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Gone are the days of popcorn textured ceilings, thankfully!  However, the emerging trend for ceilings is that they no longer want to be painted, well ceiling white.  In the newest of designs where less clutter and a more monochromatic color palettes are taking center stage, the opportunities for design may lie just above your head.  Look to your ceiling or shall we say, your 5th wall?
Still popular in our area is a traditional beam or coffered ceiling detail to add a contrast in color and/or texture to the room.  The spaces between the coffers may be painted the wall color or even a shade darker to add contrast to the trim elements of the coffer.  If beams enter the picture, they may be a rustic element meant to warm up a more modern space.  Using a true barn wood or distressed wood detai l would serve to add some texture.  How about adding ship lap just in the center of the beams to create a centered focal point to the room as a whole?
In most spaces I design, if the ceiling is not t…

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