Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Beam Me Up ~

I have been really lovin' exposed ceiling beams and coffered ceilings lately. Whether they are existing structural beams or added for detail, I just love look. I keep ripping out ideas and saving them in a box our dream house file. Here are a few images with exposed beams that make me want to build...








Source: Image 1 & 2: tuscanplan.com, Image 3: Southern Living, Image 4: Southern Accents,
Image 5 & 6: House Beautiful, Image 7: Country Living



16 comments:

pk @ Room Remix said...

This is great inspiration! I like seeing the exposed wood beams in other homes, but I don't think I would want them in my own home. Would love to have a painted coffered ceiling though.

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Those are great pictures! We live in an antique barn so we have exposed chestnut beams throughout:) I love them too:)
~Debra
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Love the Decor! said...

What PK said!!
Seriously I wwas getting ready to say almost word for word what she said when I say her comment. too funny... Great minds...

Sunshine said...

I too LOVE exposed beams! I have a big vaulted ceiling and have been dreaming of beams up there! I wonder how hard and costly it would be to do it?

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

These are great inspiration pictures, Chelsea! They seem to add instant warmth.

Tammy@InStitches said...

It's such a warm and cozy look. I hope you get some in your dream house.

K said...

I love those exposed beams too!

Esther@fleurcottage said...

i echo PK! lovely but not for me. :)

Cori said...

Chelsea:

Thanks for the images. What incredible spaces. The mix of the beams in interiors automatically gives that mixing "old with new" look that I ADORE.

Thank you!

Sarah said...

I love exposed beams, they give a room so much character. Exposed beams are definitely on my to do list. These are lovely pictures and great ideas
-Sarah

Lisa said...

We have nice high ceiling in our house and I would LOVE to have exposed beams. If I had unlimited time, money, and skill I would put in some faux beams. But for now I'll just enjoy the great photos!

KMfamily ;-) said...

awesome pics.
they add such personality to a room

Jennie said...

Me Likey! I especially love that second one. The chunky wood is to die for!

Sophia said...

I love the beams and the bookshelves in that one photo.

Sherry said...

Love all these photos! I got an estimate for installing 3 beams in my morning room....$7000. As much as I would love them that is a huge amount of money. I'll just keep dreaming.

shootermcg2 said...

Love the ceiling beams! There are some other great examples online of the urethane "Faux beams" here: http://www.owtraditions.com

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