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3 Homes With Swoon-Worthy Millwork Ideas

Inspired millwork can add more than just functionality or aesthetic embellishment to a space – it can define it

By Designlines

Good millwork can define the look and feel of a home, either as a gentle embellishment or, in the case of the homes below, as a defining feature. Here, wood- and casework comes to the fore in both bright colours and enveloping forms, creating spaces that are at once practical and, of course, gorgeous. Read on to check them out.

Photo by Nanne Springer.

Blue Note

Presented with an old Edwardian, architect Heather Asquith and interior designer Julie Reinhardt were tasked with realizing its potential as a bright, vibrant home. Not holding back, pastels and jewel tones were used throughout, particularly in the showpiece kitchen, where bright azure cabinetry enlivens the space. Their colourful touch even extends to the walk-in pantry, where dry storage and shelving – also blue – are both practical and fun. See the story here.

Millwork home
Photo by Steven Evans.

Triple Header

On a sleepy corner in Riverdale, PLANT Architect returned to the site of an earlier landscaping job to take on the interior of the home. Perhaps it’s fitting, then, that their thorough reno saw the abundant use of so many natural materials. Cherry, walnut and white oak all co-star, complementing, contrasting and – in one case – even concealing. See it here.

Photo by Riley Snelling.

Function and Form

After demolishing several interior walls in the mid-century apartment, Post Architecture founder Gloria Apostolou used slate-hued millwork to better re-partition the space, creating an efficient galley kitchen and walk-through closet and laundry area. The added storage minimizes clutter and adds plenty of much-needed storage, while the cool palette lends oodles of personality and charm. See it here.


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