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August 3, 2012

Are you a risk taker?  It's a simple yet completely loaded question.  Are you a
hand-me-a-sledgehammer-and-step-back risk taker when it comes to your home?

If you are then start at the top - with the ceiling.

          The Number One design flaw in any house is a 'normal' 8 ft. ceiling.
          It stunts the flow of a room and dates the house more than any other
          architectural feature.  The ceiling must go.

Glorious, beautiful, bountiful height!

This Scandinavian dwelling is magnificent in its bare-beam state.

                                    Ordinary:                                                                                        Extraordinary:
            There is nothing you can alter and achieve such dramatic results
            as exposing the bare bones of your home.  Come on, take a risk.


  1. Wow. I love these inspiration pictures. I especially love the white room with the dark raw boards.


  2. Isn't it amazing the difference a room looks when you expose the ceiling area? I'm a risk taker but my husband isn't!

  3. I love this post!! The photos are beautiful. Thank you so much following, and I'm your newest follower. So glad I am, I love your blog!!! Have a great weekend.

  4. I love the pictures and i agree. A lot of people will not do it for heating reasons. Then they have to add the beans for the decor. Great ideas for me, i love gorgeous ceilings.
    Following you back!

    Ps. If you have any French inspired post, i would love if you link them on the French party on Monday.