March 30th, 2009

Art from Floor to Ceiling

We’ve recently completed a rather large project here in our long neglected lunch room: a decorated coffered ceiling. Actually, it’s NOT completed as now I want to add wood detailing and pattern to the beams, but that’s for another day, week, month.  There are 15 different coffers, and naturally, I wanted a different pattern for each one, so scoured my design books for my favorite allover tile designs. We have now added these to the Modello line of decorative masking patterns and they come from historical patterns from Spain, Portugal and Cuba. I’ve mentioned before how much I LOVE tile patterns. Feeling rather lazy efficient about the whole thing, I decided to forego applying them directly to the ceiling and did them on the Roclon canvas that we sell instead. This way, they could be done easily and in a production style on our studio tabletops and installed with heavy duty wallpaper past on the ceiling when completed.


I used SkimStone for this project-a trowel-on product actually designed for resurfacing concrete floors, but that also works great on the Roclon for wall and ceiling panels. I love the color range and look of this product so much!


Here is a panel in progress with the pattern now being removed.  As these patterns would be great for floors, countertops and tabletops I decided to photograph them as they might look when used for that application….











And here they are on the ceiling! Great thanks to the girls of the West Coast Artisans Guild for their help on this project.



New allover tile Modello patterns here.

6 Responses to “Art from Floor to Ceiling”

  1. Yolanda Says:

    I know it’s been said before…


  2. Melanie Says:

    Always nice to hear, though. Thanks!

  3. Jill Reeves Says:

    Amazing! I love the patterns and colors.

  4. Sanity Fair Says:

    Really marvelous designs. The ceiling is stunning.

  5. dabney Says:

    That is some unbelievable looking stuff. So, the Skimstone was applied through a stencil and then the raised surfaces were painted? I’m just not sure what I am looking at…

  6. Melanie Says:

    The Skimstone was mixed in various colors and then troweled thinly through the open areas of the pattern!