Historic Replica Saltbox Receives Interior Makeover Featuring Kuiken Brothers' Classical Moulding

When Adam Castiglione purchased his reproduction of a colonial 1700’s Saltbox home, he knew that while the exterior of the home had hit just about all of the historic details, the interior left a lot to be desired and would need a complete transformation to ensure the exterior and interior worked cohesively together.

“The home featured wallpaper and vinyl flooring – all materials that would have been readily available at the time, but very dated by the time we purchased the home in 2018.” That is where Adam turned to Kuiken Brothers Classical Moulding Collection for inspiration, and a readily available product to recreate a historic look and feel.

Adam is well versed in classical and traditional details. He is the owner of Castiglione Architectural Design, a full service design business specializing in residential and interior design. Prior to opening his own firm, he worked for several award winning architecture firms where he was exposed to traditional and classical design.

“I am looking to offer my clients a traditional design, but be sensitive to their budgets where a complete package of custom moulding can quickly make a project over budget. I was excited to come across Kuiken Brothers Classical Moulding collection, knowing that it is readily available. I spend a lot of time researching old pattern books and found this collection to be the most cohesive to meet almost all of my design requirements.”

A few of the Classical Moulding profiles used to create this opening include the KB102 4-1/2″ casing, the KB232 (1-1/4″ x 5-1/2″) base, KB401 chair rail and the boxed cornice features the KB314 crown and KB312 bed moulding.

The entry foyer features a perfect example of a boxed cornice (pictured above), a very traditional detail in classically designed homes. The top crown is the KB314 crown.

The entry door features an intricate assembly that Adam designed in CAD prior to installation. The detailing of the pilasters create a next level of detail often missed in many homes constructed today.

Kuiken Brothers Early American Collection of mouldings feature subtle and clean lines. In the Colonial Era the most common type of moulding ornamentation was a small 3/8″ bead cut into the edge of a piece of wood. It helped to add decoration and simple adornment to the corner of wood posts and pieces of trim. Today, the simple, flat casing and baseboard with the handsome bead on one side offer a Shaker starkness. This collection works very well for Arts & Crafts and Craftsman style interiors.

Many of the crown moulding build-ups were inspired by combinations featured Kuiken Brothers Moulding Design Guide. The Early American room provided inspiration for the cornice assembly in the coffee bar area.

“The CAD library is a godsend where I can quickly download and mix and match profiles, and fit them into my exact space. Creating this level of detail in advance saves so much time during the installation process. Questions can be answered before material and a team of installers are on-site.”

We sincerely appreciate that our Classical Moulding Collection was chosen to play a small role in this amazing historic project.

About Kuiken Brothers’ KB Classical Moulding Collection

Kuiken Brothers’ profiles are categorized by architectural style (Early American, Georgian, Federal, Greek Revival, Colonial Revival, and Traditional Revival) to show which crown, casing and base mouldings go together. In the past, coordinating design elements was difficult and time-consuming and many of these profiles were available only through custom production runs. Kuiken Brothers offers free moulding samples so potential buyers can match them to existing mouldings or see how they will actually look before installation. CAD files are offered on-line for architects and designers to incorporate detail to their blueprints.

To request a complimentary copy of our Classical Moulding Catalog, click here. If you would like to discuss an upcoming project, please feel free to give us a call (201) 705-5375.


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