Monday, August 6, 2012

I'm Feeling Exposed! Decorating With Exposed Natural Elements.

From rustic to elegant, exposed ceiling beams and stone can add warmth and charm to a room. Whether you keep existing structural pieces or add more decorative elements, you can use exposed natural elements in a finished or unfinished state to adorn your spaces.

If you are looking for a beautiful ceiling or wall treatment for you new or historic home, maybe these images will inspire you to consider exposed beams and stone.

I love the look of old timber beams whether they are in the ceiling or ......

the walls. Either way they are perfection!

This lovely kitchen has boards instead of drywall in between the beams. It is a different but nonetheless very effective look.

Here is another way of exposing your ceiling. It is called lath and plaster.

Natural elements are exposed from the top to bottom of this living room.

Box beams are a practical way to add exposed beams to your home. Painting them white like these is another alternative for you to consider.

One of the prettiest looks is all over exposure. where the beams are exposed from top-to-bottom and side-to-side. Whether totally rustic, carved or elegantly shaped, totally exposed ceiling beams are a stunning addition to any room.

More fabulous stone walls.

Cathedral style beams that curve or angle upward to form a peak in the center of the room are stunning.The space in between the beams is filled with drywall or plastered surfaces.

This is actor Gerard Butlers New York apartment. The exposed ceiling beams AND pipes are charming.

Cathedral ceilings are fabulous with exposed beams.

You can paint them for another wonderful alternative. White is a perennial favorite.

This is a stunning room with it's stone walls and floors.

Two kinds of exposure...the beams and the stone wall  equal country charm!

The hewn timber beams create the perfect background for this elegant vignette.

This is one of my favorite rooms. The beamed ceiling tops off these beautiful painted walls to perfection.

Don't forget if authenticity is not an important construction factor, faux beams are a good alternative to wood . Widely available at home improvement centers, these beams are made from urethane or plastic and closely resemble authentic wood, especially when viewed from the floor to the ceiling.

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