for todays latest contemporary stylesMore about Modern Cornices here
Clean, modern and geometricMore about Art Deco Cornices here
Inspired by the European classical styleMore about Federation Cornices here
Patterns, scallops and pointed arch shapesMore about Neo Gothic Cornices here
Timeless eleganceMore about Paddington Cornices here
Elaborate, Eclectic and ElegantMore about Victorian Cornices here
Grand, elegant and formalMore about Georgian Cornices here
Soft, Simple and SymmetricMore about Colonial Cornices here
A summary of decorative styles and characteristic descriptions since European settlement in Australia.
Australian architecture was strongly influenced by British designs as a result of European Settlement in 1788.
Gothic Revival architecture which featured pointed arches, turrets, battlements and gothic ornaments could also be found on bank, insurance offices, university buildings and homes.
Victorian architecture allowed greater displays of prosperity through rich and ornate decorative features such as cast iron lace work and slate roofs as a reult of the Australian gold rushes.
The Federation architecture style of the turn of the 20th century, featured European Baroque elements as well as Australiana themes. It was less ornate as Tudor-style woodwork and fretwork replaced wrought iron.
The Modern, contemporary cornice style reflects anything that is currently popular today. It is characterised by plain styles consisting of straight sharp lines and right angles or even no pattern at all. If this is the style you are looking for we have put together a range ofPlain and Modern cornices here
The Colonial style is simple, symmetric and elegant. Cornices are characterised by soft curves, multiple fine lines and wave patterns. In many ways this is a very elegant and timeless style that will never date.Colonial cornices here
The 1930s Art Deco Style has an understated elegance with the use of geometric motifs . Diamonds, Triangles, Bold Squares, Layered Shapes and Vertical Lines all help create this ultra retro style.Art Deco cornices here
Victorian home architecture incorporates various styles ranging from classic facades and Georgian styles to extremely ornate and decorative embellishments. “More of everything” was a trademark of the era. We have sub-divided our Victorian range as follows:
Highly ornate leaf patterns and sometimes flower patterns in this somewhat detailed style. View our flower and leaf motifVictorian cornices here
The Paddington style consists of multiple lines and deep coves typically found in terrace homes of the era.Paddington cornice range here
Chain and drape designs consisting of medalions, bows, urns with leafy chain details joining the pattern together, were inspired by the European classical style.Federation cornice collection here
Dentil patterns, together with egg and dart designs create this very eye catching style.Georgian cornice range here
A Range of diverse shapes that create overlapping patterns, are the rare but unique style of the Neo Gothic era.Neo Gothic cornice range here