Cottage PlaceScandinavian Family Room, Melbourne
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Far from making this room look smaller, the black ceiling works to boost its perceived proportions. Architect Emilio Fuscaldo from Nest Architects says fixing white wood battens to the ceiling and painting the ceiling behind the battens black is a strategic move in a room with low ceilings. “This way people can’t get a sense of how tall the ceiling is, as the battens trick the eye — if you can see through something, it looks further away,” Fuscaldo says.Green sofa: vintage Hans Wegner, twenty2111 Reasons to Paint Your Ceiling Black
More open shelving displays the couple’s wares. “We don’t close many things behind closed doors,” Fuscaldo says. “It’s an opportunity to put their lives on display and bring a lot of color and texture to the space.”The polished pine floorboards have been left in place downstairs, while the upstairs addition is carpeted.