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As usual, there are no hard and fast rules, just a framework of context to guide your trim design decisions.
Battening Down the Hatches
The roof can be one of the most defining elements of a house: Look at any child's drawing, where a strong triangle atop a box is likely to say "home."
Successful fireplace surrounds
Patterns in Wood
Detailing the Shingle Style
Some of the most appealing interior spaces are those created under a roof that has been sensitively fitted with dormers. Nestled at treetop level, these spaces are formed by the sloped, sheltering surfaces of the primary roof and the walls of the dormers, which admit daylight.
Locating a fireplace in a family room with a TV
It's easy to get carried away with window placement in a house design and end up with a jumbled-looking facade. This article illustrates some simple guidelines for making windows compatible with the other elements of a house.
Designers sometimes use the phrase "prospect and refuge" to describe a pleasing environment that offers a good view of its surroundings while still providing a comforting sense of shelter.
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