This past weekend, exploring the Dwell on Design Westside Home Tours, there was one home in particular that we really thought "Wow, we could live here." Like the others, it was modern and angular. What gave this house warmth, however, was the use of wood on the ceilings. Perhaps it resonates to a more primitive time when man lived outdoors sheltered by trees.
Ray Kappe's home, another Dwell on Design treat, also had wood ceilings. Here, nestled among the trees, the wood brings an cozy treehouse feel to this home. With white ceilings, this house would've felt cold and clammy by comparison. It's someting to consider, if you have the option. Wood beams, a less expensive option, can bring also have the same effect of bringing a touch of warmth to an modern indoor space.