Day 136: Cathedral Ceiling!

by MJ Gourd


Day 136 of 365 Days of a Happy Home!

Designers often refer to the ceiling as the 5th wall.  It is just as important as the other walls in the room, but often overlooked.  Cathedral ceilings are defined as having equally sloping sides that meet at a ridge in the center.  These ceilings can be tricky.  It's important to remember the scale of the whole space when placing furniture, window treatments and art.  Take a look at a few homes that we have had the privilege of designing.  

The old beams were added to this addition to make it appear like an old barn.  Very effective!

The old beams were added to this addition to make it appear like an old barn.  Very effective!

Here is another view of the same room.  The cathedral ceiling helps define the dining area from the kitchen while the wall space is open.

Here is another view of the same room.  The cathedral ceiling helps define the dining area from the kitchen while the wall space is open.

We had the good fortune to work on this project from the ground up!  This dining area not only has the cathedral ceiling, but a bay area as well.

We had the good fortune to work on this project from the ground up!  This dining area not only has the cathedral ceiling, but a bay area as well.

This is the same house as the previous picture.  The dining room is off in the back right.  Here the great room also has a cathedral ceiling.  The beams help to define the space.

This is the same house as the previous picture.  The dining room is off in the back right.  Here the great room also has a cathedral ceiling.  The beams help to define the space.

This was such a fun project to work on.  This pool cabana is made of all natural elements:  wood and stone.  The ceiling is painted structural components. 

This was such a fun project to work on.  This pool cabana is made of all natural elements:  wood and stone.  The ceiling is painted structural components. 

If you are fortunate enough to live in a house with a cathedral ceiling, work it to your advantage!  Paint and lighting can go a long way!