The new fireplace surround features the same travertine that was used in the kitchen. The mantel was fashioned from an 80-year-old Douglas fir beam that purchased for $25 at the local salvaged building center.
The main living spaces in the interior have an open concept design to make the most of the vaulted ceilings and expansive views. Exposed Douglas fir beams and gleaming hardwood floors add to the home's rustic grandeur.
Dining alfresco can be as elegant as indoor dinner parties, especially with a space as chic as this rustic outdoor kitchen and dining area. Blue stone tile grounds the space, while distressed Douglas fir beams on the ceiling and knotty cedar cabinets in the adjacent kitchen give the space a true Old World feel.
Transom windows, sliding doors and picture windows bring the outdoor wine country vistas into this inviting dining room. Though furnishings have the modern style that the homeowners love, their materials offer the organic touch that relates the space to the Douglas fir ceiling beams and trim and the surrounding property.
A trio of Tibetan water carrying vessels are repurposed as pendant lights in this inviting kitchen in Sonoma County, Calif. The lights complement the exposed Douglas fir ceiling beams and the sweeping views of wine country, while the porcelain island countertops and modern dining chairs provide a juxtaposition to the natural elements in the space.
The warm feel of the loft's Douglas fir and pine timber beams is carried into the kitchen via wood shelves, barstools and even the cutting boards. The shelving is open, letting the handsome ceramic dishes be an integral part of the decor.
Exposed beams made of Douglas fir and pine were one of the elements designers preserved from the loft's original architecture. They serve as a jumping off point for the many other natural elements used throughout the home. Here, in the kitchen, marble waterfall countertops and simple, dome-shaped pendants are so pretty.