Details, Details

Ornamentation and detailed filigree is a lost art. I've recently seen so many new homes and interiors that lack nuance and detail. It's all hard lines and plaster and grand empty space. I'm not saying everything has to be dripping with hand carved mouldings, lavish paint designs or fluted edges. I'm simply saying that I love the look and feel of a home whose designers or owners understand and appreciate the details. A curving banister. Hand tiling in the entry. A cornice here or there. This is probably why I have such affection for the Art Nouveau period.