I have long loved the look of exposed, wooden ceiling beams. Whether the ceiling is vaulted or straight, painted or natural wood (I do prefer the look of natural wood), exposed beams are a great visual addition to a space. You can even fake, exposed beams by installing natural wood on top of your existing beams. Here are some shots I found inspiring.
With incredible views of the Pacific, beautiful natural design and an all around comfy sophistication, this California home is close to perfect! I love all of the exposed, natural wood and stonework mixed with great furniture pieces….. Did I mention the view?? 🙂
(all photos from Elle Decor and interior design by M. Elle Design)