Ceilings Treatments that Make You Look UP!

Design Cosmos has completed the design of a new office for Tulip Infratech, a real estate development firm, based in Gurgaon, India.

That fifth wall up above
that's so lonely and overlooked at times can be a real gift.

Especially when it looks like this!


Rarely do I get the chance to do something really interesting with the ceiling because it can be an investment to create beautiful architecture and often the client wants to focus the budget on furnishings that they are going to be sitting on and using every day.

But part of Interior Design is to enhance the good qualities in a room, while downplaying or improving the not so exciting elements.

I'm working on a project now with a beautiful 14 foot ceiling in the dining room (pictured below)
just crying out for a stunning chandelier to replace this boring shade.

And a gorgeous coffer ceiling in the family room (below)  
oh joy, oh bliss I get to start with this!

I MUST do something to enhance these beautiful surfaces.

There will be a stunning crystal fixture in the dining room for sure, client wants a very formal space.  I'm thinking a metallic finish of some sort in the central coffer, perhaps antiqued gold or silver leaf as a backdrop to the crystal fixture, like this

silver ceiling in pantry. AMAZING

Or we could simply apply a dark paint to enhance the trim work

magnificent coffered ceiling

But fret not if you don't want to change the architecture of your room,  you can still get major bang for your buck with high gloss paint and a fantastic chandy, of course!

This black lacquered ceiling reflects the soft glow of the chandelier so beautifully as well as the sconces.  It truly creates a mysterious backdrop for this room with textured wallpaper and beautiful millwork.

velvet couch with black white and yellow

Speaking of millwork...
How creative is this ceiling below?
Some trim strategically placed to form a circle then painted gold and sunbeams added 
make this room feel very special and again enhances the chandelier while providing 
a whimsical feeling to this lovely space.

ceiling treatment

A little bit of tape and some metallic paint... eh Voila!
A boring white ceiling is now a piece of art.

Tracery Interiors

Or something as simple as a vintage ceiling medallion on a dark painted surface
even the simplest pendant looks fantastic.

painted #ceiling

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This ceiling helps give the dining room an outdoor garden feeling 
echoing the lines of the floral area rug

Karen Bow's colorful home

Add a zingy lemon yellow to a neutral colour scheme and BAM!

L’ Autre Appartement Paris by Gilles & Boissier

Why not create the illusion of a coffer ceiling with patterned wallpaper?
Love this geometric pattern in a very modern room office space.
The contrasting gold chandelier creates a bit of tension but they work well together.

office | Dunbar-Southlands House by Terris Lightfoot Contracting

So the next time you walk into a room, look up and see the possibilities!

All images via Accents & Details board on Pinterest

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