Decorative Mouldings Add Grandeur To a French Provincial Home


Creating a Grand Entrance

A project recently completed was for a fifty square, double storey, French Provincial house at Aylmer Street, North Balwyn. The Finishing Touch manufactured and installed lightweight mouldings to help achieve the French Provincial style and add grandeur to the overall effect. The following mouldings now add decoration and flair to the building –
Square Columns
Column capitals
Column bases
Eave mouldings
Window Architraves
Window Sills
Parapet Mouldings
Stringer Mouldings

If you are planning a build or renovation for this year it is worth considering the use of decorative mouldings. Parapet mouldings are almost standard in most builds but you can create so much more. Impressive,grand entrances can be fashioned with archways and columns, keystones and even custom made mouldings of house numbers or decorative motifs. A balcony atop a portico can be further enhanced with an arched window with decorative rivets and a keystone.

A plain window can be transformed with architraves, headers, sills and a decorative keystone. Once you’ve got your basic structural ideas in place and the addition of decorative columns, arches and window architraves consider the extra flourishes you can attain with keystone mouldings, quoining mouldings, corbel mouldings, flatbands or rivet mouldings.

Columns make the grand statement, from ancient roman times to the modern day, besides a stately portico entrance they can be used to stunning effect for a poolside gazebo. Talk to Steve De Gregorio of The Finishing Touch for advice on the best mouldings for your design and ask him about custom designed mouldings to your specs, if you have some ideas in mind.


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