Look! Painted Ceilings of the South

While on vacation in Georgia last week, we were enchanted by the gorgeous wraparound porches of the plantation style homes. We noticed, early on, that many of the ceilings had been painted various shades of sky blue and turquoise. We're absolutely smitten with the idea of bringing the sky down to the ceiling---or rather, extending the ceiling skyward!

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Even in a dreadfully hot day, sitting on the often elevated wraparound porches allows you to feel a refreshing cross-breeze. Most patios are outfitted with a full outdoor living area, complete with ceiling fans and rocking chairs. The added detail of painting the ceiling light blue just made us smile, as it added to the bright, airy feel of these southern balconies.

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If and when we ever have a balcony we're definitely going to try to find a way to add this colorful detail to the mix. We may not get the full, two story wraparound porch, but the idea is fresh and cheery! It makes us want to sip lemonade and watch the neighborhood kids ride their bikes up and down the street.

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