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Creative Ceilings You Must See to Believe

Whether you're designing a home or just a fan of creative architecture, this gallery will not disappoint. Check out these creative ceilings, and be inspired!


Among those who appreciate fine architecture, everyone seems to have their favorite design element. One person may see an old estate with towering Corinthian pillars and get all giddy, while another looks for cornices decked out with medallions and dentils. Us? We're pretty big fans of creative ceilings, but you probably could have guessed that. In our business, we have the opportunity to see all kinds of ceilings, but while they're all great in their own way, some creative ceilings stand out from the rest. In this post, we will share as many of our favorites as we can. For the full gallery (and to find your own favorites), click here.

Octagonal Groin Vault

Here is one of our favorite creative ceilings. This octagonal groin vault proves that nothing is impossible. This is a custom-made design that takes multiple groin vaults and pieces them together to create a dramatic and completely original look. We can't wait to see this design come to life!

Custom Dome Ceiling

Much like the octagonal groin vault, this creative ceiling is a complete custom job. We have some amazing pre-made kits that customers love, but sometimes, we meet a customer whose imagination is far greater than anything in existence. And then, we get the opportunity to create an architectural masterpiece such as this. The drooping chandelier creates new and interesting curves within a curve, and it offers a great deal of visual appeal. Creative ceilings don't have to be complex. Just change one thing, and it's a new look.

Suspended Radius Ceiling

This suspended radius ceiling was as fun to create as it is to see. You may notice that the contractors are about to install recessed light fixtures within this awesome radius. That's a good call because a creative ceiling of this magnitude deserves to be illuminated.

Igloo Ceiling

You may have trouble identifying this one because it isn't a standard ceiling type. This is a creative ceiling that was requested by one of our customers, and we have since called it the Igloo Ceiling for obvious reasons (it looks like an igloo ceiling). To create this look, we combined a barrel vault with an archway. Igloo ceilings, as we now call them, are perfect for cutting out space in a full barrel ceiling for a window or an entryway. And as you can see here, they also add a unique decorative element.

Cloister Vault

The design you're looking at here is one of our new creative ceilings that we now call a Cloister Vault. This was made by combining a cove ceiling and a barrel vault, creating a separation between the barrel and the wall.


Last but not least, is the Grome Ceiling. This is another of our favorites. The grome, as you might suspect, is a combination of a groin vault and a dome ceiling. It's somewhat reminiscent of a clover, isn't it? These creative ceilings are meant to show you that you don't have to be limited to our prefab kits. If you're looking for something with a little more pizazz, just let us know. We can build anything you can imagine.

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