Ceiling Inspiration – Hearst Castle
A room that has something decorative on the ceiling unifies the volume of the space so that the visitor experiences the room in all its dimensional glory. Even if the decoration is painted all the same color it heightens the stature of the room. A version of this magnificent one-of-a-kind ceiling can be achieved with some great products.
Start with a grid ceiling design such as this one by The Fischer & Jirouch Company
The moulding length is 48″, the clover width is 26″ and the diamond width is 12″. I would play around with increasing the space between the clovers and adding the decorative painting using adhesive-backed stencils from Modello Designs. If your budget permits adding a rosette inside the clover or diamond would add to the complexity and beauty. There are many sources for rosettes. One of them we use often is Decorators Supply.
Another grid ceiling is from Balmer Studios
With this grid there is no option to increase the space between the elements to provide space for the decorative painting, but it is a handsome design.
The color palette and finishing can make it spectacular. Paint the elements prior to installation particularly if it is not the same color as the background. There are lots of great metallic paints on the market. I like Ronan for their Real Gold which is the shade of gold leaf or Modern Masters. Their Pale Gold would be very close to the color in the inspiration ceiling.
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