Wednesday, September 19, 2012


foyer with light blue lacquer arch windows, a dome pendant light, a long stone table and a white armchair

I love the idea of adding visual interest to the ceilings in a home.  Why not try something different in at least one space in your home?

I like this idea...high gloss ceilings!  Here, interior designer Beth Webb used a super glossy pale blue paint on the curved ceilings in this hallway and living room.  The ceiling color contrasts ever so slightly with the white walls throughout the rooms.   The light blue is reminiscent of a bright sky on an early spring day.  Love it.  The ceiling almost looks like it has had several coats of lacquer applied to it.  I'm sure this look can be achieved with a super high gloss paint.

living room with glossy light blue curved ceiling, large window with patterned floor length curtains, white armchairs and a sofa with a throw over the back.

What do you think of this design idea?

I like the idea of using a pale color on the ceiling too...nothing too bold or contrasting...just adds some texture and depth to the rooms.

Do weigh in!  Do you love it or dislike it? Comment below.

Happy Wednesday (again)!


Photos: Beth Webb Interiors


  1. YES!!! So elegant, love this look.

  2. WOW what a gorgeous look and something I haven't seen before. High gloss is so chic!

  3. Love, love, love it! Look at the light come in from those doors! I bet it is stunning at night as well.

  4. We did a gloss on our dining room ceiling and love it. It adds an extra glow when the sunshine hits it as well as at night with candles/lighting.

  5. It is very dinamic and dramatic effect in glamour, classic interiors. Bravo for brave.

  6. LOVE! I do it in my projects too!

  7. Love it! There were a couple of rooms in the Kips Bay Showhouse this year that had a high gloss/lacquer painted ceiling!

  8. I love it! Which is exactly why I did this in my last home,so subtle but super effective!

  9. I am so sorry for putting Darryl Carter's website on my comment form! Hahaha just finished a post myself!!!My bad! Love love love your blog!

  10. Oh wow! Sooo gorgeous! I love white rooms and white furniture. It's just so elegant and classy. Those windows are unbelievable! I would like to live there!


  11. Superbe! Very chic. My painter would probably hate me if I asked him to do it in one of my projects: it would have to be so perfect! I'll challenge him one day J. Do you know the name of the paint color?

  12. Oooh! I love it. Wish I had flat ceilings . . . just wouldn't be the same on texture.

    Excuse my ignorance, but can anyone tell me what the hardware on the French doors is called? I'm talking about the rods that run the length of the door (also seen on cabinets.) I really want to add them in my house, but I can't find them in any hardware websites.