picture rail

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Noun1.picture rail - rail fixed to a wall for hanging picturespicture rail - rail fixed to a wall for hanging pictures
rail - a horizontal bar (usually of wood or metal)
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The property also has interesting details including picture rails, coving and decorative ceiling rose.
Main features: Scenic layout, picture rails, painting, graphic supports, scenic furniture, furniture equipment, lighting, audiovisual
This elegant and imposing detached residence displays a wealth of period features including marble fireplaces, sash windows and high ceilings with original coving, picture rails and ceiling roses.
There are numerous character and periodstyle features within the property, including a herringbone-patterned, quarry-tiled floor to the reception hall, picture rails and moulded ceiling covings, a cast iron range within the breakfast room and fireplaces to the two front reception rooms.
The impressive hallway and two reception rooms are bursting with original features, including doors, stair banister rails, ceiling and wall cornicing, picture rails and fireplaces.
Aniela Tallentire, shown left, who has restored the property along with her mother and siblings, said: "We agreed to restore the house and try to retain as many of the original features as possible, such as the leaded glass windows, coving, picture rails, skirting boards, staircase and original bathroom taps and bath.
The house has dado and picture rails and is enhanced by the exposed wood flooring.
The unique character of this property is accentuated by high ceilings, picture rails, stripped pine doors and flooring, while an attractive tiled fireplace located in the large and comfortable lounge and a vaulted ceiling in the bespoke styled kitchen add a certain wow factor.
The weekend we all finally decide those dusty picture rails and dingy corners of the house, the ones hidden by the dull days and dark nights of winter, finally need sorting out." (ANI)
So dust off any cobwebs from picture rails, make sure windows are sparkling, shampoo all carpets or have them professionally cleaned.
The thorough makeover has transformed the house into a super home with all modern facilities, yet the house has retained its charm and character, with original style fireplace, cupboards and picture rails.