Here at Remodelista, we’ve long admired shiplap for the laid-back appeal it brings to seaside cottages—and, more and more, to interiors far from the sea, from New York wine bars to projects in London. Here’s a look at some of our favorite uses of shiplap from the Remodelista archives.
Above: Shiplap paneling lines a tiny kitchen (including under the counter) in Provincetown; see Low-Key Luxury: The New Old Homestead. Above: Shiplap provides a subtle backdrop to A Cottage Reborn in Coastal Maine. Above: In A Scandinavian Cottage—in Portlandia, shiplap adds charm to a tiny bath. Above: A lofty bedroom with shiplap on the walls—and ceiling. See more in The Outermost House: A Norwegian Island Retreat. Above: Shiplap in a more traditional setting: on Cape Cod, the type of place where the weathertight cladding became popular, used as a headboard of sorts. See The Hamptons Come to Cape Cod: Salt House Inn in Provincetown. Above: The restaurateurs behind Portuguese wine bar Cervo’s preserved the shiplap ceiling left behind by the previous tenants (and paired it with glossy floor-to-ceiling tile walls). See more in Cervo’s: 15 Design Ideas to Steal from a Tiny Portuguese Wine Bar in Manhattan. Above: Among the inexpensive updates that Justine and Jersey Ice Cream Co. made to her dated kitchen? Swapping out a tile backsplash for shiplap. See the full project at Rehab Diary: Dream Kitchen for Under $3,000. Above: At Josephine House, in Austin, open shelves hold vintage silver pieces and serveware; shiplap adds texture. Above: The bath in A Cottage Reborn in Coastal Maine has beach appeal thanks to a painted shiplap surround. Above: A low-key Hawaiian bedroom, courtesy of shiplap paneling. See A Vintage Hawaiian Cottage Restored (with Its Own Instagram Account). Above: A restaurant in London takes cues from California beach cafes, shiplap paneling included. See more at LA-Style Dining in London, Sunshine Included. Above: A tiny British Standard kitchen outfitted in shiplap walls (and a blue-painted shiplap ceiling); see Rehab Diary: A British Standard Kitchen in a Shepherd’s Hut. Above: Nearly all of stylist Tiina Laakonen’s Hamptons house is clad in shiplap (and shades of blue), as seen in Rhapsody in Blue: A Finnish Stylist at Home in the Hamptons. Above: Shiplap adds charm to a pantry in Reader Rehab: A Photographer’s Kitchen in London. Above: An attic bedroom in Brooklyn with a whitewashed shiplap ceiling by architects Fernlund & Logan, from Nordic Beauty: A Brooklyn Townhouse Reinvented with Style—and Restraint.
For much more on shiplap (including how to tell the difference between shiplap, V-groove, and beadboard), see: