The 5th Wall? What the heck are you talking about Christine, you may be asking yourself. In designer speak, the 5th Wall pertains to the ceiling in your room. And it is often a forgotten room element, but it’s a surface with so much design potential. When your room is just not speaking to you, an excellent way to add interest and drama to the room is just by adding moulding and trim elements to your ceiling.
While I was at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Orlando Florida earlier this month on my second trip with BlogtourKBIS, my jaw dropped when I entered the Metrie Booth, one of the sponsors for this years Blogtour. There were 4 different vignettes that showcased the visual power that moulding and trim can add to your ceiling. Get ready to start drooling……
Vignette 1: The Socialites Dressing Room
This one was my absolute favourite….a dressing room for a stylish socialite or a fashionista…..or a GlamaMama. My motto is go bold or go home! Why not highlight a gorgeous chandelier by adding crown moulding and wallpaper that makes a statement on the ceiling.
In this vignette, Metrie’s Fashion Forward collection was used. With a tongue-in-cheek nod to Art Deco style, this glamorous boudoir space is feminine with a distinctly bold edge. Vibrant pink accents pop against contrasting black and white hues, only to be accessorized, like in fashion, with classic hits of gold.
Vignette 2: The Weekender’s Retreat Foyer
If you’re drawn to sculptural curves and glamour, or you’re inspired by the classic forms of the Baroque and Empire periods, then you’ll love the French Curves Collection™ that was used in this vignette.
This chandelier is to die for but if it was just hanging from a plain white ceiling, it definitely would not have the oomph that it gets with this moulding and trim detail.
Invoking a masculine vibe
As feminine as the first 2 vignettes were, these last 2 ceilings definitely invoke a masculine vibe through the use of colour and lines in the mouldings. Here in The Author’s Library, the Pretty Simple Collection was used.
For the Wine Sommelier’s Wine Cellar vignette, the Very Square Collection was used. If you’re drawn to strong, crisp lines and precise geometry, this collection is a great place to start.
So are you are tired of a particular room in your home and not sure what to do? If you have added colour to the walls and purchased new furniture and it still doesn’t seem enough.
Then maybe its time to make your home runway worthy with the latest interior finishing trends that will have you rethinking casings, baseboards and crown mouldings.
Stay tuned for my next KBIS blog update! xo