GIF Magic: Proof That Adding Architectural Character Is Worth It

GIF Magic: Proof That Adding Architectural Character Is Worth It

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Adrienne Breaux
Sep 12, 2016

It's easy to be completely charmed when you walk into a home that features architectural elements like ceiling medallions, crown molding, ornate fireplaces and more. But how much visual impact do these kind of details actually have on a space? Enough to put in time and effort to add them to a space that didn't come with them? See for yourself with these animated GIFS. I erased key architectural details from the images so you could see what these rooms look like without them, juxtaposed with the spaces in their original architectural charm glory.

Ceiling medallions:

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→ Sarah and David's Fresh and Bright Brooklyn Rental

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→ Mike & Kate's Collection of Colors and Textures in Chicago

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→ Anette's Calm Scandinavian Style in Norway


Wood ceiling beams:

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→ Eclectic Collectors Create an Imaginative Modern Home in Melbourne

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→ Brandon's Bold and Bright Bachelor Pad


A stone fireplace:

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→ Emma & Cody's Light, Bright Renovated Australian Home


What do you think? Do the architectural details above really add a lot of visual interest to the rooms?

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