Who the heck is Bill Shankly you say? Bill was a famous Scottish footballer and manager way back when.
What the heck does this have to do with interior design? Not much really, but I like the quote and it rings true with everything in life. You know….”Go Big or Go Home.” ”No risk, No reward.” And all that. Personally I believe that to be true.
But onto what’cha came here for.
Lately I have been seeing A LOT of awesome ceilings. Many moons ago, ceilings were considered an important part of the decoration of a room.
This ceiling is in Drayton Hall in Charleston, SC and if you ever get the chance…put this place on your to do list.
Two hundred and sixty five years later we are seeing decorative ceilings again.
Unfortunately we aren’t seeing the amazing plaster work of the past centuries. It was a “passed down through generation” type skill and sadly it seems to have gone out of fashion to be a decorative plasterer.
However, through the use of applied moulding, barrel vaults, lacquers, leafing and painted designs, ceilings are getting interesting attention again.
Warm silver leafing:
Alexa Hampton- KIPS BAY SHOWHOUSE
High Gloss Lacquer:
via ELLE DECOR
Jane Kelly/Airoom via Houzz
Brick Barrel Vault:
Kelly Wearstler- ELLE DECOR
Wood, wood and more wood.
Susan Ferrier via Nest Egg
Design That Inspires via Pinterest
Painted and Patterned:
Sound Beach Partners via House of Turquoise
Mix and Chic
Photo by David Coleman
ceiling’s sky is the limit. How are you going to dress yours?