Painting exposed ceiling beams black is more than an accent to a living space, it brings classic intrigue and an updated farmhouse feel to this transitional room. Using thick, textured material for the fireplace mantel adds a striking focal point that emulates the rustic nature of the dining table.
The focal point of this white family room is a vaulted ceiling with exposed wood beams and two black circular chandeliers. A white sofa and armchairs are paired with a woven natural fiber area rug, while two black French doors open to reveal backyard patio area.
A jute accent chair injects natural texture to warm up this white bedroom. The board and batten fireplace connects with a beadboard-covered pitched ceiling and exposed wooden beam in true farmhouse style. The sleek black fireplace introduces a contemporary element to contrast with country-inspired elements.
Keeping the furnishings simple in this dining room calls attention to the lovely Spanish-style architecture with its graceful arches, high ceiling and beautiful wood floors. Black exposed beams pull the eye up and make the ceiling appear even loftier.
The contemporary kitchen features a tongue-and-groove cathedral ceiling, sleek cabinetry and exposed wood beams. Smooth black countertops and black leather bar chairs bring a dark contrast to the wood cabinets and details and white ceiling panels, backsplash and wall paint.
Dark accents unify this soaring open plan space from the wood beams in the vaulted ceiling to the window frame down to the black barstools. The pendant lights literally and visually help draw a connecting line from top to bottom.
White upper cabinets are balanced by black base cabinets in this contemporary kitchen. A white tile backsplash is in a herringbone pattern adds texture and interest, while and exposed ceiling beam nods to the house's midcentury style.
A rustic guest bedroom is full of browns and oranges. The leaf bedding and the ceiling’s wood panels bring natural elements into the space. Designer Sandra Espinet used Light gray and black river rocks and pebbles to create the wall-mounted headboards.
This neutral sitting area features an eye-catching, glossy black stone fireplace paired with medium grain wood accents. A contemporary chandelier hangs from the exposed beam ceiling, while a wooden sofa and two armchairs offer cozy spots for relaxing.
Rich wood cabinets encompass this large kitchen including a refrigerator finish that blends it in with the cabinets. Exposed ceiling beams and hardwood floors create a warm, wood-wrapped design throughout the room. Black wood chairs line the island at the overhang of the granite countertop.
Exposed ceiling beams stand out against the contrasting light and dark wood cabinetry. Two-tone cabinets set the stage for a bold, black and white diamond-patterned floor, which mimics the butcher block island countertop.
This light and bright dining room features an open layout that allows for easy transition to the living room and kitchen. A circular metal chandelier hangs above the black wooden dining set, while a sisal area rug is placed underneath. The exposed beam vaulted ceiling gives the room a larger appearance.
This bright kitchen pairs together white and black Shaker style cabinets for a minimalistic look. The exposed beam ceiling is lined in white wood planks and includes a skylight, which provides a source of natural light. Stainless steel appliances and gray and white Quartzite countertops finish off the look of the space.