I recently had the great pleasure of assisting the super talented and very charming designer Elizabeth Hourihan of EBH Interiors based out of Connecticut on a photo shoot. One of many things that I found myself inspired by was her use of wallpaper on the ceiling. It doesn’t have to be something that looks model homey (my rap name) or even kooky – it can be subtle and sophisticated. I’m including some images to inspire you to think about how this could potentially work in your own home. It is an especially easy way to add some glamour to a dining room or a powder room.
F.Schumacher, Lee Jofa, Maya Romanoff and Osborne & Little are a few of my top go to’s when selecting wall coverings for clients. Think a bit creatively with it – you may want a wood ceiling, for instance, in your study – look at the wood veneer and faux wood wall coverings that are available now; there are some higher end products that are stunning.
Of course, wallpaper on the ceiling always reminds me of two things – the incomperable Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, with whom I was fascinated by as a child:
and Paul Simon’s “One Man’s Ceiling is Another Man’s Floor” – love the piano in this and, having lived in Brooklyn underneath children who loved to jump rope, it has always held a particular meaning for me.