The second floor of this countryside home features a plethora of natural hand hewn beams that bring a rustic cabin look to this space. The vaulted ceilings and windows allow for views even at the top of the stairs.
The stone fireplace creates a focal point in the living room. Defined by hand hewn wood beams, the surround is made of handmade tile, while a custom wrought iron fire screen with carries the spiderweb motif into the living room from the foyer.
The exposed wood beams white oak and coordinate visually with the new hardwood floors and furnishings in natural wood finish. The windows get new shutters, while the fireplace gets a new marble surround and hearth. The oversized coffee table with hand-turned legs is the handiwork of furniture designer and wood craftsman Clint Harp.
Two traditional-style wing-back chairs beautifully contrast with rough-hewn ceiling beams in this rustic-Southwestern home. Large glass pedant lights draw the eye up and illuminate the hallway that lies in between the sitting area and the dining room beyond. A clever arrangement of artwork lines the wall of the hallway for visual interest.
This modern Tuscan-style kitchen pays homage to the traditional details associated with the design through its use of color, architecture and accessories. Wood rafters help enclose the kitchen, while exposing the cathedral ceilings and intricate, artistic murals along the walls and ceilings. Simple wrought iron fixtures showcase Old World appeal with a contemporary edge. With massive wooden beams, terra-cotta tiles from Italy and hand-painted frescoes of Italian vineyards — this kitchen cooks up Italian flavor from floor to ceiling. But it's the bread warmer and wine cellar that stores up to 1,800 bottles that make this an Italian paradise. Appliances include two Miele dishwashers, a vegetable steamer, a built-in espresso machine and a five-burner Thermador stove.
This mountain home has a lodge look and feel with its vaulted ceilings and exposed hand hewn beams. The open concept living and dining room features plenty of natural light with large picture windows that look out on the North Carolina mountains.
This bathroom puts a rustic twist on spa style with wood-paneled walls, rough-hewn wood beams and a soaking tub with dramatic views. The custom cabinets were made from antique barn boards, and the sinks are antique terra-cotta planters.
A stone wall and rough-hewn ceiling beams add and Old World sensibility to this transitional dining room. The neutral palette is dressed up with colorful artwork and plush navy-blue dining chairs. Wine storage built in to the room makes choosing the right vintage for meals a snap.