It is the second time in the past few months that I have come across a home with existing beams that can either make or break the entire design process for that room. The question is always to keep them or remove them? Paint them or re-finish them? Make them a focal point or try to hide them?

For some reason I think if you are lucky enough to have high ceilings and existing beams, you should do something to highlight that and bring the look down into the room through design techniques. So I began to look for inspirational rooms that have totally nailed it and I now have total beam envy!