I am sure more than once everyone had seen pictures like how to match shoes and dress, shirt and jacket, or…tie and socks…
Yet you have hardly ever seen an instruction how to match frames and home, or patterns of frieze and window frame tops. I don’t think any such rules ever existed.
Old masters said that the house should be decorated as measure and beauty will say (note it is the measure that comes first), but they were in a better position, because they got their taste for measure and beauty from lots of wooden houses which surrounded them.
For them it was obvious that the more laced was the decoration of the house, the plainer window frames it should have. Brilliant example is this photo taken in Kovrov, Vladimir Oblast.
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