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!