USING COLUMNS AS ROOM SEPARATORS

Open floor plans create a spacious, airy feeling that appeals to many of today’s homeowners.  However, without traditional borders, the living rooms, kitchens, and dining rooms often bleed into one another, resulting in an undefined sprawl.  A beautiful and effective solution to this problem is the incorporation of well-placed architectural columns.  Correctly used, columns delineate the rooms without disrupting the original architectural intentions.

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In this home, fluted columns with Greek Erectheum capitals have been used to separate the living room (unseen), a center hall, and the dining room, providing a more contemporary living arrangement in a traditional setting.

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On this Martha Stewart project, a wall was removed, and fluted columns with denticulated Roman Doric capitals and Attic (Ionic) bases were added to expand the space.

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Here, two sets of Tuscan columns separate the casual living room, a stair landing, and the kitchen, providing visual access to all spaces while still creating a sense of borders.

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438_Reduced.jpgFaux-finished wood columns and pilasters with custom plinths, Attic bases, and Empire with Necking capitals delineate the grand entrance from the formal living area.

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Octagonal columns and pilasters with Attic bases and denticulated Roman Doric capitals create an open hallway between living areas.

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Fluted denticulated Roman Doric columns on custom pedestals demarcate the entrance into different rooms.

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Columns and pilasters with Attic bases and denticulated Roman Doric capitals provide a perfect, subtle delineation between an entrance hall and the (unseen) living room.

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Greek Doric columns, with Doric flutes separate the stairway and the foyer.

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City Club of Macon | Macon, GA

PUBLIC SPACES | CITY CLUB OF MACON

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PHOTOGRAPHY:  JOHN GRUNKE COMMERCIAL, INTERIOR, RESTAURANTS

PHOTOGRAPHY: JOHN GRUNKE COMMERCIAL, INTERIOR, RESTAURANTS

COLUMN DESIGN NUMBERDesign #132

COLUMN DESIGN:  Architectural Wood Columns.  Plain, round, tapered column shafts with Scamozzi capitals.

COLUMN MATERIAL:  Architectural Wood.

COLUMN SIZE:  12″ x 9′

PROJECT LOCATION:  Macon, Georgia

PROJECT COMMENTS:  These Chadsworth Columns garnish the hallway of the City Club of Macon and are made from wood.  The Scamozzi capitals are a composite material that is fabricated from a combination of plaster and fiberglass.

 

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Ralph Lauren Polo | New York, NY

PUBLIC SPACES | RALPH LAUREN POLO

PHOTOGRAPHY:  PHILLIP ENNIS, COMMERCIAL, INTERIOR, RETAIL

PHOTOGRAPHY: PHILLIP ENNIS, COMMERCIAL, INTERIOR, RETAIL

COLUMN DESIGN NUMBERCustom

COLUMN DESIGN:  Architectural Wood Columns.  Roman Doric Renaissance with Necking capitals, and Ionic (Attic) base moldings / plinths.

COLUMN MATERIAL:  Finger-Jointed Wood

COLUMN SIZE:  12″ x 10′

PROJECT LOCATION:  New York, New York

PROJECT COMMENTS:  Ralph Lauren has been a pioneer within the retail clothing industry, and we are honored to be the selected column manufacturer for his retail store in New York.  The columns are custom, fluted, tapered, stain-grade wood columns with beautiful decorative Doric Renaissance with necking capitals and Ionic (Attic) base moldings / plinths.  There were (2) custom columns used for this specific project.

 

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Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse | Bethesda, MD

PUBLIC SPACES | RUTH’S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE

PHOTOGRAPHY:  GORDON BEALL, COMMERCIAL, INTERIOR, RESTAURANTS

PHOTOGRAPHY: GORDON BEALL, COMMERCIAL, INTERIOR, RESTAURANTS

COLUMN DESIGN NUMBERDesign #121

COLUMN DESIGN:  Architectural Wood columns.  Roman Corinthian capitals & Ionic (Attic) base moldings / plinths.

COLUMN MATERIAL:  Stain-Grade Wood.

COLUMN SIZE:  14″ x 14′

PROJECT LOCATION:  Bethesda, Maryland

PROJECT COMMENTS:  Chadsworth provided (5) Roman Corinthian stain-grade wood columns for Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in Bethesda, Maryland.  The columns were faux-finished to look like marble.

 

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Martha Stewart’s Project Apartment | New York, NY

DESIGNER SHOWHOUSES | MARTHA STEWART’S PROJECT APARTMENT

PHOTOGRAPHY:  PHILLIP ENNIS, RESIDENTIAL, INTERIOR PROJECTS

PHOTOGRAPHY: PHILLIP ENNIS, RESIDENTIAL, INTERIOR PROJECTS

COLUMN DESIGN NUMBERDesign #109

COLUMN DESIGN:  Authentic Replication wood. Roman Doric capitals & Ionic (Attic) base moldings / plinths.

COLUMN MATERIAL:  Architectural Wood.

COLUMN SIZE:  10″ x 7′-10″

PROJECT LOCATION:  New York, New York

PROJECT COMMENTS:  Martha Stewart is well-known for her design expertise, and it was a pleasure that her team of builders and architects chose Chadsworth’s Authentic Replication wood columns for her designer showhouse in New York City.  The column shafts are fluted, round & tapered.  The columns feature Roman Doric capitals with Ionic (Attic) base moldings / plinths.

 

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