Ceilings – Interior Design’s No-Man’s Land

Ceilings – Interior Design’s No-Man’s Land

In today’s interiors, attention seems to be lavished on every possible detail, often without giving the ceiling a second thought. “Paint it white” seems to be the relentless mantra. But in looking at ceilings throughout history, astonishing attention was clearly paid to the space above our heads. The ceiling above is currently being restored by Save Venice Inc., and is in the Sala Dell’Albergo, the “board room” of a prestigious brotherhood, the Scuola della Carità, a building now part of the famous Accademia Galleries on the Grand Canal in...