This wood ceiling needed something to tone down the grain in the planks. We were able to create a wash that did exactly that.

The floors (reclaimed red oak from a pre-Civil War barn) needed to have their different colors highlighted, not homogenized. Instead of staining the floor, we used a tung oil and beeswax finish that was hand buffed.

Our clients wanted to have reclaimed wood beams in their ceiling, but could not use true old beams as they would not be sturdy enough to support the roof. We took their fresh- cut fir beams and used synthetic plasters, paints, and glazes to give them an authentic aged look.

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Interior Designer: Emily Castle (

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HU-617090180 added this to My Project30 July 2020

Furniture arrangement front room

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Windows either side of fireplace

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Ceiling Idea and Trey's favorite fireplace

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LOVE this look for the fireplace

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chandelier hanging from pitched ceiling, also look at the fireplace stone.

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stone and simple mantle- mantle may be a little too rustic but like the simplicity of this look

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