Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at 8:50AM
Frequent readers of my blog hear me harping about the boringness of drywall. Back east, where I grew up, homes had wood trim. For some reason, here in California, builders can get away with building million dollar homes that don't even have the windows trimmed out- let alone any paneling or wood beams in sight. (I won't get into the architecture itself today... ) Some of the older cities and towns have some charm however. Pasadena, Santa Monica, Santa Barbara, Montecito, San Francisco.... This picture is from my "Santa Barbara Design and Style" magazine. What a beautiful ceiling! The paneling and beams add a coziness and charm that cannot be under valued. The wood paneling with its aged washed finish is breathtaking! There is a lot to notice in this one dining room- the chandelier, elegant window treatments, table decor, antique fireplace, beautiful furnishings- what is your favorite aspect? Compare this dining room to your own, from this great example- what can you change in your own home?
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