best of: raise the roof beams.
by victoria comment


exposed white beamed ceilings / sfgirlbybay

last week we shared a peek at domino’s feature on restored by the fords, interior designer leanne ford’s HGTV show with her brother steve. well, you all shared with me where i could find it streaming online and i downloaded it on amazon. after watching the first two episodes of the show, i’m completely smitten with the show, and even more inspired to eventually rip out the soffit ceiling in my kitchen to expose the beams you can see in my dining/living room area, just above. turns out leanne and her brother are just as sledgehammer-happy as i am and she inspired me to look further into that demolition process and expose the beams, and paint them white – just like you see in these examples here. so pretty, right? and so much more open and airy feeling. i can’t wait to start demo’ing one day soon!

plywood kitchen cabinets and exposed white beamed ceilings. / sfgirlbybay

painted white beamed ceilings. / sfgirlbybay

exposed beamed ceilings painted white in modern kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

painted white ceilings in modern a-frame kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

exposed beamed ceiling painted white in white kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

white exposed beamed ceiling. / sfgirlbybay

painted white beamed ceiling in dining room with pendant globe light. / sfgirlbybay

modern exposed beamed ceiling painted white. / sfgirlbybay

painted white beamed ceiling in minimalist modern kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

white beamed ceiling in modern white kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

white subway tiles and painted white beamed ceiling. / sfgirlbybay

white beamed ceiling in modern dining area. / sfgirlbybay

a-frame painted white beamed ceilings. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: my dining room via one hazy morning; mason st. peter; the dailys; remodelista; @thelittleinterior; remodelista; remodelista; @colton_marr_; @theranchuncommon; design library; my Scandinavian home; gravity home.




7 responses to “best of: raise the roof beams.”

  1. My next home WILL have high ceilings. I’m 6’ tall and our current ceilings are 8’ high (and we’ve lived here for 32 years) i’m about to go batty!!!

  2. So pretty! I’ve always wondered, do ceilings like this typically have another cavity above where insulation goes? Or do you just do without?

    • My house does not have insulation, which is a bit of a bummer, but you can add another cavity on the inside, or there is insulated roofing I’ve been meaning to look into.

  3. We have a tiny little MCM (ha!) condo in Berkeley that had the original 1956 beam ceiling, stained an unlovely brown. Painted the ceilings in the living room, but left the bedrooms original. I’m always about painting the bedroom ceilings as well.

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