When I found our model, I knew the instant I walked in that this was the one. Our entry, living room, stairway, loft, master bedroom and bathroom and are all open to the top of the house, I've figured at least 25 feet at the highest point.
I was salivating...gleeful...in luuurve.
Then we moved in.
I stood in those rooms with massive ceilings and thought:
"Wall" was everywhere. I realized decorating this type of house was going to take some creative thinking -- aka -- MOLDING. (You are shocked I know!)
Many of my bloggy friends have been posting about this topic lately with fantastic solutions. I thought I would share some of mine with you over the next couple weeks.
This idea I blatantly stole from our builder. (If you are building a home -- pay attention to how they deal with these issues in the model!!) The tallest wall in our house is in the staircase, and this was my solution:
The builder had three of these huge squares going up the wall, but I value my life people. Standing on the top rung of an eight foot ladder, arms stretched to the max, hammer in hand, nails held between lips (this was pre-nail gun days) was enough of an adventure for me:
Like always, I put my own spin on it and painted the inside of the squares a slightly darker version of the wall color. You'll see this theme throughout the house -- I do this A LOT. (Some of you have asked the name of the darker color and I will have to find the paint chip -- Porter changed their paint names a while back.)
Do you have a home with big ceilings? Do you love them or hate them? Although they have been a struggle...I do love our open concept. It has made me get creative with my decorating, which is