Finish trim question


I just bought a 3000 sq Hip roof center hall colonial house. The trim is basically the standard 'colonial' molding, short base, etc. I want to replace it all.
This is a design question. Looking at trim books, etc. Colonial style seems to be that flat style, etc. I would like something with more pop, but not toward victorian style. First question... what style of trim would you recommend I look at i.e. colonial revival, etc. Second question...any pointers to web sites, etc would be great. For some of the rooms I want to do raised panel wainscot and some wall frames etc.
Thanks for your time. By the way, if this is the wrong newsgroup, please let me know.
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| I just bought a 3000 sq Hip roof center hall colonial house. The trim is | basically the standard 'colonial' molding, short base, etc. I want to | replace it all. | | This is a design question. Looking at trim books, etc. Colonial style | seems to be that flat style, etc. I would like something with more pop, but | not toward victorian style. First question... what style of trim would you | recommend I look at i.e. colonial revival, etc. Second question...any | pointers to web sites, etc would be great. For some of the rooms I want to | do raised panel wainscot and some wall frames etc. | | Thanks for your time. By the way, if this is the wrong newsgroup, please | let me know. | We have a place up here called "North Pole Door and Trim" where I go to see what kinds of trim are available. Even the local BORG has a good supply of the usual stuff. Let your fingers do the walking before applying the gas.
I never, as yet, found any websites that show how to make wainscot. I just bought a stile and rail set and made my own from oak. If the 3/4 inch is too thin, you can build up to whatever thickness looks good using 5/4 3/4" and 1/2" moldings.
My stuff all tends towards what is called classical - Roman Ogee - and is all oak. All this wainscoting has me now pointed at a kitchen in cherry with much the same kind of panels.
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