Happy Monday! I hope you had a blessed weekend!
I have some good news….the flooring is being installed at the house as I type! WOOHOO! They will be doing one half of the house today and the rest tomorrow. I cannot wait to start moving our furniture in this week!
Today, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite exposed wood beam inspiration in home decor.
Well, if you watched the last episode of Notes from Home (which if you didn’t, click the picture below to watch and see what I am referring to in this post,) you saw where our ceiling began to dip where we removed a wall.
To solve that problem, we decided to support the ceiling with an exposed beam. Usually, when I think of exposed beams, I think of a lot of them spread across a ceiling for architectural interest…
But we will not be adding exposed beams in that way. First all, we really only need one beam to support the ceiling, and it will be used to frame out the entry to our sunken den. And secondly, most of our ceilings are only 8ft, and a lot of exposed beams would make our rooms feel smaller and as if the ceiling was right on top of us.
In the last episode, I shared a picture I found on Pinterest with Cy from my favorite Home Designer, Shea McGee. She recently designed/built the “SM Ranch House,” and I’m in love with it.
I showed Cy that project because I liked how all of the large doorways were trimmed out with wood beams.
That’s sort of how I’m envisioning trimming out the entry way to the sunken den.
I will be using some black stair railing between the vertical beams and the steps into the sunken den, and I will share a post about that idea soon.
Here is an inspiration picture with lighter wood…
I love how these rustic beams frame out the kitchen window/sink area…
But my wood beams will not be as rustic. Mine will be more of just a smooth stained wood.