Frank Lloyd Wright Quote

"Form follows function-that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union"

Frank Lloyd Wright

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Look What I Found

We started stripping the 3 layers of wallpaper off the dining room walls this weekend and were given a happy surprise. We had long been considering putting up plate moulding and wainscotting, but I wasn't sure how "original" it would be in this house. Plus I didn't know how it would match with the archway between the dining and living room. Apparently, this house had those mouldings when it was new. The white parts in the picture are bare plaster that has never been painted, presumably because there used to be moulding there!


  1. WHYYYYYY did people remove the trim!??!?!?! GRR!!

    We have the same 'footprints' in our dining room and I'm still very angry about it.

  2. Great find! I've started picking at my dining room wallpaper, too. I sure hope I find something like this. Like you, I've got plans for installing wainscotting and it would be great to know it was truly a restoration project.

  3. I think we have very similar plate molding in our dining room. I'll email you some pics if I can find them - for reference.

    By the way... I am enjoying looking at the quality of your work.

  4. I just realized I don't have your email, so will have to cancel the pics. Sorry.