ceilings galoreYesterday we experienced some of the most intense thunderstorms I have ever witnessed. I grew up in New England, so thunderstorms are not something new to me. I love them - the way the air feels right before one, the smell of wet grass afterwards. My mom used to tell us that the angels were bowling, which made the storms seem like joyous occasions.
Yesterday the storms were wild. It was a constant roll of thunder with simultaneous flashes of lightening. No counting between lighting and thunder to see how far away the storm was, it was obvious the storm was right here, over my house. I tried to go out on the porch to watch, but the rain was coming sideways, so I decided to watch from the window instead. And then, almost as quickly as it rolled in, it rolled away. And the pup? She snored right through the whole thing.
I don't have a clever segue into today's post. I thought about saying something about looking up at the stormy sky and comparing that to the ceiling, but it just wasn't connecting. The truth is, today I just wanted to share with you some painted ceilings that I've been admiring:
like this striped ceiling in this modern, sleek bar.
I love the idea of painting ceilings... I think it gives a room such unique character and is so unexpected. I strongly recommend you try it... Here's some inspiration:
The soft purple on the ceiling in this adorable guest room ties the whole space together. Imagine how plain it would look comparatively without the ceiling color! (via houzz)
I love how creative people are. I've seen this design done in a few nurseries in bold colors and the result is very fun and circus-like. Here, with the subtle color, the result is still fun, but also serene. (from house beautiful)
I adore this room. This is what I want my home office to look like... lots of color, lots of work space, lots of light... I imagine that big slider opens to a deck overlooking some body of water (but who knows?)... If you want to do a bold ceiling, leave the walls and furnishings a subtle color, then you can bring in more color with accessories. (from apt therapy)
Not into that much color? Try just painting your beams (if you're lucky enough to have them!).
Talk about making a statement. This modern, sleek dining room is made even more so with the black, vaulted ceiling. (via houzz)
More stripes! Why not carry them down from the ceiling and onto the walls? We've always said that carrying the wall color onto the ceiling makes small spaces look bigger. Try the same thing with stripes!
Or bring the ceiling color down onto the walls a few inches. (via apartment therapy)