Design Rule to Break: White Trim

Design Rule to Break: White Trim | Lonny.com
(Photo © Genevieve Garruppo/Lonny)
It is a truth universally acknowledged that any room lucky enough to have molding has white molding. At least that's been the case for as long as I can remember. But then, while working on the May 2014 issue, I spotted the rooms in designer Michelle Smith's Sag Harbor, New York, home. Witness the living room (above) and dining room and kitchen (below).

Design Rule to Break: White Trim | Lonny.com
(Photos © Genevieve Garruppo/Lonny)
If you look closely, you'll notice that all of the molding—from the chair rails to the trim around the windows—is painted the same color as the rest of the wall. You'll also see the same treatment below in a bedroom we featured by New York-based architect and interior designer Tom Scheerer. We love the look because it's at once classic but not the least bit stuffy. What do you think? Would you ever ditch the white molding in your home?

Design Rule to Break: White Trim | Lonny.com
(Photo courtesy of Tom Scheerer)
I'm the former Deputy Editor at Lonny.
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