Coffers arranged in an off-kilter grid and trimmed with black moldings give this ceiling dimension. The polished wood inset echoes the fireplace surround, which helps to connect the ceiling with the wall.
Simple, straight-edge beams set at varying widths apart emphasize the asymmetrical arrangement of this living area.
Flat boards rather than traditional moldings create a coffered effect that works well with a transitional kitchen.
Similarly, in this corridor, flat boards accentuate the barrel-shape ceiling. Because of the tight fit between the cabinetry wall and the ceiling, traditional coffers might appear too cramped.
The basic coffering in this space, painted to pull the wall color upward, is designed in a way that highlights the contemporary light fixture in the center.
An inset of coffering with a natural wood finish helps to bring this ceiling down visually and creates a sense of intimacy.
Coffered moldings in this tray ceiling are set on the diagonal for a thoroughly fun, modern take on tradition.