Style Your Senses
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July 25, 2016 |
Switching it up on you guys today and sharing some interior inspo! I’ve taken a little hiatus from home projects (remember, THIS was my last room reveal and that was all the way back in March!), but I am totally getting the itch to start re-thinking a few spaces in our home. My hubby is cringing as he’s reading this over his morning coffee. Instead of totally committing to my ideas today, I’m going to share some inspiration and one home trend in particular that’s peaked my interest and has sparked some design ideas. That trend is Shiplap Glam. I’m not sure that’s a real “thing”…actually I totally made it up…but think shiplap in a less farmhouse and more glam way. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Chip and Joanna Gaines, but super rustic farmhouse decor is not really my style. What I do love is the texture and dimension that shiplap gives to a space…it adds interest without being overbearing. I’ve been scheming up how to make this trend work for my style and I’m sharing some tips on how to make shiplap less rustic and more glam for a more modern look!
Add Some Color:
Pairing traditionally rustic shiplap with modern, bold colors makes it feel fresh and fun. In this kitchen, the pops of orange and abstract pattern are the stars of the show and the shiplap doesn’t overwhelm but yet gives some great texture to that back wall without competing with the rest of the space.
2. Mix in Modern Polished Metals:
You’ll see throughout most of these inspiration photos that the shiplap is mixed with polished metal (either gold or silver) finishes to give the space more of a glam look. The polished silver accents in this bathroom really make the space feel clean and modern.
3. Add in Luxe Texture:
Instead of pairing shiplap with fabrics like cotton and burlap (traditional farmhouse), trying adding in velvets or subtle animal prints for a more modern, luxe take on the space. I love how this banquette is outfitted with plush pillows and framed in modern art and lighting…it totally gives the shiplap a glam feel.
4. Marble is Always a Good Idea:
…especially in a bathroom! Pairing clean, white shiplap with a beautiful white marble automatically makes the space feel more glamorous! I love how they mixed metals in this small space for an eclectic, gorgeous bathroom that feels anything but rustic.
5. Add Contrast with Darker Tones
Traditionally, shiplap is used in farmhouse or coastal spaces, where the decor tends to sku towards muted neutral colors. I love how this space turns up the glam factor by using the shiplap as an accent wall against these rich charcoal tones. I’m also loving the idea of a rich navy blue or deep deep emerald green used as an accent color.
6. Go for Glam Lighting
The common thread throughout every one of these inspiration images has been the LIGHTING. Each space has been accented with beautiful lighting that makes the space feel more modern and less rustic. I adore this shell chandelier, and while it probably won’t work in 99% of homes, I do think that the polished swing arm sconces will!
6. Keep the Lines Clean:
Instead of using staggered lines for the shiplap boards, go with clean lines all of the way across. This makes the space feel larger and also feels more modern. If you want a more glam feel, use a true white (eggshell or semi-gloss) paint on the wood. This ensures a little sheen and a clean finish, which adds to the modern look.
7. Don’t be Afraid to Mix and Match
I love how they paired regency elements with a shiplap accent wall in this gorgeous bathroom! If you are going with a clean, white shiplap…don’t be afraid to pair it with any decor style since it’s really working as a neutral element mainly adding texture to the space.
…so what do you guys think?? Do you like your shiplap rustic or with a more glam feel?? I will say that after writing this post, my fever to re-work a particular space in our home is at an all time high. That usually means I’m already at the point of no return. #sorrybabe. Eeeek, I can’t wait to share it with you! If you have shiplap in your home, I’d love to see how you’ve used it…email me some photos! xo
Tiffany of Macarons and Coffee says
July 25, 2016 at 1:03 PM
This is all so beautiful!!
Debbie Scott says
July 25, 2016 at 2:39 PM
Can you share buying info for those cute bar stools. I love them!
Jennifer Griffin says
July 25, 2016 at 2:57 PM
Ooooh, can’t wait to see what you have in store! I’m with you and lean towards the more chic side of shiplap rather than rustic. How awesome is that sink cab in the last photo???
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