A self-proclaimed Francophile (perhaps I was a chic Parisian in my last life!), I have always adored country French design and architecture, especially gorgeous exposed beams. Rustic and enchanting when mixed with modern interiors, exposed beams have a way of adding an unexpected and dashing level of detail to a home. I remember several years ago attending an engagement party at a breathtaking estate here in the Big D, and upon entering the living room, was greeted by a grid of reclaimed exposed beams, perfectly juxtaposed with an incredible collection of abstract art – c’est magnifique! And so, inspired as always, here are some beautiful uses of exposed beams. Which is your favorite?