Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Beamed ceilings


Don’t you love beamed ceilings?
Beamed ceilings are of all ages, the Romans loved to use wooden beams to decorate the ceilings of their villas.
Palladio (1508-1580) tried to recapture the splendour of antiquity in the villas he built. This is the ceiling of one of the rooms of Villa Saraceno, Vicenza – Italy, built by Palladio around 1550.
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Nowadays architects and designers do love to work with wooden ceilings in their new-built or restored houses. A beamed ceiling adds an important architectural element to any room design.
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14Image source Antiek Anresto

6Axel Vervoordt  ‘Living with Light’  Photo credit Laziz Hamani  Image source The Visual Vamp

8Image source Rik Storms

To update your room, you can add a new coat of paint to the wooden ceiling beams.
12Image source Axel Vervoordt

4Image source Garnier Antiques  Photograpy Claude Smekens

2Image source Sextantio Hotel

10Image source Lefèvre Interiors  Photography Montse Garriga

3Image source Joris Van Apers

Beautiful ceiling in the Venetian Palazzo of Axel Vervoordt.
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Notice this gorgeous beamed ceiling. Interior design by Ann Holden.
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