Rough Hollow Parade HomeContemporary Home Office, Austin
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5. Look at Architectural DetailsLook for architectural features like ceiling coves, niches, arched ceilings or deep overhangs. Ask your contractor for extra illumination in these areas so you don’t lose those special details once the sun goes down.
7. Magical molding. If you still prefer a white ceiling, perhaps adding a little texture to it instead of color might be for you. This room’s geometrical molding adds a modern appeal and connects to the white sliding doors in a similar pattern.
Trays. A tray ceiling adds dimension. This one has a second ceiling element in the center, ornate molding work in a geometric pattern. Take note of the special lighting on and around this ceiling.See 12 ways to dress up a tray ceiling
The door in the background is surely custom, but you can create your own from a plain door by simply adding a little detailing using the most basic trim for your local home building store. Paint it all the same color (or make the embellishment a contrast color) and you've got yourself one show stopping door!
12. The architectural details in this room made it a dream office for many Houzzers. The rich blue walls make the detailing on the doors and ceiling stand out even more, and the modern pendant makes the space slightly glamourous.
Decorate with moldings. For greater impact add moldings to your tray ceiling in an interesting pattern (you might need to hire an experienced contractor for this). Moldings are available in many shapes and patterns, and you can use a great assortment of pre-primed panel moldings and corners to create boxes, rectangles and patterns; there are even arched pieces available that can be used to create rings. To further dramatize your tray, install cove lighting (indirect lighting built into ledges, recesses, and ceilings). Lighting professionals recommend installing cove lighting at least 18 inches from the ceiling and 6 feet 8 inches from the floor.
1. Provide comfortable seating for guests. There are two types of situations in which you might have clients stop by your office: for creative strategy sessions, or for business meetings. In this chic blue office, filled with glamour from floor to ceiling, a large white leather sofa is perfect for a casual review session or to just sit around with clients after the business is all taken care of.
Molding is what you make of it. Instead of traditionally applying it only where the walls meet the ceiling, have some fun with it by creating designs on the ceiling itself. Don’t worry about the designs being perfectly balanced across the ceiling: these diamond shapes aren’t in a perfect repeat, making them all the more interesting.