Look at this intersection of tray ceiling, HVAC box in the corner and two doorways.
If ever there were a case for improvising when decorating with moldings, this is the precedent setting example right here.
How in the world does one design moldings around this mess?
The only answer is to integrate as many of the moldings together as possible.
I wanted a soffit crown and I wanted entablatures on the doors, so I simply designed the room’s crown to be part of the entablature cornice.
Writing this post re-ignited my frustration with tray ceilings, and so I think I’ll write something more about them.
Similar to these pictures, above my entryway door I’m thinking of incorporating an entablature into the crown. My ceiling is 8′ and the doorway is wide with sidelights so I think the proportions will work but I was wondering if you have other similar pictures or a closeup. In my head I was thinking of having the crown and cornice follow the entablature but it looks like you have the cornice uninterrupted in this picture.
You’re right, Brad, the cornice on this installation is a soffit that does not wrap with the entablature crown. But it could have.
The soffit extends about six inches beyond the main part of the crown. I did not wrap the soffit with the entablature because I wanted the soffit to be even all the way around the room, unififying it’s otherwise discontinuous floor plan. It was a very hard room to design for.