I hope you’re all enjoying these last days of summer vacation, my kids are back in school this week and I’m so happy they’re returning, they’ve been so lazy lately and need structure!
Yesterday I made more progress on my DIY desk project, and today I’m taking planning on doing a little wine tasting in the afternoon at one of my favorite places to taste sparkling wine. I haven’t been in months and the weather is so warm. Since the air quality has improved (we’ve had more wildfires across the state), I’m looking forward to a relaxing day in wine country.
Architectural detail on the wall adds an additional layer of definition to any space, I’ve always been a fan. The white shiplaped wall has taken over the world in the past few years, it seems every home tour has it somewhere. I’m a fan of planked walls, I too have done my own DIY white shiplap installation below a wallpaper treatment in my powder bathroom.
When I see a shiplap wall, I like the clean white look and the subtle stripe effect that comes from the stacked raised paneling. It provides a pleasing backdrop for layering furniture, art, and decor.
But for those of you who feel the shiplap look is becoming as ubiquitous as subway tile, today I offer a few alternatives to consider.
Architectural details on a wall go by different names depending on the look: planking, board and batten, picture frame molding, beadboard, tongue and groove, and millwork. Custom or prefabricated work is always an option but basic designs are easy to DIY. If you’re a fan of white walls but seek something other than shiplap, consider the following looks:
The geometric grid installation is growing in popularity for good reason with classic square or rectangle shapes created with strips of wood. It looks especially good when painted in tone on tone colors.