Design Detail: Shiplap Walls & Ceilings

Shiplap has been around forever, in fact, it’s more of a historical, period look than anything, however it seems to be making one fierce comeback as of late!  I’ve been seeing so many fabulous modern images of spaces utilizing it on walls, ceilings, in bathrooms, bedrooms, mudroom and kitchens, it no longer is reserved only for older homes.  As I dream of renovating our sunroom into a four season family room, this style of wall and ceiling treatment is in the forefront of my brain!

This laundry room uses it with an amazing result (although that lantern placement is driving me bananas.)

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Wallpaper Obsession.

If I could wallpaper every surface in my home I would. But that would be crazy. And tacky. And expensive.  Lucky me, I get to use lots of fun wallpapers with my clients, so my little addiction is fed via other homes.  But right now I am crushing HARD on the amazing Sandberg wallpaper (Raphael pattern), particularly in the blue colorway.  I’m sure you’ve seen it on Pinterest, but I’m trying to think of just WHERE I can use this.  Re-wallpapering my powder room would work, but having to uninstall our sink and toilet is such a pain in the ass.  So for now I will just have to dream- and try to convince one of my clients to use it. :)
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Art or Wallpaper?

With the Karla Davidson collection of watercolor wallpapers from Black Crow Studio you don’t need to decide between the two because the wallpaper IS art. It might be too crazy for some, but I am LOVING it! Especially this application of it by designer Robert Passal at the Hamptons Designer Showhouse (also featuring peach and emerald, a color combo Pantone said is big for fall!)

So awesome and so different. I think a kids room or a powder room with high ceilings would be incredible in one of these papers!

Not ready to commit to a whole wall? You can buy canvas prints of these watercolors on their site! LOVE!

Also pretty much obsessed with the spin art huge scale prints they sell from Cuff Home.

Leafy Greens

No, not the kind you try to eat and juice everyday to hopefully look like Elle McPherson when your 48, but rather prints! Sometimes there are crazy patterns that you both love and question. Independently from seeing it in use in cool ways, I would think I would HATE Hinson’s classic banana leaf wallpaper print. A classic for certain, but such a “Grandma’s Palm Beach condo” look. YET, I am currently loving it. Why? I don’t know. But I am. Sometimes you should not question design attraction, you should just go with it.

The Beverly Hills Hotel made this print famous. I am pretty sure I need to stay there before I die.

Um, awesome much? Yes, much too much.

Nicky Hiltons dining area looks amazing with those pink and black chairs.

The April House Beautiful featured this Steven Sclaroff entry featuring the Hinson favorite.  I’d have hung a big piece of art on the right hand wall to break it up a bit. I feel like I might get attacked by a gorilla…

Jamie Meares rocked out these chairs HARD. So fun paired with a pink sofa. Oh yes, I went there. Try convincing your husband to do THAT.

A lucite and banana leaf print clutch from Charlotte Olympia. Because why leave all the fun to our walls?

Another version of this is slightly more… preppy, somehow.  Peter Dunham’s Fig Leaf print has been on my brain lately too!

Love how Lauren Liess used it as an accent in this awesome room she did!