Wooden Architectural Elements: create visual interest

These plain white interiors benefit greatly by the visual interests created by wooden architectural elements. The beautiful curved staircase alone is worth a lot more that just a conversation. When remodeling this old farmhouse, Frankfurt-based architects Cilia and Hendrik Tovar were paying great attention to the existing architectural elements, making sure they are preserved or even made more obvious. Have a look inside …

Photos: Markus Raupach

Via Architektourist

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Some beams and joists were left exposed, adding charm to this otherwise boring white room. Light wood floors do not take attention away from the exposed wood above.

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Again, darker wood on kitchen cabinets is in pleasant contrast with the white walls and lighter floors.

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As a finishing touch, uneven patterns on wooden countertops add warm accents to this cold interior.

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Finally, even the exterior is accented in wood – the new facade is clad with untreated larch wood.