Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Great Room Ceiling - Don't forget to look up!

Never neglect what's above your head, or the power and statement that a well crafted ceiling can make.  It screams, "these people thought of everything."  It's one of those details that separates exquisite from ordinary.

In this case, you'll have to look WAY up, as the Great Room boasts a twenty-three foot (23') ceiling height. 

Recessed lighting sets the mood.  The circular pattern in the center of the ceiling is meant to be a reflection of the circular windows above the french doors as well as the curved balconies (providing a vantage point from the second floor gallery).  This could be home to a magnificent chandelier or left as is for a more simple, elegant statement.


nic.wes.len.vds said...


Absolutely fabulous blog! I cannot wait to see the finished product. What program are you using for the rendered images?

Jonathan Brake said...

Thanks for your comment! I have played with a few programs, currently using Chief Architect (

Anonymous said...

I am anxious to see this house once it is all finished... I like the fact that every room is looked at very meticulously and not sparing any details!!