door trimTraditional Style

I found this beautiful door surround last summer gracing the hall of an historic building in Grand Rapids Michigan.

I think the building is an art college of some sort, though I don’t remember exactly because we were looking at all of the wonderful art displays during Art Prize. This year, when I attend Art Prize again, I’ll find out the name of the building and what it’s original purpose was.

door trim

Photo courtesy of Paul Castrilli.

While this installation looks complicated, with it’s flanking panels and pains of glass, the core of this design is relatively simple.

It is nothing more than a door casing topped by a hooded entablature. The ornaments in particular I found extremely charming!

Building a surround similar to this one would be pretty easy. This year I hope to show you the process step by step.