If you are a true romantic at heart, you probably love columns. Hmmm. You may be wondering how I came to that connection, but if you have ever seen The Notebook, you will understand the importance of columns and love. Some people shy away from the grand statement and over formality of columns, but they can really be an interesting architectural focal point (even in homes that are more modern).
Since I love the unexpected, I also love columns when they are inside a home. Sometimes a room needs another focal point or needs to be framed in a way that gives more dimension to the space. Columns may need to come in clusters, groups of 5, or just two. It all depends on the home or the room, and in most cases…they are always a good idea.
The Notebook. Ryan Gosling and a white house with columns. If only all homes with columns came with him. Life complete.
Columns in a bathroom. This is not something you see everyday, but it completely fits with the old world elegance of this small space with high ceilings. Via Elle Decor
Beautifully appointed columns on this entry of an East Hampton home by Robert A.M. Stern. Via AD
Frederic Mechiche creates a stately and elegant bedroom oasis with his incorporation of columns. Via Elle Decor
This image is everything to me. Aerin Lauder’s Southampton home. The grounds are beyond superb.
Free standing columns can be so rich and eye-pleasing in formal gardens, like this English Baroque residence. Via AD
Russell Picone’s stunning columns on this backyard patio create a timeless summer image. Via AD
Square columns are slightly more approachable on this New England home.
Rita Schrager’s classic estate. Looking at this, isn’t it clear that columns don’t really ever go out of style? Via Elle Decor