I’ve been dreaming lately about building a new house, and number one on my wish-list is a double-height living room, or some sort of high and interesting ceiling line. I really don’t like the look of flat (especially low!) plasterboard ceilings that are punctuated by various ugly ceiling necessities- vents, smoke alarms, downlights etc. I love ultra-high ceilings and that feeling of airiness and space. The room above is a dream! What a great mix of the rustic and the elegant, and all those gorgeous windows!
Love that doorway under the staircase (above)! There’s nothing not to love here.
I am leaning more and more towards a modern style, like the clean lines of this fireplace (above) and the smooth, high white walls. I posted about the rest of this house awhile ago, here.
Another view from the doorway in the same room as earlier.
This is possibly a little rustic for me (above), but I do love the privacy of looking onto an old brick wall (am I the only one who likes this sort of view in the city? Much better than being overlooked). Also the wall of glass and the staircase leading upwards is beautiful.
I’m really drawn to this New York loft-style double height room (above), and this modern beach house (below). I just love the idea of an upstairs walkway or bridge overlooking the living room, and sunlight coming into the room from high North-facing windows is an absolute must.