French Provincial Decorative Mouldings Trending

French Provincial Style

French provincial mouldings are a hot trend for present building projects. A current project  for the Finishing Touch is in Strathmore for a sixty square French provincial home, supplying and installing seventy metres of French provincial eave moulding (model #PE8200), sized 195mm x 155mm, nine metres of French provincial chimney parapet mouldings (model #P8155), sized 155mm x 120mm, ten metres of flatband moulding (model #DGB100), sized 100mm x 20mm, two hundred and thirty metres French provincial window architraves (W1100), sized 100mm x 45mm for thirty four windows and forty four metres of French provincial window sills (model #WSR15), sized 135mm x 185mm. At the base of the front of the house fifteen metres of flatband plinths (model #M35), sized 250mm x 60mm, were supplied. Creating a stylish façade are seven French provincial arches (model #W1100), sized 100mm x 45mm and one keystone (model # K8212) 270mm high x 230mm wide x 75mm deep.

A sixty five square French provincial home in Brighton also sports a stylish façade with the addition of the Finishing Touch lightweight decorative mouldings which include eighty one metres of French provincial window architraves (model #W1100), sized 100mm x 45mm for twelve windows and six French provincial window arches (model #W1100), sized 100mm x 45mm, which are further decorated with five French provincial keystones that sit in the middle of the arches (model #GK3), 190mm high x 140mm wide x 65mm deep. Other lightweight mouldings adding to the fine finish are sixty metres of parapet moulding (model #P7180),sized 180mm x 95mm, which sits between the upper and lower levels of the building. Also, one hundred and forty two metres of French provincial under gutter moulds (model #PE70), sized 70mm x 70mm, on the second storey around the perimeter of the building and downstairs where the roof extension extends from the building.

Two units that are a post-modern design with French provincial influences, each thirty five squares in Ashwood, have been finished with Finishing Touch decorative mouldings, 4.8 metres of eave parapet mouldings (model #PE4TRI), sized 150mm x 150mm, 84 metres of under gutter mouldings (model #PE70), sized 70mm x 70mm and 7.2 metres of parapet mouldings (model #EP28), sized 170mm x 90mm.  twenty four metres of quoining (model #Q300), sized320mm x 30mm, added an interesting touch, along with 19.8 metres of stringer moulding (model #M22), sized 100mm x 45mm.  Twenty windows in Unit 1 and thirteen windows in Unit 2 have been completed with 208 metres of window architraves (model #W1100), sized 100mm x 45mm and 7.2 metres of window sills (model #WSR1), measuring 140mm x 210mm.

2017 Colour Trends Married To Architectural Styles

post modern design

Looking at the Dulux colour trends for 2017 as forecast by Bree Leech, their Trend Forecaster, Creative Director, Producer and Stylist we can’t help but marry the different colour palettes with house styles. Entwine, based on the idea of weaving and woven colours and Construct based on architectural periods like brutalism with a focus on materials and form and  Sentience the offset to our online lives.

Entwine – an eclectic range of rich, warm colours in earthy red and botanical green with unexpected accents.  The palette is influenced by global cultures and landscapes from around the world, creating a link between modernity and traditions.  The architectural style that comes to mind is Tuscany or Mediterranean which would be a perfect fit to the colourful woven mats from far off lands and mix of rich, warm colours in the interior.  Decorative mouldings for this style from the Finishing Touch include corbels that protrude from the beams and are available in a wonderful array of shapes and styles.

Construct – Luxury is derived not from frivolity but raw materials, structure and form.  This pared back beauty is obtained from rawness in architectural angles, concrete, steel and galvanised finishes. Interiors follow an atmospheric palette of dark blues and greys with accents in platinum, copper and rust.  The architectural style is post-modern, with stark, simple lines. Decorative mouldings accentuate the lines with eave mouldings and flatbands, which can be made to any dimension.

