5 Popular Design Styles Shine With Shiplap
Posted 7/1/2020 by Amanda Hall
Make your kitchen pop by applying Native Woods shiplap to the ceiling and island.
1. Timeless Transitional
Then “highlight one area as a focal point, such as the kitchen island,” says Wilson, founder of Palm Grove Farmhouse and current builder her own home. “Clad the sides in dark shiplap and reflect the island’s shape on the ceiling above,” she says. “Doing so adds a pop of character in a white kitchen.” A range hood clad with shiplap makes for an especially custom look.
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2. Contemporary Cool
Then think about hues. “This style is also about simple colors,” Wilson says. A black-and-white palette provides a bold, graphic backdrop. Or go with deep blue, a color that’s been making waves at design fairs worldwide.
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3. Organic Modern
The charred effect is created through a technique in which lumber is carefully burned to highlight the wood grain. A clear coat is applied to protect the wood while letting its original features shine through. “That makes it feel most like its natural wood state,” Wilson says. Pair the material with softly curved furnishings, pale hues and plenty of natural light.
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4. Laid-Back Rustic
For a more modern take, select boards with squared edges. The crisp lines offset the planks’ rough-sawn surfaces. This style pairs well with built-in benches and cabinetry, which help define architectural features.
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5. New Traditional
In a traditional home, details dominate, making shiplap a perfect complement. “It’s a very classic look,” Wilson says. “It can have a more nostalgic feel that refers back to older times.” Shiplap in these spaces stays in the timeless horizontal application, with smooth boards and crisp edges.
For a fresh update, try it in navy or gray-blue. Whatever aesthetic you claim, “there are so many ways to use shiplap,” Wilson says. “Make a focal wall, do a whole fireplace, use it for wainscoting halfway up a wall. It’s a piece of history that adds a timeless feel and character to any home.”
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