Here's an example of a cornice board, (not black for you!). Something like this is a simple, elegant treatment for a dining room. You could choose similar shades below for warmth and sun protection when needed.
Brockville is absolutely dripping with fabulous Victorian Villas. This one has Gothic Revival accents such as the trefoils and high pointed gables. It also has roundels, cornices and a Queen Anne style veranda.