March 1, 2010

Get the Look: Nailhead Trim

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Pedigree: Nailhead trim emerged under Louis XIII as in the late 1500's, he ushered in the French Country Style. The interior style is rooted in a cozy, understated look of rugged elegance, that has since morphed into a farmhouse full of natural details and rustic antiques. Think 6-foot handsome farm table on a glossy glazed tiles under a wood beam ceiling--you know, "roughing it."
Where it shows up now: Traditionally tracing the leather arms of chairs and ottomans, nailhead trim is more recently creatively used on chairs, headboards, and well, just about anything. 

Photos courtesy of DecorPad and Traditional Home

With a personality that runs the gamut from good 'ole boy clubhouse to glamorous art deco design, nailhead trim studs suit just about any taste and room.  
Photos courtesy of CasaSugar, House and Garden, La Dolce Vita, and Kelly and Olive.

Inspired yet? It's a look you can achieve yourself. Headboards are a cinch--they can be made from scratch, outline the edge of a chair, or create your own design on a chest...

1 comment:

  1. Nailhead trim always reminds me of my grandparents home, I'll always have fond memories. Isn't funny how furnishings can have a hold on us like that?


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