I’m not sure if it’s the idea of life on the coast or the idea of going back to a simpler time where everything old is made new again that seems to have taken shape in the form of shiplap. All of my projects as of late seem to include some form of shiplap be it on the walls, ceilings or doors and can I say I absolutely LOVE IT?! It creates instant texture and character to an otherwise boring sheetrock surface. Shiplap also known as 1×6 tongue and groove can be purchased at any lumber supply store. The projects I’ve worked on have used Pine or Cedar. It also reminiscent of an old farmhouse and can be stained or painted and pairs great with other woods like beadboard or board and batten.
Below is a peak at a project remodel project currently underway. We originally planned for just the fireplace wall to house ship lap to add interest and help frame the fireplace. The homeowners loved it so much they decided to splurge and finish out the entire room! On a side note we also replaced the stairwell spindles and added a section of chippendale. Love it!
The coastal bedroom below is a great example of painted shiplap in a soft blue color. It’s creates a nice contrast to the antique wood headboard.
The living room and kitchen each are designed with beadboard ceilings and horizontal shiplap walls. The stone fireplace and kitchen island pendant lighting add a modern twist.
Last but not least is an example of pine flooring used on the ceiling in a shiplap motif. It’s a rustic touch to this farmhouse bath.