Rustic wood ceiling - natural wood examples

by brae  

I do appreciate the feedback on the ceiling being white, but I swear to you I am not making things up!  :D  There is such a thing as a natural wood ceiling in an art studio.

Here is a link to one that is more modern - by Olson Kundig Architects.

And, here is one that is more rustic - by

Hmm...decisions, decisions!


Comment from: Janine [Visitor]
Hi Otterine, I have seen studios with a wood ceiling. .. It does have a certain '70's vibe. A studio is all about the light so white is appropriate also I believe the leaf shaped decks will also be in wood. I often think it is helpful to have another's opinion as it helps clarify what you definitely do not like. As always, following with interest. Regards Janine
02/14/13 @ 20:33
Comment from: Lucille [Visitor]
Brae, you seem to be hankering for a wood ceiling, so why not just have one but paint it white. I'm suggesting you paint it white because you don't have a big space like your models above. A white ceiling will make the room seem higher. The first model has a dark ceiling and a light floor but the dark ceiling is not high so it looks good with the light floor. The second model has a dark floor and a dark ceiling but that's okay because the ceiling is high. That's why I'm suggesting since you want to varnish your floor that you should have a light ceiling.
02/14/13 @ 21:37
Comment from: Blondie [Visitor]
I think the wood ceiling will be very original and pretty. You are so talented that no matter what you decide, it will look amazing!
02/15/13 @ 06:50
Comment from: Lyssa [Visitor]
You're first instincts always work out so well, Pea. Go with the wood. It just looks funny right now because it is all nekkid and neutral tones. Have you tried a mock-up picture with all the stuff in their with the ceiling?
02/15/13 @ 07:11
Comment from: April [Visitor]
Ok, dropping my 2 cents in here - no holds barred. I absolutely hated that grey wood armstrong ceiling from the previous post. These two are gorgeous, however, and the wood is light. I would certainly try to sway you away from staining them dark in a studio space &#59;) These two artists studios do have white walls as well as loads of lighting that comes from below the ceiling line, thereby making good use of the reflective white surfaces, while allowing the upper portions of the space to have focal interest, rather than boring white drywall. IMO drywall is not conducive with a beautiful creative space. Your home is not white and you work in there with good lighting. I'll have words with anyone who says your work suffers because it's not stark white :p
02/15/13 @ 12:07
Comment from: Amanda [Visitor]
This is just my opinion but you are using industrial style spaces as inspiration, the wood on the ceiling works in those spaces because of the ceiling height... movieand it seems like the low point of your ceiling is really low, very close to that window... I think that's why people are having trouble... If the rest of the ceiling was as high as the back part it might not look so "awkward"...
02/15/13 @ 12:27
Comment from: Debra [Visitor]
I think the idea of mock-ups with everything in there is a good one. Then you can really see what works and what doesn't. At the end of the day, I say go with your instincts. Whatever you ultimately decide, I know it will look fabulous!
02/15/13 @ 15:26
Comment from: Angie Hall [Visitor]
I love the wood ceiling, and your creative instincts are right on; always have been. Your work is so wonderful. I know you'll rock it!
02/15/13 @ 17:36
Comment from: Kathy [Visitor]
I just discovered your blog. Looks like great fun reading ahead! However one early on comment -- I was excited to see that you are a "round wire" fan rather than tape. It is much easier I think. Here's something for you to try re wires sticking to the tape holding them to the walls. I have found that paper tape is just right - sticky enough but not too sticky. And just the right width to cover a wire without cutting. If you run your wires through grooves cut in ahead of time in the walls or floors, paper tape is so thin that you will have no show through when you wall paper. Thanks! I am looking forward to following.
02/18/13 @ 19:57
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thanks for the tip on paper tape, Kathy! :) I'm charging ahead with my wood ceiling. :))
02/18/13 @ 22:08

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