Exposed ductwork and ceiling beams bring an industrial vibe to the main dining room at Il Corso. Dark red chairs surround each table with black and white linens, and globe-shaped pendant lights dangle above, adding a fun element to the design. Reclaimed wood flooring and natural stone walls complete the look.
Those reclaimed wood ceilings and terra cotta tile floors extend onto the covered patio, making the outdoor space feel like a natural extension of the home. With a wicker sofa, two matching armchairs and a coffee table, the owners can use this space to entertain guests or simply snuggle up and watch the sunset.
Determined to revitalize their 1920s home versus tearing it down and starting new, the homeowners wanted a design that would remain true to the home’s traditional architecture while bringing in contemporary elements. Reclaimed wood ceiling beams adds a rustic quality to the living room, which pairs classic and modern furnishings together for a timeless, polished look.
This eclectic sunroom features paneled ceilings, custom Roman shades and peppy sage-and-white trim that makes the millwork pop. Modern chairs team with a woven sofa and reclaimed wood-topped coffee table for an effect that's casual yet effortlessly chic. The once dark and dated farmhouse is now open and airy, with a contemporary color palette and tons of natural light.
Fixer Upper Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines turned the once disastrous room into a bright, clean kitchen with new cabinets, wood floors, Carrera marble countertops and light gray paint with white trim. The old drop ceiling was removed, adding height to the room, and a wooden support beam was added. A subway tile backsplash, floating wood shelves and stainless steel appliances were also installed. Client Clint Harper added the finishing touches to the kitchen by making a beautiful island and vent hood out of reclaimed wood, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.
A large doorway opening to the outside keeps this living room feeling bright and open. Natural light bounces off the white walls and ceiling. A brown leather sofa and reclaimed wood beams add texture and slightly darker hues to the design. A mix of blue throw pillows and blue on the armchairs bring a splash of color to the space.
The front door, crafted from hemlock planks reclaimed from the interior of a 150-year-old home, complements the natural pine flooring and yellow birch panel ceiling in the HGTV Dream Home 2011. A white pendant light illuminates the space while black wood furniture and large accessories anchor the room. A gray floral patterned throw rug greets visitors to the home.
With great window views and a little extra head space, any guest is sure to enjoy this lofted bedroom. The reclaimed wood floors add elements of pattern and texture opposite the white shiplap ceiling mimicking the floor’s pattern. Having a second option for a private space in one tiny home is a huge asset for families.
The kitchen in this sleek, transitional California estate features a wide stone island with a waterfall edge, integrated appliances, custom cabinetry and a marble backsplash that extends to the high ceiling. French oak hardwood floors and reclaimed wood beams overhead bring a rustic touch that fits the oceanside setting. The space fully opens to the adjoining hearth room, offering a view to the sea beyond.
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.
A factory cart coffee table and reclaimed barn wood hung over the fireplace mantel add natural texture to this casual living space. A large brown sofa with white trim and a wing back chair provide a comfy place to sit back and enjoy the fireplace. The trio of windows are adorned with floor-to-ceiling indigo-blue drapes and bamboo blinds.
Although this space is small, designers used the architecture of the building as well as elements in their design to make the space feel larger. For example, stately wood paneling leads the eye all the way up to the high, pitched ceiling, while the ceiling height, arched windows let in plenty of natural light so that the space feels magnificent. Then, designers brought in rugs and art to create defined spaces within the office so that the room has flow and purpose. Finally, designers used strategically placed metallic pieces, such as the desk and filing cabinet, to reflect all of the gorgeous light in the space, creating a functional space with a grand feeling.
Among the hallmarks of loft spaces are their size and the visibility of materials that might otherwise be hidden or treated to a smooth finish: metal pipes and ductwork and well-worn wood flooring, for example. Architect May Sung explains how she used these elements to loft-style look: “In this kitchen, we utilized proportion and texture to create interest to the space. The texture of the reclaimed wood juxtaposed next to the industrial element of the table legs created warmth and coziness, emphasized by the over-scaled ceiling pendant.”
An outdoor living room features a mix of design elements, from the reclaimed woods on the coffee table and ceiling beams to the clean, contemporary lines of the woven and upholstered seating. The space is sited to take advantage of the sweeping coastal views, and it also opens to the indoors via a wide retractable glass wall that slides into a pocket door. Traditional lanterns light the space, giving a nod to the Mediterranean architecture.