Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Look Up!

Commercial spaces are such a great place to get design inspiration. They are often very bold and adventurous. One of my favorite things in commercial spaces is the attention given to ceilings. No boring white planes of emptiness!
This beautiful Spanish restaurant does an amazing job of making the most of the large expanse above. Its interesting how subtle the rest of the decor is. The intricate angles of the ceiling are such a focal point, the space doesn't need much else. Love it!
I realize most of us can't tear down our ceilings and build an entire new shape, but there can still be a lot done. How about at least painting them a more interesting color than white? Also, add details like antique looking medallions coupled with modern light fixtures. That's a personal favorite!
One more thing! I'm crazy about the hand drawn pictures on the restroom doors. Doors as art? Who knew?

4 comments:

Erin said...

How fun is the restroom art??? Love it!

Karena said...

Very inspiring and the art, Yea!!

henzy said...

you're not the only one.. i think they are just fabulous..

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Ooooooh...LOVE that potty art.