Photo Diary of a San Diego Designer in Europe: Cornices

Mar 1, 2011

While interior designers are often thought of for furnishings, we also select finishes for both the interiors and exteriors of our client’s residences. While in Europe, I took hundreds of photos of exterior finishes to show my clients accurate representations of Italian and French finishes. I use these photos as inspiration to help my clients specify for their homes.  Any of these gorgeous cornices, and other finishes in my Photo Diary series, are great examples of finishes that can be specified for new or remodeled homes.

Pronunciation: ˈkȯr-nəs, -nish

Function: noun
Definition: The cornice is the uppermost section of moldings along the top of a wall or just below a roof.