Know what I love? Exposed beam ceilings. Not usually of the dark variety (although I can deal if given the option), but usually that pale whitewashed look. Here's a mix of styles and finishes - all gorgeous in their own right. The best of these are in sunny rooms with a series of French doors that open to a courtyard or pool (courtyard with a pool, perhaps?). I swear I'm a Californian at heart as these have west coast appeal all over them!