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SHIPLAP SHIPLAP SHIPLAP! Are you a believer?

Posted By: Shay Edney In: Interior design
Date: Thu, Dec 29th 2016 9:59 am

shiplapAccording to Wikipedia, shiplap is a type of wooden board used commonly as exterior siding used in the construction of homes, barns, sheds, and outbuildings. True but they forgot to mention that shiplap is also used to add extra dimension and style to interior spaces and is exploding in popularity. I guess they do not watch Fixer Upper… 

The first time I remember seeing shiplap was in the early 2000’s. Tracy and I used to go to every Parade of Homes when we lived in Nashville. Not only were you able to see some of the nicest homes in the area, this was the best way to get design/decorating ideas from the best stagers in the game. I remember they made you place protective coverings over your shoes before entering each house. Upon exiting each home, there was a sign that read, “shake off your booties and place here”. That alone was worth the price of admission… 

I don’t remember having much of an opinion of shiplap at the time. I could take it or leave it. Fast forward fifteen years later and today, I’m all in. Joanna Gaines, you’ve won me over. Shiplap, French Doors, and reclaimed wood should be paying royalties to the Gains family. Especially shiplap. If you haven’t seen HGTV’s Fixer Upper, you’re missing out. Not only will this couple make you laugh, but their charm and amazing design style has commanded record-breaking ratings on the network. If you’ve ever had a conversation about he show, other than Chip’s self-deprecating humor, chances are, you talked about shiplap. I’m seeing more and more shiplap today than I ever have, especially in new construction homes: on an accent wall, on the fireplace, or in an entire room. Like it or not, the trend is catching on. Are you a believer?

Shay Edney 
REALTOR® AgentOwned Realty