Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Types of ceilings

Types of Ceiling!!

Did you know there are many types of ceilings? Some you may know, others may not be familiar to you. Either way, you have a choice. Every kind of ceiling will give your space a unique look. Each ceiling offers different characteristics.

Here are some just some of the ceiling to chose from:

Exposed Beam Ceiling- This style gives the space a more rustic feel. It can also be exposed to metal beams. 

Tray Ceilings- Cut-out design. The mid-way of the ceiling is cut out. There can be lights around the perimeter, or in the center, or both!!

Vaulted/Shed/Cathedral Ceiling - They are all very similar. They form the shape of the roof. Sometimes the ceiling can be slanted, as opposed to meeting in the center of the room.

Coffered Ceilings- Repeat sunken square or rectangular pattern. This is one of my favorite type of ceiling.

Domed Ceiling- Mimics circular dome. Usually found in high-end homes. Can be very expensive to build.

Suspended Ceiling -  Used mostly in commercial buildings. They have dropped ceiling and can be used to hide pipes.

Cove ceiling- Elevates gradually. Meets with a flat center.

Barrel Vault Ceiling - Upward arch. The entire length of the room, like a barrel cut in half.

As you can see, there are many types of ceiling!! Hard to choose? You betcha!! If you have the choice of doing something different, then go for it. After all, it's up to you. 


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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Mixing Patterns

Mixing Patterns!!

When mixing patterns, odd numbers work best. When selecting colors, I generally like to choose colors from big items, such as a sofa, area rug or chair.
Here is some guideline that will help you when choosing patterns:
  • Vary the scale of the patterns. Use large and small-scale patterns.
  • Choose two important colors and one neutral.
  • Use either cool tones or warm, DO NOT  mix the tones.
  • Use the patterns in all three working zones, function zone (furniture area), power zone (mid-area) and ceiling zone.

  • Try to keep 3 patterns. Using too many patterns doesn't give the eyes a place to rest and will feel chaotic...

The most important rule when mixing patterns is COLOR. Make sure the colors are in the same tone. You also want to show some restraint and NOT go overboard!! A healthy mix is excellent. So go out there and have fun!!


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