Decorating a house or apartment can be a fun task, but often people are forced to work around bulky structural beams. These large beams are typically load-bearing so their presence is necessary for structural support but not always aesthetically pleasing.
Rather than hiding these structural beams, an apartment dweller in Kiev decided to highlight the beams and make them part of the space's overall design. This apartment featured a series of black metal beams that were used for zoning purposes. To augment their visual impact, the designer accented them with subtle back lighting. The beams' black strong lines became the basis for the rest of the residence. The theme of sleek black lines was reintroduced throughout the space and translated through lighting fixtures, dining chairs and coffee tables.