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 @ GEORGE Interior Design said...

completely agree, it IS a 5th wall.

Janell @ Isabella and Max 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!

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ 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 @ La vie...J'aime 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.

Dagny @ Scandinavian Chic said...

It totally makes the room, doesn't it.

xx
dagny

Design Esquire said...

I love all those ceilings! Expecially the striped one.

Mi Vida Bonita said...

Beautiful! Don't forget the ceilings!!!

Cara 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 :)

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.

amymeier 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