We're finishing our basement into a 'poor mans loft'. By that, I'd like to keep it a bit 'as-is'. We've stained the concrete floor, are going to leave the steel i-beams and brick fireplace exposed. And while I like the look of exposed ceiling joists, this is an OLD house, so the ceiling is a bit of a mess. I'd like to put in a floating drop ceiling (leaving a few feet gap around the edge). I want to leave some of the joists exposed, but have a more finished look for most of it.
Big Box stores carry about 20 different ceiling tile/grid systems...ALL WHITE. Ugh.
Any ideas for alternatives? Looking for a) cheap and b) NOT white.