Ceilings with Flair

Ceilings can really create a unique space.  There are so many different ways you can treat a ceiling.  Beams seem to be the most traditional and most seen design.  But you can use the beams in so many different ways-paint, stain, trimmed, exposed, rustic, clean lined, on the diagonal, etc.  If you feel your room needs that little extra wow factor, add beams or faux finish the ceiling.  Even painting the ceiling a color can make the room pop.

Renovation Style Winter 2011 Issue

Tongue and groove ceiling.  This design is very popular in coastal homes.  It has a casual feel, and it generally is easy to install and inexpensive.  Designer: Linda McLain, Architect: Malcolm Brennan

Tuscan Style, Spring/Summer 2012 Issue

Vaulted groin ceiling--you can't really see the ceiling itself.  But I wanted to show you the trimmed details on the ribs of the vault coming down to the wall corners.  Designer: Amy Studebaker

Tuscan Style, Spring/Summer 2012 Issue

Coffered ceiling with trimmed beams (crown molding only).  The bottom edges are curved, softening the feel and look.  Notice the beams die into "boxed" ceiling instead of the walls directly.  Designer: Caroline Tyler DeCesare Architect: Mark Candelaria

Tuscan Style, Spring/Summer 2012 Issue

Coved, tray ceiling with faux finish.  The ceiling has a silver leaf finish.  Architect: Wayne Good Designer: Erin Paige Pitts

Elegant Homes, Spring/Summer 2012 Issue

Wood beams--Classic, rustic design.  Gray finish on the beams give it a little more of a modern feel, the contrast of the wood and hinges are great combo.  Designer: Ken Brown

Elegant Homes, Spring/Summer 2012 Issue

Vaulted groin ceiling with stencil on the groins and the ribs.  Elegant. Designer: Ken Brown

Elegant Homes, Spring/Summer 2012 Issue

Box Beams-trim finished on the bottom here, by using a small PM piece.  Architect: Dorothy Howard 

Renovation Style, Spring 2012 Issue

Barrel Ceiling

Veranda, December 2011 Issue

Plaster detail in Coved ceiling.  Designer: Julie Hayes

Traditional Home, November/December 2011 Issue

Wallpaper is carried up from the walls to the ceiling.  This is the best way to treat weird angular ceiling, so it doesn't look choppy.  Unifies the entire space. Designer: Lucy Earl Architect: Alexander Bogaerts

Traditional Home, November/December 2011 Issue

Gray Wood beams are used as the crown on the walls and as the beams.  Love the color combo of the gray beams and soft green walls.  Designer: Elizabeth Hague Architect: George Myers

Charleston Style & Design, Winter 2012 Issue

Barrel Vault and vaulted Ceilings Architect: Camens Architural Group, LLC

House & Garden, January 2012 Issue 

Tiled the ceiling in the wet area.   Designer: Gytha Bouchon  Stone ceilings in groin vaults are stunning!

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