The FIFTH wall:

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What is the fifth wall? It is your ceiling. So often we take care of floors, furnishing and windows but leave a project incomplete. Your ceiling is an integral part of the "emotional envelope" that we are trying to create. . . it is the FEELING we want to evoke the minute you enter a space.
You have already seen 2 key elements of the redesign of this dining room: the walls ( http://www.hometalk.com/activity/114791) and the columns ( http://www.hometalk.com/activity/93928). Now here is a close look at the third element. . . the ceiling!
This home had beautiful carvings on the ceiling and an elaborate medallion. We needed to show them off. They were painted with many tones of bronze and gold that were inspired by tones in the light fixtures and window treatments. To tie it all together, these same colors were used on the capitals and bases of the columns.
Very few of us have ceilings with such elaborate details. But the addition of a color other than white and a simple ceiling medallion is a cost effective way to draw your eye up and complete a space.
q the fifth wall, dining room ideas, home decor, lighting, paint colors, painting, BEFORE details are barely seen
BEFORE. . . details are barely seen.
q the fifth wall, dining room ideas, home decor, lighting, paint colors, painting, AFTER the harsh contrast of white is gone and the raised details come alive The remaining trim acts as an outline to punctuate the space
AFTER. . . the harsh contrast of white is gone and the raised details come alive. The remaining trim acts as an outline to punctuate the space.
q the fifth wall, dining room ideas, home decor, lighting, paint colors, painting, Blended with the columns and fabrics
Blended with the columns and fabrics.
q the fifth wall, dining room ideas, home decor, lighting, paint colors, painting, The raised carvings come to life and tie in with the top of the columns
The raised carvings come to life and tie in with the top of the columns.
q the fifth wall, dining room ideas, home decor, lighting, paint colors, painting, BEFORE can you even see it
BEFORE. . . can you even see it?
q the fifth wall, dining room ideas, home decor, lighting, paint colors, painting, Now it becomes a grand feature and focal point of the space Doesn t the elegant fixture look even BIGGER and more important
Now it becomes a grand feature and focal point of the space. Doesn't the elegant fixture look even BIGGER and more important.
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