Ceilings Top Newest Home Design Trend

The ceilings in the Adderley model at Quail West are a big part of the home’s unique interior design.(Photo: Photos by Andrea Stetson/Special to The News-Press)

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When you go into some of Southwest Florida’s luxury homes it’s no longer just about looking at the view to the outside or the décor inside. It is all about looking up. Designers have found a new pallet full of possibilities on the ceilings. These homes no longer have flat or tray ceilings. Instead the ceilings are a variety of intricate designs that are not only artistic, but functional.

“A tray ceiling is just a square. This is a coffering design,” said Jeremy Sposato, owner of Sposen Signature Homes as he walked through his model home in Cape Coral.  “A lot of it is with the sharing of information online; people are seeing it as an option and it’s somewhat affordable to do. It’s not crazy expensive. It’s another $1,500 to have that great crisscross in there. It’s engineered in the truss system. It’s a really great way to jazz up a home in an affordable fashion.”

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The Windward has ceilings that are creative and different. (Photo: Photos by Andrea Stetson/Special to The News-Press)

The ceilings are really artistic,” added Jill Bresnahan, sales associate, of Stock Signature Homes. “Anything our designers get a hold of they do something creative with.”

Matthew Kragh, an architect with MHK architecture and planning, was excited to design unique ceilings for the Naples White House model recently.

“I like being really creative with the ceilings,” he said.

Mike Taylor, vice president of Front Door, said the key is to pick where to showcase a ceiling and not to have an artistic ceiling in every room. That way the places that have one really pop out.

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The ceilings in the Adderley model at Quail West are a big part of the home’s unique interior design. (Photo: Photos by Andrea Stetson/Special to The News-Press)

“People like to have that choice,” Taylor explained. “You don’t have to do it everywhere. We show people what they can do and when people see it we work with them to customize it.”

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Seaglass Cottage has high ceilings that are uniquely designed. (Photo: Photos by Andrea Stetson/Special to The News-Press)

The Adderley model in Quail West has some of the most intricate ceilings around. The four bedroom, four full and two half baths, 6,128 square feet under air home is listed for $4.6 million. Arlynn McDaniel of Freestyle Design Studio Interiors designed a wide variety of unique ceilings for the model home.

“I decide on the theme of the house and design the ceilings around that,” McDaniel began. “For me it’s a gut thing. I kind of go with it.”

Since most luxury homes now have 14-16 foot ceilings and some even have 20 foot ceilings, it gives her a lot of room to play with when making her creations.

“We take those 16-foot ceilings and bring them down,” she explained. “We start with a flat area and come down from that. Start high go low and go back up high again.”

McDaniel likes having an unobstructed pallet to work with.

“We’ve kind of taken the attention away from the floor,” she said. “Now we have turned to the ceiling. You don’t have everything in the way. You don’t’ have furniture in the way. The ceiling becomes a whole other dimension to the design.”

It also adds a functional element. The shapes and beams and designs can be used to hide lighting giving the home a cleaner look.

In the Adderley McDaniel used geometric shapes in the family room ceiling. Those shapes match the shapes of the windows in that room. In the kitchen eating area she created artwork on the ceiling that looks like little tables on blocks. The dining area has a ceiling that drops and rises.  In the master bedroom the ceiling extends down behind the bed.

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The ceilings in the Adderley model at Quail West are a big part of the home’s unique interior design. (Photo: Photos by Andrea Stetson/Special to The News-Press)

“It acts like a canopy - a modern canopy,” she explained. “It is just something a little bit different.”

Different and unique was what she was looking for when creating her ceiling artwork. She said it was fun having such a large unobstructed pallet to work with.

“Design is a lot more than pretty furniture and pretty things,” McDaniel stated.

“You not only look out when you enter but you look up. Even on the lanai we had a little fun with the ceiling.”

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This home on Marco Island by Panorama Homes has people looking up at the wood beam ceilings. (Photo: Photos by Andrea Stetson/Special to The News-Press)

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