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Crown Molding

Crown molding, also known as a cornice, is decorative trim traditionally applied to the seam between the ceiling and walls in a room. It is an essential finishing touch for any room. It adds personality and sophistication to your space, compliments other features, and adds value to your property.

Where to Use

Transform the look and feel of any room in your home or property.

  • On the seam between the ceiling and walls in any room – its most popular use
  • Above upper cabinets to make them and the room feel taller and embellish the room
  • Above an entry to give classical stature to a door or passageway
  • Embellish fireplace mantels
  • Create floating shelves
  • Decorative exterior trim

Unique Benefits of Plaster Crown Molding

Plaster crown molding offers unlimited design flexibility – smooth or ornate, any design, height, face, and profile you can imagine. It works beautifully on curved and round surfaces, is strong and long-lasting, and will not burn.

Here are a few examples; click any photo to see a larger version and description.  


Plaster crown molding has endless design possibilities. Whether you adhere to a particular home design style (such as traditional, country, midcentury, modern, etc.) or have a unique style, our mastercraftsman will sit down with you to design custom molding to create the look and feel you desire.

Crown Molding Design Elements

Crown molding combines several design elements to create a unique look and feel that complements your décor and creates your desired overall look. Popular design elements include acanthus leaves, angular profiles, beads, concave curves, ovolo curves, S curves, dentile, egg-and-dart, garlands featuring flowers, leaves or vines, geometric patterns, Greek key design, lamb’s tongue, ripples, rope, and stair steps.


Additional plaster elements may further enhance your decor. A ceiling medallion is a perfect complement for a light fixture or hanging element, and add ceiling medallions for visual interest on an otherwise bare ceiling. Transform your fireplace or range hood with Venetian plaster. Embellish doorways, nooks, and walls with simple or ornate ornamental plaster.

Contact us today to schedule a site visit and discuss your ideas with a plaster mastercraftsman.