Situated between the kitchen and living room, this dining room takes advantage of the timbered ceiling that spans the open space. The room's natural appeal comes from the abundance of warm wood elements, from the floors to window trim to ceiling timbers and kitchen cabinetry.
This rustic open concept kitchen and dining area features a custom wood table with bench, a deer antler chandelier, a breakfast bar Island with repurposed timber used for stools, dark wood cabinets, and knotty pine wall and ceiling paneling.
The open architecture of this staircase gives a beautifully modern to the design. Wire railing keeps the structure even more open to the surrounding room. Three large pendant lights hang in the high ceiling to decorate the space and highlight the modern style.
Bold floor-to-ceiling art adorns the wall to the side of this urban industrial open living space. Architectural elements such as exposed brick, beams and ductwork show the raw personality of the neutral space, while understated furnishings serve to highlight the open room's structure.
A long hallway features myriad windows to let in light and open this rustic-modern retreat to its sweeping view of the Wyoming landscape. Meanwhile, wood walls and ceiling beams give a nod to the home's cabin decor. Floor timbers are place on the diagonal, visually expanding the space.
Glass walls invite seamless indoor-outdoor living in this chic Santa Barbara, Calif. kitchen. Cast-in-place structural concrete walls support the roof structure as the ceiling curvature brings focus down to the ocean view. Floating storage echoes the elevated kitchen island and influences the open feel.
A beautifully detailed wood structure includes ceiling beams, tall columns and an open stair design in this great room. A long wood-topped bar takes a slight curve in front of the floating glass shelves perfect for bottle storage. A row of wooden barstools with neutral leather seats lines the bar.
A black and white striped ceiling and black carpet create a bold look in this modern home office. Black-framed windows with black Roman shades pop against the white walls. A long black desk and white cabinet structure provide plenty of storage and work space while keeping the center of the room open.
This design studio boasts an angular cement structure with floor-to-ceiling sliding steel and glass windows that open up to the backyard for indoor-outdoor living. The guest bedroom on the top floor overlooks views of Beverly Hills and Los Angeles. This contemporary structure complements the main house that was designed and built 20 years prior to the design studio, but they work together seamlessly as if they were designed and built at the same time.
If you love the open flow and exposed structures of loft-style spaces but don’t happen to live in an actual loft, no worries: It’s easy to give any room in any house an industrial edge. In the living room of a midcentury house, for example, designer Michelle Lord left the ceiling beams beams and metal ducting exposed and hung open shelving created from plumbing pipes and reclaimed wood.
The ceiling over this covered outdoor living room features dark wood exposed beams that create a bold contrast against the light neutral structure. Floral slip covered sofas, a wood book cabinet and stone surrounded fireplace make up one cozy room. The space moves smoothly into another living space closer to the open outdoor wall.
While the design of this traditional cabana ties into the existing house, certain details lend it a more casual style. Columns that match the home's architecture give structure to the front of the cabana while contributing to its open feel. Meanwhile, lattice-work joining the columns is reminiscent of beach house design, as is the vaulted ceiling finished with white beadboard and exposed beams.