Interior Design: Vaulted Ceilings
Jewelry retail is all about the customer experience. A particularly interesting and effective approach becoming more common is the use of ceiling design to create a unique environment.
A vaulted ceiling extends upward from the walls to the center of the ceiling, creating a dramatic space overhead. This style of vaulted ceiling is also known as a cathedral ceiling. Cathedral ceilings normally mirror the roof structure and have sides that slope and meet at a ridge in the center. Today, most people use the terms “cathedral” and “vaulted” interchangeably.
Vaulted ceilings may be styled in a number of ways to match the look of your business, whether modern, rustic, industrial or traditional. The softness of an arched ceiling can add the perfect touch for a modern structure.
A vaulted ceiling is a wonderful reason to incorporate reclaimed beams, as seen in Williams Jewelers. The wood beams originated from a local forest in Colorado and is indigenous to the area. The wood vaulted ceiling gives customers the touch and feel of being home.
- They offer a sense of grandeur and spaciousness. Opening up a ceiling often creates a sense of airiness—owners are, after all, providing a lot more overhead space in a room.
- They allow for natural light. With all that extra height comes extra space for tall windows or skylights, both of which contribute to a room’s brightness and natural light.
- They’re a dramatic design feature. They’re certainly something to look at in a room, and they can be customized to fit your overall design aesthetic.
About the Author: Leslie McGwire™ has over 35 years in business development, interior design, equipment, furniture sales and marketing services in retail and jewelry-based businesses. Leslie has won 25 national design awards, including the prestigious Salon Today and INSTORE Jewelry Store awards. Leslie has a true passion for business, design in the retail and the jewelry industries.