before interior archway in red dining roomWe wanted whatever design I came up with for this foyer to be the same on either side of the arch.  That left only one solution — what I call a hanging entablature.

All of the moldings in the Before picture were installed by a finish carpenter who did not want to finish the job.

The After picture below shows my molding design additions.  I painted everything by hand.

after interior archway in red dining room

A hanging entablature uses only corbels for support, rather than pilasters that extend all the way to the floor.

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