Do you notice cornices when you walk into a house?
Old cornice throughout our house
According to my site manager when trying to match our cornice and finding he couldn't get a perfect match - it is fine if they are similar, as only people like him would notice the difference.
Well I don't know about you but I also notice and so we ended up asking them to replace the whole cornice in our bedroom so it did all match.
New cornice (called three step) in our bedroom, WIR and ensuite - obviously needs painting. I actually love it as you can't tell here but makes the ceiling look higher. I am a big fan of old houses and their features so this fits with that.