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DIY: Ceiling Medallions as Decor

DIY: Ceiling Medallions as Decor

Noticed recently: ceiling medallions used as decor. Vintage medallions make a big design impact with little environmental impact.

Above two photos: A restaurant installation by Toronto-based Commute.

Above L: A Scandinavian living room with a vintage plaster ceiling medallion. Above R: A vintage medallion as part of a tabletop display. Both via Vita Tankar Cecilia.

Above: Classic Ceilings offers a wide range of wall and ceiling ornaments, including a good selection of paintable high-density furniture grade polyurethane medallions; prices start at $22.20 for a 10-inch Arstyle Medallion.

On the subject of ceilings, here are some ideas from Remodelista for overhead light fixtures: 10 Easy Pieces: Ceiling Socket Fixtures.

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1:45AM PDT on Aug 12, 2012

Interesting article.

9:29PM PST on Jan 27, 2012

Thanks for the article.

2:32PM PDT on Oct 4, 2011

Interesting and quite lovely.

2:08PM PDT on Jun 17, 2011

Great idea

8:52AM PDT on May 23, 2011


4:03PM PDT on May 2, 2011

I don't really understand what these ceiling medallions are but they sure do look nice!

4:02PM PDT on May 2, 2011

I don't really understand what these ceiling medallions are!

2:01PM PDT on Apr 17, 2011

I like one by itself, maybe two, but several looks too busy for me.

7:23AM PDT on Apr 14, 2011

Good and attractive decors.

7:52PM PDT on Apr 12, 2011


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