Ahoy Matey – Shiplap In Interior Design

September 28, 2016

We’ve all seen them: Horizontal planks, one on top of the next, running the length of the walls and usually whitewashed. Shiplap is everywhere in the interior design world. There’s no denying the depth and architectural interest that it lends a house. It gives any room character and can work with various styles. It can read as coastal, cottagey, or even modern if you play it right. Though it is being seen more and more in newly built custom homes, you can find original shiplap (if you’re lucky) in homes built in the early 1900s or earlier. It is usually found in more modest homes from the time as plaster was more expensive and time consuming. Once upon a time in the not so distant past, people renovating old homes would cover shiplap up with dry wall or worse yet, take it down and add dry wall. Thank goodness an appreciation for character and... Read More

Wallpaper? Really?

August 19, 2016

The reaction that designers get when we propose wallpaper is usually, “Ick”. The term wallpaper conjures up images of bad mid to late 20th century design or your grandmother’s house. But the wallpaper being produced nowadays is so different from what was once so prevalent. From classic grass cloth to bold and modern patterns, the wall coverings of today are amazing and so versatile. Wallpaper can add so much interest to a bathroom, elegance to a dining room, texture to a bedroom, or some fun to a living room. Adding pattern or texture to your walls can make furniture that is on the simple side really stand out. So, here’s our attempt to change your mind about wallpaper.   [caption id="attachment_1466" align="alignnone" width="520"] This fun pattern is so modern and cool![/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1467" align="alignnone" width="520"] Elephant Ears Design - In a tone on tone bathroom, the subtle, winding pattern... Read More
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