Up until the bust of the building boom, the interior design firm I worked at designed a lot of homes from the ground up, and that meant a lot of specifying moldings: crown, casings, baseboards, wall paneling, etc. I think I memorized the White River catalogue. Some people can’t live in a room without crown molding, others run from it as if it represents all things stuffy and old fashion. Moldings do not have to make the room look over decorated, they can subtly add architectural interest, and bring a human scale to large space. When selecting moldings for your home, just remember to keep them in proportion with the size of the room. The shorter your ceilings, the smaller the crown should be. The wider the door opening, the wider your casing can get. If like to be different an can’t bare the idea of looking at another dental molding, check out the collections by Solomon & Wu.