Ceiling: The key to a great interior design
Interior design is a dynamic and rewarding field. It involves bringing a specific vision to life while meeting the needs and expectations of the customer. While this process can be challenging and even frustrating at times, the end result of a successful collaboration is truly excellent design. As Tony Stavish of A.W. Stavish Design said, ‘The key to great design is capturing the spirit of the client and the essence of the space.’
One area that is often overlooked in interior design is the ceiling. However, according to Stephen Fanuka, a contractor based in New York City, the ceiling should not be ignored. In fact, Fanuka refers to it as the "fifth wall" in a room. It is interesting to think of the ceiling in this way, as it provides another dimension for creative expression and becomes a canvas for design.
As a result, we are seeing a trend towards bold ceiling design solutions — whether through the use of colour, refined suspended ceilings, different surfaces and materials, or in specific room types. Deb Barnes, the Director of Interior Design at HGA Architects and Engineers, an American design firm, says that the ceiling plane can “really influence the fit and feel of a space when used as a design element.”
It is fascinating to see the evolution of the ceiling as an important element in interior design.
A beautiful ceiling is more than just meets the eye
While a ceiling can be a standout design element in its own right, it can also serve a functional purpose. As a large part of the interior space, the ceiling is an ideal location to focus on achieving optimal lighting, acoustics, and indoor climate in order to create a healthy and comfortable environment. A functional and beautiful ceiling design can be just as stunning as any other work of art and contribute to the overall success of the design.