Yes my archetech, a good friend of mine that is also a member on here, has helped me a lot with my new addition. By bouncing ideas off him, I think we created some great trim details on my house's siding...details that are not flashy and gaudy such as gingerbread trim on a ranch style home.
Anyway I asked some questions about eastern white pine and trim a few days ago, and described what I intened to do. It took me 2 days to cobble my baseboard together but I think I pulled this one off.
Its baseboard that has a lot of curves and sweeping lines to it. It also has a lot of cutout such as a "peacock pattern" on the plinth blocks around all the doors. The corners of the bedrooms also have theme cutouts such as hearts in Alyson's bedroom. I mean how else do you tell a little girl you love her everyday for the next 18 years...hearts in her bedroom's baseboard of course .
In the master bedroom I added some shamrock cutouts as my wife is Irish. Its a batlle because I am English, but I thought I would throw her a bone on this one...and because a tower of london cut out would be too big. As for the kids spare bedroom...well I went ahead and used tractor cutouts. I figure IF we do have another curtain climber (term stolen from Vaughn) I got a 50/50 shot!!
Anyway here are the pictures of my unique baseboard. Let me know if you like or hate it. I have thick skin and I know its not baseboard for everyone. I just wanted a house that looked custom built.