Centuries ago, Michael Angelo showed the world the power of a drop dead gorgeous ceiling. So why do so many of us live with plain white, boring ceilings?
Ceilings are my favourite area of the home to design. I like to think of the ceiling as the fifth wall. Uninterrupted by doors or windows as vertical walls are prone to be, or encumbered by pieces of furniture as our floors usually are, ceilings are a blank canvas, a perfect place to unleash some serious creativity.
In areas such as kitchens and bathrooms and walk in wardrobes where the walls are usually lined with cabinetry, the ceiling can often be the only free surface for a designer to make a statement.
So check out how some of our recent ceiling designs and channel your inner Michael Angelo…
Mirror it! Elevate a room with low ceilings or a dearth of natural light in one stylish swoop of a mirror.
Beam me up Scottie!
Singing the blues!
The Midas touch…
Dropping the ceiling and finishing it in a different hue, delineates the sleeping zone in this expansive bedroom.
A windowless corridor can be a sad, uninspiring space.
A pattern on the walls in such a narrow space would have been overwhelming but on the ceiling, it adds pzazz without overpowering the space. Drawing the pattern down the end wall provides a focal point that completes the look.
This ceiling design is bold: it gives you energy but the look is still very calm because everything at eye level is calm.