The unit started out in the customary builder basic beige with a severe visual imbalance because of the floor-to-ceiling dark cabinets on the far wall of the open-concept main space. A colour for the fireplace surround was pulled from the marble to not only give weight to that side of the room and add balance but also to accentuate the unique bulkhead geometry.
To keep with the modern lines of this condo I chose a minimal, clean moulding profile and jettisoned the center chair rail found in traditional panel moulding altogether. The panels were then configured so that the negative space between the top and bottom frames works in its place.
Some Before and Afters: