A different Thursday Three- Painted walls, ceilings and beams

Super busy today, but in the middle of a restoring a handpainted piece my mind slips to the wall and ceiling paintings that I plan to execute here at the French village house.

Look at this one –left-JP!

painted ceiling Alsace

This simple ceiling from Normandy is very appealing, though I am struggling to find the original link- sorry if it’s your photo

link image Normandy ceiling

Might well inspire the tulip room ceiling design.


An alternative to painting on the walls or ceilings themselves is to mount prepainted panels in wood (ceilings) or paper (walls). Peter Korver does this  Peter Korver

This-bottom left- from Drottingholm Palace; perfectly illustrates with it’s tree of life motifs the kind of imagery that I plan to paint onto the long wall in the cave. Link is a little dodgy, sorry. The three other walls will be the original stone, untreated and raw.  link painted wall panels

I have got as far as deciding that the tulip room ceiling and cave wall will have their designs painted on in neutral shades & no bright colours. Believe me, at my speed, this is a fast and significant decision!


About coteetcampagne

Artist, period home maker, renovator, restorer, Francophile. My mission is to save the old stuff, one beautiful piece at a time
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12 Responses to A different Thursday Three- Painted walls, ceilings and beams

  1. Interesting from what century do you think the plafond paintings are? And yes, the Drottningholm ones are wonderful (we do have a copy they sell at the castle in our library in our house in the archipelago). BTW, we live 10 min from Drottningholm and go there quite frequently to enjoy the beautiful 18th century interiors.


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    • I cannot discover the age of the first painted ceiling but I would take an educated guess at medieval!
      The motifs are classic for that period.

      The Normandy ceiling is a little younger . I think both are very beautiful and I think this one will inspire one of our bedroom ceilings.

      One day we will visit Drottningholm to see the beautiful interiors. As you may have guessed, I love old Swedish interiors too, particularly what we call “Gustavien”!!


  2. francetaste says:

    The Maison des Memoires in Carcassonne has some exquisite painted ceilings. And the abbey in Saint-Hilaire…

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  3. Osyth says:

    Beautiful selection. I am toying with painting panels in Marcolès when we ever get that far …. before I make a decision I will be consulting my Guru in the Aude 🙂

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  4. MELewis says:

    Very much liking that tree of life motif!

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  5. poshbirdy says:

    Lovely choices, all. I can see that Normandy one working perfectly at yours x

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