SUBTLE, SPECTACULAR AND COST EFFECTIVE PERIOD PLASTER CEILINGS
A. Thayer Smith III, Inc. loves to create period decorative ceilings in ornamental plaster for large rooms such as living and dining areas, libraries or large foyers. No other architectural element can so fully shape the impression given by a newly constructed interior space. We share our clients delight in discovering the range of effects achievable in plaster. There is no more efficient way to add elegance to a smaller room or create intimacy in a larger one. We welcome the return to fashion of the period decorative ceiling for its powerful effects, both subtle and spectacular.
Designing new work that is tasteful and expressive is not as daunting as it seems. We work closely with owners, architects and general contractors to develop ceiling designs which deliberately work to enhance the function of a room. Long associated with the most prestigious architecture, plaster is paradoxically the least costly of raw materials and the most cost effective way to create certain architectural effects. New technologies allow us efficiencies for the installation of ceiling cornices and mouldings, medallions and other decoration that were unavailable to the period plasterer. Our intimate understanding of this material benefits our clients from design of the ceiling through its completion.
At right is a detail of the new ceiling in the Music Room at Longwood Gardens in Chads Ford, PA. This structurally damaged ceiling was faithfully copied and completely replaced.
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Ceiling Idea Book
A Collection of Plaster Ceilings We Like