Editor’s Miscellany: Rough and Ready

February 27, 2013

By Kyle Hoepner


Somehow these days I’m just in the mood for beams, barn board, and other reclaimed, rough-hewn or simply raw wood overhead. Need I say more? Here are some favorites of the moment.

Family room in Darien, Connecticut, by Beinfield Architecture. Photo from beinfield.com

Here’s another beautifully textured ceiling by Bruce Beinfield. Photo from beinfield.com

Rough versus smooth, or raw versus finished, from San Francisco’s Arcanum Architecture. Photo from houzz.com

The same idea in an unusually traditional setting just outside Boston, by Frank Shirley Architects

Timber frame and rough stucco meet in this upstate New York bedroom by Bonetti/Kozerski Studio. Photo by William Waldron, from the July 2012 issue of Architectural Digest.

The effect works in the bathroom as well, as Connecticut architect Reese Owens and designer Karen Davis show here. Photo by Michael Partenio for New England Home; click to see more of this house.

John Saladino is a master of the rough, the rustic and the patinated, generally with a Mediterranean cast. Photo by Eric Piasecki, from housebeautiful.com


Designer S. Russell Groves decided simple, sleek furniture and lighting would sing in this converted barn in Connecticut. Photo by Scott Frances, from the June 2008 issue of Architectural Digest

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