As a teenager I was very interested in ceilings. I am not entirely sure where this came from. My high school had unusual ceilings and I spent quite a bit of time being bored there. So it follows that I really knew what those particular ceilings looked like. I have to admit, I have fallen down in recent years in the art of ceiling appreciation. I can tell you in detail, I can probably draw a pretty reasonable sketch, of my math classroom’s ceiling. But I have no idea what the ceilings in my grad school apartments looked like.
I do maintain that the Great Court at the British Museum is my idea of a perfect space, and it is defined by that ceiling.
I found a slide show of inspiration ceilings over at Elle Decor. Nothing that could not be done with some time and determination. My current apartment has very lackluster ceilings. It is a failing. I should probably remedy that.