Custom Moroccan Arch Cornices

Keeping with the cornice talk from yesterday, (thank you SO much for all your input!) I thought I’d share some cornices we installed last week.  We designed a few options for our clients family room and to our delight, they selected the curvy Moroccan inspired cornices.  We added built-in bookshelves to this wall that bring a strong linear element to the room so I think the shapely cornices were a perfect complement for the wall.  The room is fairly neutral with pops of blue and pink and green.  For the cornices, we mostly let the shape do the talking, but added a double welt of deep blue at the bottom.  I think the result is absolutely delightful!

The Design Options…

Chief Architect Premier X5: Huntington plans 2B.layout

The Result…cornice and built in bookshelves by design manifest

The Details…

cornice detail

With a few accessories in place…

cornice and lamps


The other side of the room…

small cornices

I’m really pleased with how the room turned out.

We have a few finishing details to work out and then I hope to show proper finished shots.

  1. Wow I would have never known it was DIY! Seriously amazing room with color. Can’t wait to see the rest!

    • Naomi

      Thanks Amanda. It actually isn’t a DIY, though. I had my talented workroom make the cornices!

  2. Tess

    Wow it looks great! You are a very talented designer and I can’t wait to see the full room reveal!

  3. They are amazing! and hte legs of the unit are aaaahhhhmazing….such a beautiful job!

  4. Um, I’m sorry but this is EPIC and monumental… There should be 800 comments here. AMAZING.

  5. sandra

    OMG! I love everything!!! You are OH SO TALENTED! I always look forward to reading your blog – it makes me smile.

    Are the bamboo blinds custom? I need a really wide one for my LR and DR. Thanks!

  6. OMG, Shut Up!!! It’s stunning. I love how you kept is sophisticated with the two toned cornice and did not put a screaming loud patter on it.

    • Naomi

      Thanks Linda!!

  7. Fab fab cornices! Glad they picked Moroccan. Added a little somethin somethin.

  8. Kim

    So gorgeous. Is it expensive to have built? How difficult would a DIY be? I hope you opt for the cornices so we can get a great tutorial!

    • Naomi

      I would NEVER DIY a shape like this… I Just don’t have the skill. That being said, their are some talented bloggers out there who could do it. I’ll probably square do a plain one for myself.

  9. I love your work! And those pillows are fab!

  10. Landi

    Amazing turnout! Love the blue accent.

  11. BHH

    What a beautiful design! I have a question that I’m hoping you’ll answer that is way off topic. I really admire what you have done to your 3rd floor lounge floors. Other than the usual prep (sanding, cleaning and priming) did you do anything to “fill in” or obscure the lines created by the space between the boards? The spaces/lines seem to have disappeared in the pictures you’ve posted. Thanks!

    • Naomi

      NO we didn’t fill in and there are definitely some gaps. I Like the overall look though. I guess I’ll have to take a detail shot of the floor! (Gotta actually do something with the roomf irst 🙂

      • BHH

        Thanks, Naomi. I can’t wait to see ALL the spaces in your cottage unfold!

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