This ceiling from the February 2011 issue of House Beautiful is so amazing! The designer is Gideon Mendelson, and he aptly describes the house as “a traditional [one], that also throws off sparks.” A gingham ceiling is definitely a “spark” in my opinion! I love the contrast of the white walls with the ceiling – a wonderful way to liven up a traditional pattern and call attention to the grand height of the ceiling.
I love the idea of painted ceilings, especially in nurseries where babies spend so much time looking up!
Domino via Decor Pad
It’s also a clever way to disguise (or highlight!) an oddly shaped ceiling….
…or create architectural interest in a room.
via Sunny Goode
There are so many striped and “tented” rooms, but this House Beautiful one is the first I’ve seen in gingham! I love it!