For centuries, the statement ceiling has been the ultimate sign of extravagance and luxury. Just think of the larger-than-life, vaulted ceiling of the Versailles or the celestial mural at the Grand Central Terminal. In Singapore, this can be seen on the ceilings of the Hassell-designed Atlas Bar.
Statement ceilings fell out of fashion by the 1940s, especially with the Modernist- and Minimalist-dominated decades that followed. However, the trend is making a comeback this year, with experts naming it one of their interior design predictions for 2019. The old-world grandeur is recreated with bold paints, tailored wallpapers, or expressionist elements to complement a modern space.
For ideas on how to incorporate this rising trend into your home, click through the gallery.