Sara Story’s purple-canopied kitchen got me thinking about ceilings. I love color or pattern overhead. Either subtle or bold, embellished ceilings invigorate a room. Here are some interiors with colorful ceilings or decor treatments overhead.
All trellised up: Kelly Wearstler Interior Design
TOP LEFT, image via Apartment Therapy; TOP RIGHT, Domino; BOTTOM, marvelitsky via Flickr
TOP LEFT, Domino; TOP RIGHT, ooh_food via Flickr; BOTTOM, I Love You Pink by Benjamin Moore on the ceiling, Jamie Drake, House Beautiful
Monochrome beams and ceiling: Sills Huniford Associates
Saturate the space in one medium or dark color, such as moss, warm dark gray, or chocolate brown. Use it on every door, every ceiling, the trim, the window frames and the door frames, as if you're dipping the whole room in a bucket of paint. It takes away all the boundaries and you're left with the infinity of the universe. It's like Houdini came in and decorated. BARRY DIXON
Understated glam: Silverleafed Chinese tea paper, Courtney Giles, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles
Exquisite: painted Shinto temple porch ceiling, Shinjukuku, Japan, IwateBuddy via Flickr