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Houzz Tour: Fairy Tale Gatehouse in Minnesota
This cozy cottage in Minnesota blends fine antiques with reclaimed materials from bridge pilings, city streets and Midwestern barns
"reclaimed beams, ceiling planks and flooring inside, all accented by the client's antiques... left on beam) Great floor plan for a small space. Oh my goodness, maybe one of my favorite... post and beam, divided light windows, wide plank floors- are elements I would love to... original Oak Beams. For anyone interested I wrote an article not long ago on a 'Before'... Wood beams, stone, butcher's block, Kilim rugs.. perfection for me! I would love..."
Houzz interview: Layla's Romantic Lettered Cottage
"antique barn beam for a seat. It's to die for! I love the fact that it's functional and... and barn beams drive me wild! For your chance to win the old wood White Flower Farm... the barn-beam stool she chose and have a the perfect spot already picked out! haha... weathered barn beam bench . I think texture is as important as color in a room . I recently..."
My Houzz: Modern, Renovated Home in Seattle
Unique materials, clever details and a dash of humor revitalize a 1960s home on the water in Washington state
"ceiling beams pink to match. Gay asked her longtime friend James Spicuzza, a salvage... original beams and painted them a modern charcoal gray. Now the couple enjoys an open-plan... on the beams perks up the 60's architecture. You two are adorable! And I really like... beautiful wood beams and ceilings. Superior Custom Cabinets built the cabinetry, and the... original beam detailing when refurbishing the eave rafter tails along the sides of the..."
Design Icons: Joseph Eichler
Midcentury modernism and indoor-outdoor living at an affordable price are hallmarks of the homes designed by this California legend
Houzz Tour: Motley to Modern in the Hollywood Hills
A California house with a choppy layout is redesigned to incorporate an addition, an open nature and indoor-outdoor flow
Design Greener: Using Reclaimed Wood
"boards and beams have all kinds of character that they worked hard to earn in former lives... and the beams. I am pretty much the biggest reclaimed *anything* fan ever, but wood... stunning old beams from somebody who had them in his attic and is redoing the interior entry... sawn fir beams that made up the main floor ceiling rafters will make great flooring... heavy wood beams. Reclaimed cedar used to make front entrance gates and side fence gate..."
Bring in Warmth and Character With Reclaimed Wood
Got a hankering for that natural touch? Go rough or refined with these ideas for using salvaged wood indoors and out
"siding and beams from demo'd barns, salvaged boards from renovated areas in our home and... found beams in the house, along with reclaimed wood floors, a center island of reclaimed... at the beams and imagining their story and thinking of the person who's axe went across... make the beam. We are getting ready to make coat racks out of a left over pieces of... of beam and hooks we have collected over the years from local fairs. It has been pure..."
Opening the Kitchen? Make the Most of That Support Post
Use a post to add architectural interest, create a focal point or just give your open kitchen some structure
"header beam and one or more posts in its place to provide the necessary structural... having an beam put in that supports the entire length? We are wanting to open up quite... requires 3 beams to be put in place but we are where told it would cost a bit of money... internal beams. Love your kitchen, melbourne_mom! It is great to see how many of you... color Beams in the ceiling mirror the ones in our existing ceiling...."
Trend Alert: Planked Wood Ceilings
"addition of beams, planked ceilings add visual texture and interest creating great focal... ceilings with beams and I'd love to warm it up with planks. All I can find is what Armstrong... Salvaged wood beams were used in conjunction with new T&G wood for great ceiling looks.... open beam ceilings in our kitchen and bedroom above the popcorn flat ceiling. We... with dark beams. Our living area has very little natural light, so it is always so dark..."
Room of the Day: A Piece of Manhattan Inspires a Brooklyn Apartment
A view of the East River’s Manhattan Bridge offers a starting point for a living room’s color palette and design
"114-year-old beams and windows of their converted warehouse could fuel an exceptional design... how the beams are integrated into the color scheme. The thickness of the beams, and... and the beams, love the colour scheme and the furniture...just LOVE it! THE way to... The wood beams seem to be an extension of the bridge or vise versa. Mission accomplished..."
Kitchen of the Week: Seeking Balance in Virginia
Poor flow and layout issues plagued this kitchen for a family, until an award-winning design came to the rescue
"window. The beams are claustrophobic. No way. Everything else is great. Installed range... weakness. The beams are distracting as was the intent but they upstage everything else in... using the beams to distract from the symmetry issues and the new cabinetry layout works... improvement! Beams are very clever. Amazing attention to detail, smart solutions, inspired... The beams unify the entire space - nice design and I'm logging this into my idea..."
My Houzz: Color and Texture Fill an Eclectic Pittsburgh Row House
Moroccan touches join exposed brick, salvaged materials and scads of books in this home for a creative couple
"ceiling beams, a vibrant wall mural and casual-cool patterned wallpaper and bedding... those beams the home is an absolute dust magnet. I’d bet that the basement foundation... exposed beams and walls, but that typically makes for a very drafty winter. If the... joists "beams". They were originally plastered over. Maybe the plaster was already... ceiling beams, simple white subway tiles, open shelving and Ikea cabinets painted blue..."
My Houzz: A Pre-Revolutionary Home for a Modern Family
"existing wood beams, opening up the blocked hallways and refinishing and restoring the p... exposed the beams in selected room, opened up blocked hallways and we did the work ourselves... original beams. It honors the original craftsmen of the house and the effort it took... into a beams. Nicely done. Too bad the flag in the sons' room is hung incorrectly... existing beams in one of the rooms, they found more than 300 corncobs once used for..."
Houzz Tour: 12 Years of Tinkering Produce an Amazingly Artful Loft
Major DIY efforts turn 3 units in a former Portland factory into a single home brimming with personality
"e old beams,” Kursteen Salter Price says. “I left those.” Everything else, though... kept the beams and the history of the building as you updated and modernized the look... hippie is beaming with delight. Very cool indeed. It's beautiful and I like the different... those beams. I feel like I just spent the afternoon at the art museum. (Please let... ceiling beams. She spent days scrubbing paint off the floor, then sealed it with p..."
Room of the Day: Midcentury Modern Meets the 1840s
Milo Baughman chairs and black lacquer find a home in a traditional setting, making for a cool, eclectic Pennsylvania living room
"exposed wood beams and brick fireplace, which had also been painted over with the flowery... love wood beams on the ceiling. The best ceiling there is! :) I like this light fixture... floors and beams -- the dark patina is something you can only find with reclaimed wood... lovely beams!! it's such a shame that someone covered up that awesome fireplace..."