There is definitely a time-worn, exposed hewn beam look to this old world designed room. The muted gold is an old world paint color also.
Old World Functional- Furniture-like cabinetry and natural surfaces bring old-world style to functional design. A dramatic 14-foot-high copper hood rises over a professional cooktop on the kitchen's island. Maple cabinets were stained dark and fitted with antique-look hardware and pulls.
DIY: Faux Plastering With Drywall Joint Compound - Tutorial (you can use this technique on an entire wall or just in a few areas to create an old world "torn plaster-ish" look, then add a coat of sealer & sponge on some stain or a tinted glaze then reseal if desired)