My husband and I don't always see eye to eye on architectural detailing... he often loves super 'architecty' things that make me turn up my little nose! BUT we do share a love of exposed beams and rustic interior spaces. If we ever build a house (an event more unlikely than I can tell you) then we would have a kitchen just like this one.
You know me, I'd be sorely tempted to paint that ceiling totally white but then you wouldn't see the beautiful contrast of the beams... the lime-washed finish combined with the skylight is a beautiful touch.
Anybody care to dream with me?
Image from here