Benefits of Incorporating Ornamental Plasters into Your Home

July 2nd, 2019

Back in the old days, middle-class to upper-middle class houses were just as stately and ornate as the homes of the aristocracy and nobility, albeit in a more subdued way than the latter two. One of the ways they accomplished this was the subdued and tasteful incorporation of ornamental plasterwork into their interior décor. While […]

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Plaster Moulding Corbels for Victorian Hallways

June 17th, 2019

There is an undeniable charm to Victoriana that still holds people spellbound to this very day. This type of architecture is highly sought-after, and plaster reproductions, restorations, and Victoriana-themed aesthetics abound everywhere. One of the most well-known features architecture is the usage of plaster moulding corbels in Victorian hallways. While this practice dates back to […]

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Why are Plaster Ceiling Roses a Perfect Pair to Chandeliers?

June 3rd, 2019

Chandeliers have long been considered one of the pinnacles of elegant interior décor. Originally integral to indoor lighting, it soon became a status symbol and morphed from the practical to the predominantly aesthetic, until it found a middle-ground wherein it embodied both. In the 17th century, chandeliers could be found in the homes of aristocrats, […]

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Recommendations for Simple and Elegant Decorative Plaster Mould Designs

May 16th, 2019

Plaster as a decorative element has been the mainstay of architecture since ancient times. Employed to exacting and elegant effect by the Greeks, Romans, Indians, and many other civilisations, plaster became a commonplace building and decorative material with a myriad of applications and uses. Plaster has experienced several eras of highs and lows, and various […]

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Differences between Vaulted Plaster Ceilings and Cathedral Ceilings

May 1st, 2019

Ceilings are typically flat, and anything that is outside of this norm is generally classified in Western architecture as being either a vaulted ceiling or a cathedral ceiling. Inspired by older aesthetics that have become the mainstay of Western architecture, both the vaulted and cathedral ceiling trace their origins to the dome – an architectural […]

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Plaster Cornices DIY Repairs: Mistakes that Should be Avoided

April 16th, 2019

Plaster cornices have been a mainstay of interior and exterior aesthetics since the time of the Ancient Greeks. This popularity persisted until late into the Industrial Revolution and dwindled sometime during the early 1960s and on-wards. However, in recent years, there has been a growing revival of interest in plaster cornices for both interior and […]

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How Can Damaged Plaster Details Still Be Repaired?

April 2nd, 2019

Plaster is an old and much-loved artisanal material that is found in many interior and exterior decorative elements from yesteryear. Well-loved due to its versatility and its capacity to take on intricate details, without sacrificing structural integrity, it is quickly experiencing a comeback in modern interior and exterior architectural design today. A lot of vintage […]

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Restoring Victorian Homes with Plaster Cornices: Preserving Beauty and Heritage

March 22nd, 2019

One of the historical hallmarks in Victorian homes is the ornate plasterwork that adorns the ceiling, specifically plaster cornices. Ornamental plasterwork was extremely popular in Australia’s history, as a result, many period homes have ornate cornices decorating the ceilings. As time passes, it becomes necessary to preserve the beauty and heritage of Victorian homes by […]

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Restore Your Antique Mirror with a French Style Plaster Frame

March 7th, 2019

Antique mirrors make for excellent centrepieces that can refine the look of a room and make it classier. Antique mirrors are also sought-after collectors’ pieces, especially since modern mirrors are no longer made in the same manner or of the same quality as antiques were. Many antique mirrors are also wonderful investments, as the value […]

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The Importance of Fine Details and Mould Smoothing in Plaster Designs

February 26th, 2019

Interior plaster designs today are an integral part of modern buildings and structures. In the past, the art of interior plaster design was greatly valued, as is it still to this day. Plaster designs are not only important in making traditional ornamentation, but plaster is also the ideal medium to use in replicating the fine […]

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