Thursday, April 12, 2012

Details

It is so easy to ignore the floor and ceilings of spaces, but during my visit to The Hermitage (in St. Petersburg) I couldn't help but notice how much attention had been placed on these two things. The impact that a floor or ceiling can have, is incredible.




Pictures all by Things That Sparkle

How beautiful are all of these patterns? The geometric patterns and detail in the wood inlay floors had me tripping over my own feet. As for the ceiling, the gilded and colorful panels were distracting they were so beautiful. There just is not enough attention paid to these details in new architecture. Yes some of the gold might be a bit tacky now, but those floors? They would be incredible anywhere.


21 comments:

  1. Just beautiful! To think that the craftsmanship took hours, days, months to finish! Back then they really focused on quality and artistry!

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  2. I love the ceilings! So beautiful and over the top.

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  3. Those ceilings are truly incredible.

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  4. I love this. So much inspiration, seriously!

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  5. So pretty! Those ceilings are incredible!

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  6. I agree you must always look UP and DOWn in a museum or historical place, or really anywhere for that matter. It's all in details!

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  7. those gilded ceilings are insane! so gorgeous. xo

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  8. I was just there this past summer - the floors and ceilings are amazing! There was one room where the pattern of the ceiling was recreated in the floors directly beneath. I've never seen rooms so detailed. I loved the room with Catherine's clock - with the owls and mushrooms all in gold!

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  9. Well as a girl that used to work in the hardwood flooring bus, I LOVE a parquet floor!!! So gorge. AND those ceilings??? DYING!

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  10. Beautiful details. I find ceilings are so often overlooked design-wise, but they're such a key element to the overall feel of the space. Crucial, and underappreciated, they are.

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  11. Such gorgeous details! I'm loving all of those wood inlay floors.

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  12. gorgeous al!!!!

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  13. Those floors are gorgeous! You are so right how easy it is to ignore the floors and ceilings! Thanks for sharing these amazing images with us!
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  14. GREAT photos, girl! I'm new here and I LOVE the look and feel of your site so far! Off to check out some more posts. Have a wonderful week! xo

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  15. Love the decorative ceilings!! Much better than the piping hanging out in ours! xo

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  16. so so so beautiful! People miss so many beautiful home details in the floors and ceilings.

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