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Is It Tray Ceiling Or Tres As In Tres Magnifique Ceiling
I’ve got a hunch how — at least in some people’s minds — “tray” ceiling became “trey”: “très” is French for “very” (as in “very beautiful”).
From there, it’s just a small step (and single letter) to “trey.”
Of course, that’s also how the word sounds phonetically.
However, the correct adjective for a recessed ceiling — often directly over a bed or Dining Room table, and marked with dramatic, custom moldings — is “tray.”
As in, it resembles an inverted tray.
10 Reasons Tray Ceilings Are Meant For You
"Do you feel like you’re living in a box? Many homes can feel too squarish with their straight walls, straight floors and straight ceilings. You can paint and carpet all you like, but you’ll still have a flat surface above your head. Lucky for you, there is a simple way to fix the whole view. Simply push into the space above your ceiling ..."
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