Sentience – using textures in interiors to offset the effect of so much screen time in our lives, the lack of feeling crispy paper when reading  because now we read ibooks, izines and news online. The continual swishing and swiping on our devices means our eyes are tired and our finger tips are feeling the same flat surface, so when we look up and around us we should be surrounded by interesting textures like woollen knitted rugs, linen bedding, painted exposed brick and when we touch we should be feeling handmade ceramics, unrefined soaps and plants. A colour palette in subtle pastels in washed, earthy tones, soft naturals like earthy pinks, new beige and lichen greens. This would go beautifully in a French provincial style home,styled with the great range of Finishing Touch decorative mouldings specially designed for the French provincial style.

Decorative Mouldings For Traditional French Provincial Home

Typical French Provincial Style

Typical French Provincial Style

A two storey, French Provincial style home of sixty squares situated at Park Orchards that will feature a traditional French provincial pitched roofline is currently under development.
Plans for the upper level decorative architectural mouldings are for –
One hundred and six metres in total of eave parapets, Finishing Touch model # PE3200, measuring 200mm x 200mm, sixty metres of flatbands,  Finishing Touch model # DGB100, measuring 100mm x 20mm. A plain window sill with reveal, that goes under the window as well as in front will be supplied for four windows, each is three metres long, a total of twelve metres, Finishing Touch model # F13 and measuring 145mm x 175mm each. Thirty six metres of customised quoining panels, Finishing Touch model # Q500 and measuring 530mm x 40mm, will create a wonderful decorative finish along with the grandeur of eleven arches with a twelve hundred millimetre span, Finishing Touch model #DGB100, measuring 100mm x 20mm.
On the lower level decorative architectural mouldings required are –
Twenty one metres of eave parapets, Finishing Touch model # PE3DG2, measuring 150mm x 160mm, nineteen metres stringer mouldings, Finishing Touch model # SIR4, measuring 90mm x 70mm, twenty one  metres of flatbands, Finishing Touch model # DGB100, measuring 100mm x 20mm and three metres window sills, Finishing Touch model # M13, measuring 145mm x 175mm. Sixty two metres customised quoining panels the same as for the upper level and one arch with a diameter of 2770mm for the entrance will help create a stunning façade.

A property in Kings Meadows, Tasmania which is a post-modern design, single level home of fifty squares will be finished with decorative mouldings. The client has requested specific custom sized mouldings. They are –
Five metres custom design parapet mouldings, measuring 140mm x 140mm, over the portico, one hundred and thirty nine metres custom design eave parapet, measuring 170mm x 180mm, one hundred and thirty nine metres custom design of window architraves measuring 90mm x 30mm and forty seven metres custom design window sills, measuring 100mm x 60mm.

A new client has requested supply only for another property in Park Orchards in Daintree Avenue for twenty nine metres window architraves, Finishing Touch model # WP5, measuring 100mm x 35mm and forty two metres window sills, Finishing Touch model #  WS5, measuring 130mm x70mm.

French Provincial Influences In New Homes

Example of French Provincial influence

The Finishing Touch are currently working with several Builders in the planning stages of house construction in Melbourne.  The first home under development is a large, 70 squares, two storey construction in Glen Iris with a French provincial influence.
The French provincial style will be achieved through the use of architectural decorative mouldings, with parapet eaves, measuring 240 x 247mm, running the full perimeter of the building. These will be combined with under gutter mouldings, giving the effect of a larger parapet and, at the same time, hiding the gutter. The nine front windows will boast French provincial window architraves as well as French provincial window sills. A decorative keystone above the entrance on the balcony along with window frame architraves, measuring 90x 40mm, around the entrance and the balcony help create the grand entrance required of French provincial homes. Quoinings on the far left and far right of the front facade of the building create further decorative features.

Another home under development with a French provincial influence is a 65 squares, two storey, property in Strathmore. Eave mouldings, measuring 240 x 247mm, run the full perimeter of the building with parapet mouldings, measuring 160 x 150mm, also running the full perimeter between the first and second storey. Small stringer mouldings complement these parapet mouldings, running parallel and measuring 90 x 70mm. A parapet mould 240 x 247mm in size is centred above the balcony with picture frame architraves around the entrance.

