This bedroom at Beach Bungalow 8 is great in a lot of ways, but I'm mostly drawn to the walls. I love the look of whitewashed planks - it screams "cottage by the sea."
Butcher blocks are surprisingly affordable and I love the way they look in almost any kitchen - from country to modern.
How great is this bed? The wood itself really makes the look, with it's rich color and it's gravity.
I love the way this wood floor, with it's visible planks, contrasts with the smooth marble island.
Built-in bars and desks are a great way to use a fabulous piece of old wood - like this one.
I can't imagine this room with anything but a vaulted wooden ceiling like this one.
Again - a great ceiling. These exposed beams are amazing. Even though I gravitate towards darker wood, in this space, the blond color really works.
Old barn doors are incredible in contemporary spaces - they're as important to a space as any piece of antique furniture.
Yes, paneling has a retro vibe, but this has a much cooler feel than the basement of my parents' house, circa 1980.
Becky's family's Cape Cod cottage is a great example of how to existing wood elements (here, the floors) add history and personality to a home.