Crown Molding Detail Closeup - Reveal

A minimal 1/2" drywall reveal joint runs below the crown molding. This subtle detail creates an elegant shadow line that blends contemporary detailing with traditional crown molding.

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What Houzz contributors are saying:

pangaea
Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR added this to Are Crown Mouldings Right For My Home?14 May 2018

Quoting the architect: “We designed a minimal 1/2” drywall reveal joint that runs below the crown moulding. This subtle detail creates a shadow line between the drywall and crown moulding. The same 1/2” reveal occurs at the top of the baseboard to separate the 1-1/2” wood trim band that flows from the base and around the doorways and portals.” In my opinion details like this take architectural elements beyond just being very nice and make them truly superb!Tip: There are ways to give the look of very wide crown moulding that are less costly than buying very large-profile mouldings. In this detail shot, notice the two layers of drywall creating ceiling detail. These two extra pieces give the illusion of an exceptionally wide crown moulding – and they do it without having to come so far down the wall.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

fall2020id12juliansandoval
ID12Fall2020JULIANSANDOVAL added this to Plaster/Drywall29 August 2020

1: I like the plaster work on the ceiling. It's so much more interesting to me to have the molding carried up in the room.

48peonies
48peonies added this to Living room22 June 2020

See note in article about the 1/2 drywall reveal creating shadow line and the tip of putting the pieces on the ceiling.

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