A 50 squares, two storey post-modern home is under development in the south eastern suburb of Lysterfield.  Eave parapet mouldings, measuring 161 x 158mm, adorn the top storey whilst parapet mouldings, measuring 161 x 158mm, will run the perimeter of the building between the ground floor and the top floor. A decorative parapet moulding 161 x 158mm will be centred above the balcony and eight windows will be decorated with picture frame window architraves measuring 80 x 36mm.

Work Back In Full Swing at The Finishing Touch

French Provincial

With business in full swing after the holiday break the Finishing Touch are busy working on several projects, including a two storey, fifty square, post-modern home at 28 Bowen Street East Malvern. They are busily preparing French provincial decorative mouldings, which are currently in production.

Once manufactured, large French provincial parapet mouldings, measuring 240mm x 220mm, will be installed on the upper level of the house, whilst matching smaller French provincial parapet mouldings, measuring 150mm x 160mm, will be placed on the lower storey of the house. Stringer mouldings, made to complement the lower parapet, measure 90mm x 70mm, and all the windows on the house will boast French provincial window architraves with matching sills.

Another project underway is for another post-modern, two storey, fifty square home, this time situated at 131 Watsons Road, Glen Waverley. The Finishing Touch are currently preparing their quality, lightweight, decorative mouldings. Currently under production is a detailed, large parapet moulding with dentals, measuring 300mm x 295mm. There will also be a triangular, gable placed below the large parapet and a smaller parapet is being manufactured, measuring 220mm x 220mm, to fit the upper part of the triangle abutting from the gable. Window architraves and sills are in production for three windows as well as stringers, measuring 90mm x 70mm, to complement the parapets. A smaller stringer will also be produced, which will be a picture frame shape, used to decorate the balcony area.

All window architraves and window sills will be provided by The Finishing Touch for a two storey, fifty square, post-modern house at 1117 Lakeside Drive, Berwick. As you can see work has definitely ramped up for the new year and will increase once Estimator Andrew returns from holidays on Thursday 28th January. Please call Andrew at the office on 03 9762 1676 or call Steve De Gregorio directly on 0407 829 796 to enquire about decorative mouldings for your next building project

Decorative Mouldings Help Create The Popular French Provincial Look

Decorative mouldings create a great finish

Decorative mouldings create a great finish

Decorative mouldings make it easy to create the popular French Provincial style for houses built in Australia. This highly desirable style has been achieved on many Melbourne homes through the use of lightweight decorative mouldings supplied by The Finishing Touch. Some examples of homes in the French Provincial style completed over the last few years with quality, long lasting architectural decorative mouldings supplied by the Finishing Touch are –

A home in Mont Albert Road, Surrey Hills in the French provincial style was decorated with French Provincial parapets, French Provincial window architraves, French provincial window sills, keystones and quoinings supplied and installed by the Finishing Touch.  Later two columns were added at the front and two columns at the back to give the house an even more elegant finish.

Another French Provincial style home, situated in Hudson Court, Ashburton was decorated with lightweight mouldings on the upper level of house and further enhanced with parapet mouldings,
window architraves, arches, feature keystones, window sills and stringer mouldings on the lower levels, resulting in a grand house indeed!

A two storey, fifty square home at Sidgewick Street, Atwood was superbly finished with decorative mouldings supplied by The Finishing Touch. They manufactured and installed parapets for upper and lower storeys with quoinings, a decorative arch over the balcony entrance and window architraves with a flatband extending around the circumference of the house to help create a decorative and stylish French Provincial look.

Another house styled in the French Provincial look in Nicholson Avenue, Mount Waverley  used decorative mouldings supplied by The finishing Touch to create a stunning finish. This double storey, sixty square house now boasts eave parapet mouldings 300mm x 300mm, decorative keystones above the windows, five arches over the windows along with window architraves, a French Provincial style parapet moulding separating the first floor and ground floor, garage mouldings and architraves around the entrance.

If you wish to build a house after the lovely French Provincial style, contact The Finishing Touch to supply decorative mouldings to help achieve the stylish finish you desire.