Archives for February 2014


IMG_5253The ceiling in any room is considered the fifth wall.  Why paint your four surrounding walls and ignore your ceiling?  A ceiling color can tone down a dramatic wall color, or bring drama to a quiet color on the walls.  When you have tray ceilings with molding, that is the perfect opportunity to introduce an accent color to that area.  Vaulted ceilings also should be considered for color.

On my recent trip to Vegas for the Window Coverings Expo and Builder’s Show, I couldn’t resist taking a photo of this ceiling in one of the hotels on the strip.  Now, I wouldn’t necessarily recommend this for a client’s ceiling, but it certainly was eye-catching!  And fun!  And in the right setting, it works.

Tile Designs

My design trip last week brought me to Vegas for “Design and Construction Week” and a combination of design shows housed at the convention center.

I love looking at all the displays for new products and new ideas.  Here are some fabulous new tile designs and applications. photo_2  The textures are so interesting!  The middle photo shows 3 different tiles on the wall and floor.  Imagine doing a tile wall in your home to really make a statement!photo_4photo_7