Beaming with Joy!

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The architecture of an interior is just as important as the “pretty decor” inside it. In my humble opinion, one of the most impactful architectural elements, is the use of beams! Not only do beams provide structural integrity to your home, but they also add a lot of interest and in some cases, a touch of grandeur! Beams can accompany all sorts of decorating styles like exposed rustic beams in a mediterranean, farmhouse or industrial-styled home while crisply painted white beams work beautifully inside a coastal home.

Beams are becoming more popular in home remodeling. Faux wood beams are a great option if you want a cost efficient and easy installation solution. For an even more environmentally friendly option, you can use reclaimed wood beams that not only qualify as LEED points, but have strength and natural beauty that will stand the test of time.

Lets take a look at some of my favorite examples incorporating architectural beams!

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Style Guide: Modern Farmhouse

 

Welcome to the second edition of my Style Guide Series where I highlight a trending style and describe what makes it unique.  Hopefully you can use this series to hone in on your likes and dislikes and identify your own style!

My first installment featured what I like to call “Industrial Chic”, the blend of urban edge and utilitarian design.  This week, I’ll be focussing on a style I like to call “Modern Farmhouse.”  Modern Farmhouse delivers rustic and nostalgic elegance with a fresh, modern twist.

Currently this is my favorite style as I often find myself gravitating towards these elements and “pinning” examples on my boards.  You may be asking, which characteristics are associated with Modern Farmhouse?  Crisp whites and contrasting blacks, painted wood paneling, muted florals, pops of “barn red,” hand-forged metals, farm or apron front sinks, and antique bronze finishes, just to name a few.  I believe this modern farmhouse style is currently popular because of its comfy lived-in feel achieved through recognizable elements, but done in a clean and minimalistic way.

Here are some beautiful examples of this Modern Farmhouse style.

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Modern Farmhouse Items to incorporate into your home….

Anson+Side+Chair

Nantucket+Beverage+Dispenser

3+Tier+Stand

Safavieh-Feuille-Sideboard

EMB+RING+RED+10.25D+PIE+PLT+GB

Preston+Wall+Organizer

Personalized+Brantley+Drinking+Jar

6+Bottle+Tabletop+Wine+Rack

Elmwood+Storage+Basket+in+Denim

Daniella+Stool

 Roscoe+Pendant

Set+of+4+berry+baskets

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