What’s UP?!: TOP FIVE Ways to “Fablitize” Your Ceilings

Ceilings are generally one of the most overlooked locations in most homes. However, a blank  ceiling provides the perfect opportunity to add extra detailing and interest to any space. Whenever feasible, I try to include ceiling treatments in the homes of my interior design clients.

There are many ways to “fablitize” your ceilings. Some of them are all about the original architectural design, but many of them can be added after a home has been built. So, don’t worry…. If your home wasn’t “born” with fabulous ceilings, it is always possible to make changes in the design at a later time.

#1 – COFFERED CEILINGS

For anyone who is not familiar with the term, a coffered ceiling is one that consists of recessed panels, usually trimmed with ornamental motifs. Coffered ceilings generally add a touch of formality and sophistication to a space.

Image from Traditional Home Magazine

Image from Traditional Home Magazine

Image from Traditional Home Magazine

Image from Better Homes & Gardens

#2 – PAINT and WALLPAPER

As most of you probably know by now, I am currently working on the redesign of my own home. In that design plan, ceiling treatments are included in some of the rooms. My foyer, as I have shown you in a photo already,  has beautiful hand-painted ceilings that truly compliment the artwork on the walls. Wallpaper is also another interesting way to highlight your ceilings.

Faux-bois ceiling treatment that gives the appearance of pickled oak. Image from Traditional Home Magazine.

Gold leaf wallpaper that adds a dash of Hollywood glam to any space!Image from Traditional Home Magazine.

Antique silver leaf sophistication! Image from Traditional Home Magazine.

#3 – EXPOSED BEAMS

Exposed beams, especially those that are antique or recovered from an older home, add a lovely sense of history to any space.

Image from Better Homes & Gardens.

Image from Better Homes & Gardens

Image from Traditional Home Magazine

Image from Traditional Home Magazine

# 4 – BARREL VAULT and  CURVED

A barrel vault is , perhaps, one of the least commonly seen ceiling designs, because of its complexity and pricing. However, whenever one is present in a home it is almost impossible not to acknowledge it. In fact, any type of curved ceiling is certainly an impressive attribute.

Image from Better Homes & Gardens

Image from Better Homes & Gardens

#5 – BEADBOARD

Adding texture and/or color to a ceiling through the use of beadboard provides a feeling of coziness and warmth to any space.

Image from Traditional Home Magazine

Image from Traditional Home Magazine

Image from Better Homes & Gardens

Image from Better Homes & Gardens

If you would like to make your home more fabulous, then contact me for an initial consultation.

NOW, GO HAVE AN “It’s So Fabulous!” DAY!


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Stylish, sophisticated and dramatic, Kimberly Grigg brings her unique talents to client’s homes across the country and to her retail boutique, Knotting Hill Interiors. An award winning retail boutique and an award winning full service design firm, Knotting Hill offers luxury interior design, renovation and remodeling services, custom design, childrens rooms and nurseries and accessorizing. The retail boutique sells fabric, home furnishings, retail design, lamps, accessories, art, upscale furniture consignment, gifts, fashion and jewelry. Voted “Best on the Beach” in both retail and design, our customers say that this place and this process is truly “enchanted”! Knotting Hill Interiors is based in Myrtle Beach South Carolina and has two locations at 7753 North Kings Hwy and 7751 North Kings Hwy.