Somewhere I've seen some sort of cloth-draping deal, sort of like curtains "draped" across the ceiling hiding all the joists and mechanicals. Has anyone heard of such a thing ? (Did I see this in a movie ?) Sure looks like not much work. Not sure if this can be done, and if it would forever collect dust and/or be a fire hazard somehow.
Barring that does anyone have experience with, or know of, a line of suspended ceiling panels that would look acceptable - i.e., fit in with an old house, as opposed to looking like an office.