into elegant architectural elements.  Here are some amazing doors to inspire you.  From carved wood custom designs to embellishing doors with ornament and/or paint.  Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy.

carved wood doors

Love this single panel design that matches the narrow panels.  Common elements to achieving this look are several moldings, corner ornaments and a central feature.  This design is more difficult because of the curve, but a simpler version can be achieved with Beaux-Artes panel kits such as the one shown below the inspiration picture.

doors with ornament

Georgian Panel kit comes with 4 corners and 16′ of panel molding for $199.  They are available in 20 finishes so all you have to do is use adhesive caulk to install it.  Use it alone or in conjunction with other moldings, ornament and paint.  Here it is shown as a wall panel with our damask canvas panel.

Beaux-Artes Georgian Wall Panel kit



Wonderful  header and beautiful trim for this door in Holkham Hall, Norfolk, UK

Door header and trim

Adding a header makes a huge impact.

door header with ornament

door header side view


Hall of War in Pavlosk Palace.  Effective use of large ornament.

heavy ornament

This is carved wood, but this allover pattern can be done with ornament or a painted design.

carved wood

details of carved wood design

carved wood door

paneled doors


gold ornament with white background

3-panel door design

Versailles Door

Versailles door


Versailles ornament

panels with trim and decorative header

Chateau Amon Re, Belgium

2-panels with ornament

Apsley House

Asymmetrical panel design

panels with ornament

panel ornament closeup


Egg and Dart is a great choice for the panel molding.  Beautiful ornament for the center panel.  See Decorators Supply ornament below.


closeup of ornament

Decorators Supply Composition Ornament #9884 11-1/5″ x 24-3/4″ $324.74decorators supply ornament

ornament and panels

Doors with artistry are saved.  There is a strong market for  using these beautiful works of art.

painted panels

Entrance Doors with Style.

Glass door with ornament

paint and ornament

glass and ornament

entrance door

St. Frances of Assisi Church


Pink House wood entrance door

entrance door

ornament and panel design

Painted Door Designs

Beautiful painted design on this curved door.  The headboard is also amazing.

painted design curved door

painted doors

painted panel designs

painted panel designs

painted door design

Simple gold bead looks fabulous.

door panels design

Italian Chinoserie

Chinese Italian design

Simple and elegant.

painted door panel design

Beaux-Artes Georgian hand painted Panel would look fabulous on a door.  $325 33-1/4″ W x 53″H.  The height is adjustable.  Shown with our Georgian Panel Kit.

Beaux-Artes hand painted Georgian panel art


Andrew Skurman

wood door

Marie Antoinette Boudoir

painted door







Feb 172015

The Drawing Room Cover

The inspiration for this post is The Drawing Room  English Country House Decoration by Jeremy Musson which is filled with beautiful drawing rooms and text about each of the featured homes.  I particularly enjoyed the discussion of the origins of the drawing room which is the defining space of the English country house.  It is a grand space with the finest decoration and furnishings and as the name implies was used for drawing, reading, cards, music, singing and entertaining.  It was the social center of the country house.  The Drawing Room was paired with the dining room usually found on either side of a hall forming the symmetry of the country house on a classical model.  The dining room was entirely dedicated to formal meals, with the drawing room as the place for receiving visitors, conversation, entertainment, and the serving of tea and coffee following a meal.

Kedleston Hall Drawing Room

kedleston Hall Drawing Room fireplace

Kedleston Hall Fireplace

Kedleston Hall door detail

Kedleston Hall sofa detail

Love the fillet detail surrounding the fireplace.

Kedleston Hall fireplace detail

My favorite television show is Downton Abbey and many scenes are set in Highclere’s fabulous Drawing Room.

Downton Abbey Drawing Room

We are using the design of the doors in the drawing room as inspiration for a client’s boudoir which has five doors.

Downton Abbey Drawing Room

Downton Abbey drawing room

highclere drawing room

Alnwick Castle Drawing Room

Alnick Castle Drawing Room



These grand Drawing Rooms use damask wallcovering.  Beaux-Artes has taken the hassel out of finding a beautiful damask in just the right color palette for your room.  Our hand painted damask panels can be ordered in a custom palette created for your decor.  It is meant to be used in conjunction with our architectural wall panel kits.  The damask is hand painted on canvas which is applied to the wall as you would wallpaper.  The background can be metallic, pearlescent,  faux silk or a solid color with the damask pattern options in metallic, pearlescent, aged or whatever combination compliments your room.  These damask canvas panels coordinate with the finishes of our architectural wall panels; Antique Gold, Old Wood Gold, Gold Stone and Stone.

Beaux-Artes Damask Canvas

Newby Hall Drawing Room designed by Sir Christopher Wren and interiors by Robert Adam.  Fabulous Tapestries!

Newby Hall Drawing Room

Newby Hall Drawing Room

Alpthorpe South Drawing Room

Althorp South Drawing Room

Goodwood House Yellow Drawing Room

Goodwood House Yellow Drawing

Old Mill House

Old Mill

 Our life style is much different today, but our combination kitchen and family room or living room are the spaces which we devote to entertaining and showcasing our finest furnishings, artwork and accessories.  Here are some great examples of our finest spaces.

family room

family room


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Jan 292015

Pantone has selected Marsala the Color of the Year 2015.

pantone marsala

Much like the  wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue with its rich red-brown roots emanates a sophisticated feel. It is hearty, yet  universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.  Love the fireplace.

Marsala Color of the year 2015

Because of the broad appeal of this rich color palette Beaux-Artes has added Marsala to our product finishes.

Beaux-Artes Marsala Finish


Ethan Allen’s new furniture collection features Marsala along with French Grey, Powder Pink and Sky Blue.  All great with the richness of Marsala.  Check out my blog Heavenly Home Designs which has lots of great pictures of rooms in this color palette along with other trends toward natural elements,  which I focus on petrified wood,  and the use of metallics particularly brass and copper.  I love this color palette for classical interiors.  Marsala is a rich deep red and looks great for the entire room or just as an accent color.

Ethan Allen Marsala

Marsala color walls

marsala walls

marsala color palette

marsala walls

marsala color palette

marsala color palette

marsala color palette

marsala color palette

marsala walls

marsala walls

marsala walls

marsala walls

marsala walls

marsala drapery

marsala color palette

marsala wall paper

marsala walls

marsala bedding

marsala chinoserie

marsala drapery

marsala hallway

marsala fabric

marsala door

marsala bedding

marsala accents


marsala exterior

marsala accent wall

marsala color palette

marsala color palette

marsala trim

Love this lincrusta wallpaper.  Would also look great in Benjamin Moore Maple Leaf and an aging glaze.


marsala paint chips

marsala nail color

Marsala interior


marsala with dark gray


marsala color furnishings


Love all these deep rich hues of red brown.  Beaux-Artes has several finishes to choose from that will work with any of these colors.

Beaux-Artes finishes




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