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gracie77grant
August 29, 2014
I wish i had a pic but i failed to take one today while at the new house, so i have the plans to view. I have 23 ft ceiling that cathedral over the great room and the foyer leaving the stair area open. My question is this. I have crown wrapped around the great room that is cathedral but my ceilings are flat in the foyer. How do I make my crown transition into the foyer?? The ceilings are different heights?? He stopped the crown and returned it on both sides of the foyer walls. But nothing yet inside the foyer, this may make no sense??? Lol
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JudyG Designs
It makes sense. I have a ceiling in my foyer. There is a door frame that separates the foyer from my great room. I have a molding, more like a beam, running the perimeter in the great room. No molding in the foyer. You need that break in the great room, but not necessary in the foyer.

Here is my foyer:

Pondfront 1

Here is the great room. BTW, I had rope lighting installed over the molding for uplighting. Fabulous. You might want to consider that, so your crown would be more beam like.

Pondfront 2
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Photos of the room would be helpful.
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gracie77grant
I'm sorry I will try to take a better pic, loved your rooms, they are beautiful. However mine is all open like one big space, the crown stops at the corners of the foyer where I have circled. That's where the flat ceiling starts and the cathedral ceiling stops. So it looks like like the crown in the foyer will be lower then the crown on the cathedral ceiling.
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And why do you want crown in the foyer?

It may be a trick of the eye. Take a pencil and draw the end of the crown in the family room to the beginning of it in the foyer. They should line up.
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gracie77grant
I finally have a pic :)
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PPF.
The crown was stopped because the transition from the great room into the foyer is awkward.

This should have been considered at design time, not in the field.

There are several ways this could be handled.

Do you want the foyer to have crown?
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gracie77grant
Yes I do but just not sure how
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PPF.
I'll try to explain the problem and a possible solution.

If the installer had started in the foyer with the crown, when he started into the great room, the crown would not reach the ceiling because of the angle.

In reverse, continuing the crown into the foyer now, the crown will be too tall.

One option would be to add some drywall across the top of the opening between the great room and foyer (shown as the solid blue box in the diagram). Run the crown across the face of this box so it continues around the room unbroken. Run crown in the foyer.
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gracie77grant
Thank you I will deff run this by my builder, however he wants to just crown the foyer and leave the opening free from crown?? Do u think this is an option that will look good?
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PPF.
As said above, the crown in the foyer will need to be shorter. I imagine no one will notice since is is so high.

Have him try it.
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JudyG Designs
ppf. So, what if the molding were continued straight across the opening. Would it be touching the ceiling? If so, then maybe gracie could have no molding in the foyer, paint the ceiling a light blue, for example, and then add one of those ceiling chandelier rosettes to give the effect of a different architectural interest?


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PPF.
@JudyG - If continued straight across, there would be nothing behind it.
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ppf. I get it. Studied your diagram a bit more.
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