chicago, Home Decorating, Real estate

What do I do with my ceilings?

If you feel your house needs a little ‘kick’ painted ceilings are a great way to add interest and dimension to any room. People are experimenting with designs and patterns but here are a few of my favorite looks.

Screen Shot 2015-07-16 at 11.33.58 AMScreen Shot 2015-07-16 at 11.35.26 AM Bold darker color adds dimension to small or large rooms. Love this look in dining rooms or master bedrooms particularly with tray ceilings and white trim. Suggest a little shine- maybe a Satin but not a flat. Consider a metallic as well in this setting…

ceiling 2ceiling same color

These are two examples where they’ve used the same color. However the grey look with the molding in between to break up the color is much more modern and on trend. There is a theory that painting all one color like the tan room makes the room appear larger. I’m not sure I agree with that but I do think it’s more well suited to a molded room or tray ceiling.

Please resist the temptation to ‘cheese’ ….

Screen Shot 2015-07-19 at 8.51.30 AM the cloud ceiling is ‘cheesy’. Today, tomorrow, forever. I’ve seen this in listings before and just thought – Nooooo! and my buyers have looked at it confused and frustrated at the thought of having to have someone come in and paint over it. Feel free to use a modern look like the below if you just need pattern in your life but just say ‘no’ to skies or cheesy looks of any kind. I love the below look for a kids room. I’m an old movie fan and it reminds me of the credits in North by Northwest. Shoot… now I want it for a room in my house. More work on the horizon……

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