DECORAMOULD

Stucco Columns and Arches

Combining multiple architectural elements in stucco such as columns, arches, keystones and a medallion adds an air of sophistication to your home. In the example above, the stucco columns flow up into panels, then into a stucco arch with a decorative keystone centerpiece. To further reinforce this focal point, a flower is added just above the keystone.

Stucco Columns and Arches

In general, having the eye follow up along the stucco columns as they rise, and curve along the arch towards the center keystone and flower, is what the architect is trying to achieve. After following the flow of design, the viewer is focused on the focal point (the flower), and with the details fresh in their memory, the observer can fully take in and appreciate the carefully thought out design of the architect. Most people do this subconsciously, and don't realize it takes time and planning to create something of this effect.

In this image:
Columns
Column Capitals
Keystones
Stucco Arch
Medallions