15th January 2020 Top Picks for Federation Style Skirting Boards & Architraves Federation style homes are distinctly Australian and their colonial and almost country feel creates a warm and inviting home. This style has been influenced by a number of period designs and morphed into something that is truly Australian, relaxed, country and built for entertaining. Their decorative flair is something easily identified, and you can read about the features that make Federation home uniquely their own here. So now you’ve decided on a federation home, what mouldings do you use? Here are our top recommendations for crating that original look: SK77 or SK79 skirting with SK117A architrave SK77 185mm Primed FJ Pine SK79 185mm Primed FJ Pine We recommend pairing SK77 or SK79 skirting with the SK117A architrave. You can see it used below in this delightful kitchen as a standout feature framing the lovely lead light windows. SK117A 138mm Primed FJ Pine When combing these profiles, this is the end result, which creates character and depth to any traditional, federation style homes. It also pairs beautifully with some traditional wall panelling for more detail and interest to your interior. SK60 This profile truly is pretty and has the right amount of detail and flat space. The large rounds and some angled detail is a refinement from the Edwardian style and was typical as the Colonial movement progressed. This profile will make a statement, especially when used in a tall size. SK60 115mm Primed FJ Pine SK24 A little Edwardian styled and a common profile seen in Colonial homes, this design is one which is timeless and classic and will last throughout the times and trends. SK24 138mm Primed FJ Pine SK354 Skirting with SK92 architrave Mixing this skirting and architrave adds more interest to an interior, and with the addition of a skirting block, creates a really decorative feature. The detail in the SK92 and SK354 are more Edwardian inspired and similar profiles appeared in Colonial homes with that influence. SK33 This lovely little profile has a lambs tongue inspiration with a little more detail to add interest. It can be used in traditional colonial homes or those that have a coastal influence.