Archives for November 2015

Designs from ancient civilizations

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We recently returned from an amazing trip where we visited many ancient ruins in various countries. What amazed me most were the design details from 2000+ years ago that are still prevalent in today’s designs.

 

The Greek key design is extremely popular today, in carpets, fabrics, wallcoverings, and more.

 

The acanthus design has stood the test of time and can be seen in columns, drapery hardware and brackets.

 

Corinthian arches are still used in building designs today.

 

Egg and dart is seen in traditional crown molding in living rooms and dining rooms.  Moldings continue to be used to frame walls in traditional areas of the home.

 

So, rest assured, these design elements will stand the test of time in your homes!