Friday, March 26, 2010

Ceilings To Inspire

While wandering around Old Mazatlan today my eyes kept being drawn upwards as I stepped through various buildings.


There has been a lot written recently about not forgetting to consider the ceiling while designing a room.





These worn and colorful examples beautifully illustrate the potential ceilings have to define a space.

19 comments :

  1. So glad you posted this -- totally inspiring, and I'm redoing our kitchen ceiling today! Complete teardown, so this was perfect timing!

    What a lucky duck you are to get to see these in person...

    Kelly

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  2. How beautiful! Mexico is full of color and inspiration. I can't wait to see more of your photos! Lisa

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  3. When you see these pictures, Janell, it does make you realize why it is often called the "forgotten" or "fifth" wall.

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  4. this has me thinking more about my ceilings. Hmm.....!

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  5. Nice pictures Janell! Sounds like you are having fun. You are missing all the rain here! I am getting inspired by those ceiling pictures. Hmmm, family room maybe?

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  6. I loved the ceiling with the yellow painted between the wood accents. It just comes off so warm and beautiful!

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  7. That second one from the top almost looks like exposed brick (which I LOVE). Oh, icky "popcorn" ceilings, I wish these were you!

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  8. Great blog. Your home is fantastic. happy friday. :)

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  9. So pretty! Isn't Mexico so pretty! Glad you are getting some much needed RR!
    Take care-
    Kristin

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  10. Uhh, I just got back from Mazatlan on March 3rd and you're making me miss it already!! =P This years trip was our 9th time there~~ we LOVE Mazatlan!
    These ceilings are fabulous! :) I must find a room in my old farmhouse to try this on!
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy...

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  11. i'm finding this to be especially true traveling to all the historical monuments across europe. so many pretty ceilings! have a happy weekend :)

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  12. A VERY good reminder - I was actually reminded of the same thing this week when touring some historic homes. The last one is especially lovely - the yellow and white triangular pattern.

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  13. So ironic that you posted this.. just last week I posted about my love for exposed beam ceilings. They're being incorporated into the design plan for the house we're building- I can't wait!

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  14. Beautiful photos - such great ceilings to gaze upon!

    Chelsea

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  15. those colorful beams are so gorgeous! A breath of fresh air in neutral surroundings...

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  16. Great ceilings and I love the old beams. We designer types are always looking for inspiration, aren't we. Glady you shared your inspiration with us today, Kathysue

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  17. Nice Idea!!I like the color combination you will used to decorate wood beam!! POP(Plaster of Paris) is also one good and interesting idea to redecorate ceiling with unique design.

    Drapery Rods

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  18. Really worth by looking post's pic i got an idea for my kitchen ceiling rejuvenation but still confused which color should i use in ceiling lighting for my dark brown ceiling

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