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J.K. Kling

From spring cleaning to a summer spruce and everything in between, we’re always looking for ways to make our space more authentically ours. Sometimes, those simple touches can get stale. Switching up the paint colors, changing around the accessories, replacing the pillows… Those are all great ideas, but redefining a room in a meaningful way is a cinch with molding. A plain, simple staircase and entryway can look generic. The addition of molding adds instant character.

This post is sponsored by our friends at Metrie, but all opinions about their products are our own. 

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Eric Piasecki via Architectural Digest

There is no doubt that the ceiling is one of the most often overlooked areas of the home. But the right molding can transform it to yet another focal point, another area that adds to a home’s overall appeal.

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Eric Piasecki via Architectural Digest

It sounds simple enough to add a little bit of molding. But all of the cutting and measuring, the scale and size and picking and choosing can get very, very complicated and overwhelming. You know you love this crown. But does this wainscoting correspond? One of our favorite companies, Metrie, takes the guesswork out of what can be in incredibly confusing process with its Fashion Forward Collection!

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True Craft Metrie

Moldings aren’t only used to add glamour. Nothing creates that Prairie, Craftsman or Mission style quite like the right woodwork. Metrie’s True Craft collection provides anything and everything you need to create any look from Southwest Style to Mountain Modern to mid-century Bungalow.

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Pieter Estersohn Photography via Architectural Digest

One of our favorite uses of molding and trim is to lend an old-world, lived-in feel to a home. It’s one of the best ways we can think of to transform a new home into a space that feels collected and established.

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Fashion Forward Metrie

Metrie’s Fashion Forward collection is perfect for capturing that transitional feel that so many designers and homeowners are trying to achieve right now. This collection hits the right blend of modern and traditional. Fashion Forward can accommodate a variety of room styles as the homeowners’s style evolves.

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Fashion Forward Metrie

The doors are one of our favorite parts of the Metrie collection. Solid and beautiful, they evoke a feeling of sophistication and refinement.

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Emily Followill Photography via Atlanta Homes

Talk about the fifth wall! This luxurious living room doesn’t skimp on style anywhere–including the ceiling.

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Emily Followill Photography – Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

This dining room shows the truly transformative power of molding. The right woodwork adds the feeling of height and finish in this lovely room.

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Brooks and Falatico

The heart of the home is one of the most important places for molding. Thick, imposing crown molding sets the tone for the rest of the house.

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Lisa Mende Design –

Our talented friend Lisa Mende incorporated Fashion Forward interior doors into this stunning bathroom. We adore the Tiffany blue accents in the posh space. Those pulls are utter perfection!

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French Curves Metrie

We adore the way these French Curves add glamour and a hint of ornate style. But they are contemporary enough to be able to take a space in a variety of chic directions.

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Leigha Heydt Interiors via Architectural Digest

It’s easy to skimp on the small spaces in a renovation, but the small spaces are the ones that often can be biggest on style with fewer changes. Upscale finishes like choice natural stone and chunky molding can make a huge statement in a smaller area.

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Jean Louis Deniot via Architectural Digest

From crown molding to doors, wainscoting to Ikons, a little bit of molding can go a long way toward upping the style quotient in a home. To add instant style to your space, visit, Metrie’s Room Styler and take the style quiz to see what Metrie style will take your home in the direction you’d like to go.

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We hope your week is off to a fabulous–and stylish–start!