FROM PLAIN TO ELEGANT~~PAINT & DECORATIVE TRIM PIECES DRAMATICALLY CHANGED THESE TWO CEILINGSI'm not a "decorator", but I do have good ideas, sometimes.
A couple of posts ago, I showed you the kitchen island that a client asked me to create for her to look like a piece of furniture. These clients asked me to come by and look at two of their ceilings. The dining room ceiling and the master bedroom ceiling. They said they had seen a few things in other homes and what did I think could be done. Both rooms, walls and ceilings were painted the same color. The dining room walls and ceiling were beige. My client happened to mention that she loved red and had red accents around the room. So, I suggested painting the very top part of the ceiling red and add trim around the edges. I mentioned rope trim because her chandelier was made with metallic gold rope accents and tassels all over it.
So, this is how it turned out.
At the bottom of this post I show you the two pieces of trim that I used on each ceiling.
Two pieces made it a little more substantial and elegant.
They loved the ceiling so much that they asked me to paint that same red under the "built in" china cabinet and use the same trim pieces on the left and right sides of the wall.
You can see this red from the large living area.
Isn't it wonderful??
Here are Adam and Lisa installing the trim pieces on the ceiling.
Adam does such good work and his wife, Lisa, is a very good helper!
Here is a close up of the dining room ceiling and trim pieces.
My camera flash made the ceiling look really red!!
The first picture is the actual color. A deep rosy red.
Here are the two pieces I picked for the very large master bedroom ceiling. And, the off white paint color I chose. The walls and ceiling were a beautiful dark beigy green but my client said the room was just too dark. So, I suggested painting the very top part of the ceiling and the trim pieces an off white that matched well with the wall color.
It, totally, changed the look of the room.
These are the trim pieces I chose for each room.
My clients loved the master bedroom trim so much that they are asking Adam to come back and put only the larger trim (minus the smaller trim) around their master bath walls. You'll be able to see part of it from the bedroom and it will really tie in beautifully.
On the right is the little wall in the dining room before I painted it red.
It looks beautiful, warm and elegant, now, with the red.
On the left I wanted you to see how I painted down on the wall a little bit when I was painting the ceiling. I did that to make sure you were seeing red, not the beige at the seam, when the molding was installed. I really should have painted down a little bit further on the wall because when the rope molding was installed, you could see beige in some places and I had to get back up there with a tiny brush and fill in with the red.
These ceilings dramatically change the look of the two rooms.
My clients are very, very happy.
She emailed me and said they were "in love" with the ceilings.
Now, that made me feel good and I'm proud!!