7.01.2010

Look Up

Ceilings are often the most forgotten part of a room.  I admit I don't often look up and think I should do something with a ceiling, I mean its just there out of necessity. 

But from this moment on I vow to look up more and think of the ceiling as a 5th wall and do something with it!

The designers of these georg rooms did something and did it fabulously I might add.











(Photo 1 from CT Cottages and Gardens- design by Christopher Peacock.  Photos 2-4, 6 from Domino.  Photo 5 from House and Home, the home of Michael Penney.  Photo 7 Unknown. Photo 8 Steven Gambrel.  Photo 9 from BHG design by Sara Story Design.)

25 comments:

Mary said...

I agree, I don't always look up, but after seeing some of these, I think I will! That last photo is gorgeous, love the purple ceiling!!

The Budget Brides Handbook said...

I so LOVE painted ceilings.

Saara {www.varv.ca} said...

completely agree, it IS a 5th wall.

Janell @ House of Fifty said...

This is a wonderful look and I think it works best when divided from the walls with fabulous molding. I also am very intrigued by the floor in the last image, looks to be painted? Wow...Janell

Geb said...

I've always loved the idea of a painted ceiling. I painted the ceiling one room, and people really don't look up and don't even notice it on the first visit!

Unknown said...

my office is the EXACT picture of the yellow stiped ceiling .. and in my porch - i have a black and white swirl ceiling .. so guess u can say i'm a color ceiling girl :o)

*kiss kiss*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Jaime @ laviejaime said...

Such a great, unique way to add some pop and a little something to a room! :)

Jennifer said...

I adore my light blue bedroom ceiling! Kind of want to do others in the house, but it could get into overkill territory pretty quickly!

Averill said...

I love a pale pink ceiling (very flattering on skin) or a pale blue (very sky-like). I currently have a stormy gray-silver ceiling my bedroom and I love it...really makes the room cozy.

liz @ bon temps beignet said...

We *just* panted sample colors on our ceiling last night. I sure isn't easy to pick a color though.

Fargerike Dagny said...

It totally makes the room, doesn't it.

xx
dagny

Design Esquire said...

I love all those ceilings! Expecially the striped one.

Jenna @ Mi Vida Bonita said...

Beautiful! Don't forget the ceilings!!!

Lilacandgrey said...

I just showed a house with those exact same windows in the first picture over looking the bay! It was breathtaking!
<33

Deepali Kalia Interior Design Blog Filling Spaces said...

Love the green wall paper room,

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

love the nursery, what a great way for a baby to sleep :)

Jessica @ Lavender and Lilies said...

I have been thinking about painting my ceilings. Great post.

Lauren said...

love those stripes especially!!!

charm home said...

You are so right. Unfortunately, I find that a good many of my clients are so scared to make the jump to color on the ceiling. They are so dead set on using white and it kills me. I can talk most of them into subtle color but I'm still waiting for one that will let me do something dramatic like stripes.

Have a great long weekend. -c

Emily said...

That first room has been in my inspiration folder for a long time. LOVE these and I'm inspired to paint now!!

Kwana said...

Thanks for this. My home need some ceiling work.

Kathysue said...

I so agree, I have two rooms in my home where i painted the ceilings and I love it. In my guest room where the walls are french vanilla with white molding I did a soft blue and it is so peaceful and in my living room the walls are also french vanilla with white molding and a sage ceiling. Great post!! If you want to take a peek of my ceiling you can see them on a post I did here
http://goodlifeofdesign.blogspot.com/2010/01/i-would-imagine-that-most-of-us-about.html
Great blog, love it!!

Laura Trevey said...

A painted ceiling adds so much to the room ~~ without even realizing it!

deliciously organized said...

Still LOVE the nursery.

Anonymous said...

Love this post! I too love accenting the ceiling. Barry Dixon used grass cloth and nail heads on the recessed area of a coffered ceiling! Check it out in his book.
best,
Amy meier