Is It Tray Ceiling Or Tres As In Tres Magnifique Ceiling

Dated: 10/03/2019

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Thanks to Kendra Novak for ahsring on REALTOR® Roundtable.
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(I've heard this architectural feature referred to as a recessed or  -incorrectly-  "coffered ceiling".)

The “Très Magnifique Ceiling” (or is it, “Tray??”)

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All You Need to Know About Tray Ceilings

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.


Related article: 

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 ..." 

https://www.homedit.com/tray-ceilings-focal-point/ 


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