A perfect example of the home's meticulous restoration, the impressive foyer includes intricate wood details and a ceiling beautifully painted in blue and gold. Twin staircases lead up to the second floor.
Paint the ceiling for a cohesive designer look. For this small bathroom, Atlanta designer Michele Gratch used Benjamin Moore’s Habanero Pepper, which matches the reddish tones in the chinoiserie wallpaper. Also, she had the seagrass rug custom cut, which is not a budget buster, and added a border with a yard of fabric that coordinated with the wallpaper.
Many new-construction homes feature tray ceilings, a feature which many homeowners are stumped as to how to highlight. In this bedroom, the walls were painted with a wet-look effect, as well as a slight change in color from the walls to the ceiling.
Vivid shades of teal stand out against the mostly neutral decor in this transitional master bedroom. An inset ceiling niche features the saturated hue, which pulls from the dramatic tile accent wall. A similar painted niche in a nearby room creates harmony and draws the eye through the space.
Blue, white and gold paint create a big-top-tent effect over this whimsical, travel-inspired nursery. Revived vintage lockers serve their original purpose as storage while adding a unique element to this space. Neutral walls help to neutralize the bold ceiling.
This sophisticated, transitional dining room features a painted ceiling. A shade of navy blue 60 percent lighter than the wall color was used on the ceiling, which covers the room in rich color without drastically darkening it.
Hand-painted details inspired by great English country estates brought the once-dark space to life in the foyer at the Madcap Cottage interior design team's North Carolina home. A "tented" ceiling, painted floors and a hand-painted pagoda chandelier purchased at a consignment shop invite guests to linger. The pink, teal and green room is by designers Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke, author of "Prints Charming: Create Absolutely Beautiful Interiors with Prints & Patterns."
A center medallion and inset stripes dress up the ceiling of this small but style-packed transitional home office. Bold, ocean-hued walls are tamed by off-white furnishings and textiles. A shagreen leather desk with nail-head trim pairs well with a painted Chippendale chair.
This transitional living room features a black-and-white painted ceiling depicting watercolor-style flowers. An arched doorway welcomes family and friends into the gray room, which has an intimate seating area.
A large sectional, two striped chairs and an alcove packed with pillows ensure that the owners can seat plenty of people in this stylish living room. A brass chandelier brightens the space from above and draws attention to the ancient wood beams and painted ceiling.
This luxurious master bedroom features an elaborate hand-painted ceiling with floral designs and cloud details. Just underneath is a canopy bed with a quilted metallic comforter and a soft teal chaise for lounging. Brown floral wallpaper covers the walls, while velvet valance curtains give the windows a traditional touch.
This nursery is full of energy from touches of orange against a neutral taupe backdrop to layered patterns and child-friendly greenery. The addition of a painted zigzag pattern to the ceiling gives the baby something stimulating to look at while lying down in the crib.