Look up! Ceiling Design

I don’t often get asked to design a ceiling. Let me rephrase that: I have never been asked to design a ceiling; but when a past client invited me over to look at the huge hole left in her ceiling by contractors investigating a leak, that was exactly what she had in mind. “What do you think of this?” was the first question and “what can you do about this?” was the second.

I wasn’t sure where she was going with this until she said,  “I think I want to cover it with something other than drywall.” That got me wheels turning. My husband was there also, which always makes for a lively design discussion.

We decided to turn lemons into lemonade or more like a lemon champagne spritzer! She has a large ornate chandelier and wanted something dramatic to go along with that and the rest of the furnishings in the room. We used plywood, foam medallions, and moldings to create a faux tray ceiling for a super-dramatic effect worthy of the client’s impeccable taste.

So next time you are faced with a problem or issue, take it as an opportunity to make something better than it was before or at least different than it was before. Think outside the box, or as I like to say, LIVE outside the box….it’s roomier out here! Here’s to looking up!

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Nancy bradley

I consult, design, and remodel spaces that reflect the homeowner’s lifestyle and budget by getting the cost question out of the way and really listening to what my client wants and how much they have set aside for their project.