The slightly curved staircase from the entry way leads down to the unfinished basement of this home. In order to stay true to the architectural elements found in an
southwestern home, the walls were curved throughout and adorned in 6
inch, knotty alder wood trim. Although these design elements are
beautiful, they presented great challenges to the trim carpenters, since
the thick wood trim could not be manipulated around the curves. To remedy the problem, a 8 inch piece of rubber flex trim was cut to the 6 inch trim size and faux painted to match the knotty alder trim. As you can see, the finished product turned out beautiful and you could not tell the faux painted trim from the natural wood trim.
Paul Kohlman Photography