This warm and tranquil living room features wood ceiling beams, a framed fireplace and a circle of seating. Although elegant, the furnishings are inviting, using sumptuous textiles and curved shapes to evoke softness. An oval mirrored coffee table on a softly patterned rug centers the space.
Exposed dark wood ceiling beams add color to an otherwise all-white living room. A brick fireplace, tufted coffee table, oversized white sofa, and ornate framed mirror add character to the space's clean look.
Dark, rich woods and stone surfaces combine to create a castle-like kitchen with rustic warmth and traditional styling. Weathered beams create a coffered effect on the ceiling, and faux finished walls throughout add to the home's castle-inspired ambiance. A stone accent wall surrounds the cooking area.
The decking is left natural, while the rafters are stained to match the doors and windows of the house. Contrasts such as this are repeated throughout the Longs’ design. The architects opted for a simple ceiling fan without a light kit, hanging string lights along the perimeter for soft illumination at night.
Here's a kitchen that feels contained and cozy -- until you look up. The lofty ceilings allow the wood-clad kitchen to breathe, keeping it from feeling closed in. White walls and a high window also bring a beautiful brightness to the space.
Dark wood cabinetry, ceiling beams and accents are balanced by white paint and wall tiles and a lightly colored granite countertop in the master bathroom of a Spanish colonial-style villa in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
This spacious French country kitchen features gorgeous ceiling beams made of reclaimed wood, an ornate stove hood and a gas range. Cream cabinetry contrasts beautifully against the warm wood in the kitchen island and the window panes above the sink.
People gravitate to the kitchen no matter the design or layout, but guests will certainly flock to this Tuscan-inspired kitchen. Rustic wrought-iron urn pendants hang from the exposed beams while recessed lighting lines the brick barrel ceiling. Below, an oversized island faces a muted stone hearth with tumbled-tile backsplash.
Upstairs, a dark wood ceiling and ornate chandelier bring a dose of drama to the master bedroom. To further the lavish look, the designers outfitted the bed with plush pillows and rich linens, and then pulled in a traditional armoire.
The former eyesore that was the fireplace is skinned with stucco and painted white, simplifying the lines and overall look. A simple wood mantel was installed that ties in with new reclaimed-wood ceiling beams and a new wood floor.