A frieze is an architectural flat band between a cornice and an architrave.
The horizontal band was often decorated with a continuous, repeat pattern.
Decorative painters often are asked to create one in a space. It can make a room look bigger while adding a delicate design element. Usually horizontal and placed either below the crown molding or on the ceiling perimeter. Some common decorative finishes might include; plaster mold, stencil, trompe l’oeil, and polychrome. A couple of popular patterns; the Greek Key or an Arabesque flowing repeat pattern.
Wall frieze for a kids room by Grand Illusion
Ceiling frieze by Grand Illusion
Arabesque inspiration for the ceiling frieze.
More to come …