As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper: With the wall removed between the kitchen and the living space, the two rooms are unified and the home's entry opens directly onto a central area for dining and entertaining.
Rustic Neutral Living Room with Brown Exposed Beams
The wood beams are left intact but the textured ceiling has been removed to reveal the original tongue-and-groove wood ceiling. The original hardwood floors have been restored, and new sconces, a classic model ceiling fan, vintage area rug and comfortable furnishings help create a warm and welcoming living space.
Natural wood beams and exposed architectural details turn this wide-open living space into a rustic-chic haven. Woven textures and pale upholstered furnishings lend the room casual elegance. Industrial-style pendants provide light throughout the space.
Neutral Coastal Great Room With Exposed-Beam Ceiling
Exposed beams highlight the vaulted ceiling in this neutral coastal-style great room. An antique fish trap hangs above the bar, while nearby a small round table surrounded by chairs offers another option for dining or gaming.
The layout of this home's main living areas is open concept, so to keep the look unified, designers used the same neutral color scheme throughout. White, cream and gray are paired with wood and metal accents. Wall paint: Sherwin Williams Gossamer Veil
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.
Thick, dark wood beams juxtapose the light neutral palette of this cottage kitchen where a large kitchen island offers extra countertop space and casual dining. Shutters bring in natural light and also provide privacy.