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Floors on the Ceilings

7 Jan

On Houzz today, there was a feature on ‘floors on the ceiling’ and this got me thinking.  See the gorgeous photos below:

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I absolutely love the dark ceiling here balanced with the light sofa. And look at that fireplace.  Wow.

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I find the curves of this room, both the walls and ceilings breathtaking.  And the crazy colors in the Eames chairs:  yellow in the background and green on the lounger. Where did they find those?

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Here they used stained and polished plywood to add an interesting texture to the ceiling. Very clever and inexpensive option.

This all got me thinking about our ceilings. We have gorgeous (cedar I think) ceilings throughout our house, except in the kitchen and family room where they were dry-walled over. (These are the realtor photos from when we got the house; we have removed wallpaper, painted, etc. But these show the ceilings the best.)

The ones in the bathroom are in bad shape from years of moisture. And I started thinking maybe the teak oil would work here too? Does anyone have experience with this kind of ceiling in a bathroom and how to care for it? Since teak oil seems so magical, I may just have to go for it or do a little patch test.

Thanks to Houzz for reminding me how much I love our floors on the ceiling and the warmth it brings to the house. Some people do feel it’s dark and oppressive but I like it. Do any of you have floors on the ceilings and photos you want to share? Please email me and I will post them!

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8 Responses to “Floors on the Ceilings”

  1. Victoria March 10, 2012 at 5:30 am #

    It doesn’t cost a fortune where I live – we just bought a home in Costa Rica and there are even teak ceilings over the deck! Homes build to American standards are becoming much more common and teak is used extensively for ceilings with large lovely tiles on the floors. We moved in two days ago – the house is on Lake Arenal in the highlands with 60-85 year round. And oh are we loving it. See http://www.moranlakearenal.com Ours pix are for the 11 acre eco farm.

    Pura Vida!

    • Brandy March 11, 2012 at 9:03 am #

      Oh how lucky you are to have a home in Costa Rica. Wonderful. Our deck overhangs have teak on them too. Very expensive to do now in the US.

      Thanks for reading the blog!

      Brandy

  2. Tina January 12, 2012 at 2:39 pm #

    Love these pics! A new thing to want!

  3. Danielle January 9, 2012 at 6:41 pm #

    To add to what I said in the first reply. Look into tung oil. It has the same look as the teak oil, but adds a bit more protection. A lot of MCM home owners use it for wood panels and beams, along with ceilings. I believe you can get it in 2 color tones clear and dark.

    • Brandy January 10, 2012 at 10:13 am #

      Do you know what the difference is?

  4. Danielle January 9, 2012 at 6:37 pm #

    Teak oil restores the moisture back to the wood. You would put a wax over it to keep that moisture in. I would say yes it would work. You may have some spotting from the moisture and heat damage, but adding the oil would help. It may really suck up the teak oil.

    • Brandy January 10, 2012 at 10:10 am #

      I will do that and keep everyone posted on how it goes! Thanks for commenting.
      Brandy

  5. Dana@Mid2Mod January 7, 2012 at 9:51 am #

    How lucky you are to have ceilings like that. Today it would cost a fortune to have hardwood floors AND ceilings.

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