2 Beams in family room - need help

AprilJune 21, 2013
New Construction - We have installed 2 beams (to be stained dark walnut like floors) in family room and the wall they are on comes in from front door - should we put corbels below beams? Seems like the wall should have some type of moulding or paint around (above & below) the beams - delineanting the beams so they "make sense".
Any help or ideas would be very appreciated!!!
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Dytecture
What is the style of the house?
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April
We're going with a transitional look - contemporary elements mixed in with a bit of rustic. Floors will be dark walnut - beams dark walnut & mantel same. We're using a more contemporary stone called chiseled sand shadowstone on the column and fireplace. Since we only have 2 beams, we've also considered doing "beam" under (or on) the opening/bulkhead going into kitchen. Want the beams in the family room to make sense - thought they should "tie in" to something ... corbels on the tv wall or use beam in the bulkhead opening to kitchen ... ? Any suggestions?
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sashik
Here is a room that combines contemporary and traditional with your colors.
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sashik
Also here they blended the style through the kitchen island
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carolins
I don't think they need anything. Looks fine as they are. But you could put corbels under them if you like. Matter of taste. I wouldn't :-)
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1 Like    Bookmark   Thanked by April    June 22, 2013 at 2:18PM
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April
I appreciated your input! We didn't do the corbels and added beams to the openings. We moved in our new home and I'm attaching a some pics for you ... many thanks!
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lefty47
HI -- Use the corbels only if the house is Spanish style , - other wise they need nothing else .
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LB Interiors
It looks very nice. A thought that I was going to mention was running the new beams near or in the kitchen, in the same direction as not to break the eye from the dark color of the beams changing direction to avoid breaking the flow.

I see you have finished your project.
I see it's too late, Sorry, I didn't know this was an old posting.
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Lampert Dias Architects, Inc.
Very nice..........
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carolins
Oh, it's beautiful! I love the beams in the openings and the stone on the fireplace and the other wall. Very nice indeed :-)
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chookchook2
A warm comfortable home.
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jn3344
Beautifully done!
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decoenthusiaste
Have you posted this in Before and After? Looks very nice.
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Dytecture
Fantastic room!
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GN Builders L.L.C
IMO crown molding on each side will be just right. The way everything is situated corbels will be out of place. If anything you can make a trimmed out half-column look, it will make that wall stand out more and it will flow nice with the beams I wouldn't protrude the column to far on the front maybe 1 1/2". You can also wrap around the side and it will have a full column effect and you continue the crown molding along room perimeter and with the right stain and wall paint combination, it will make that whole room stand out.
Here is a image to give you an idea
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