Two of my recent listings share the common feature of wood paneling, illustrating its traditional and contemporary design. An excellent accent with the power to expand small spaces, effect intimacy and comfort in large spaces- wood paneling is a dynamic asset to interior design.
Traditionally, wood paneling is associated with classic New England cottages. At 660 Brockton Lane, warm wood touches are included throughout the home and are concentrated in the generously sized family room with a stunning exposed wood beam ceiling. The combination of the vaulted ceiling and broad shiplap paneling draws the eye upward, emphasizing the ceiling height and seemingly increasing the size of the room. This waterfront rambler is complete with the character of a lake lodge in the city!
In the master suite at 5920 Zenith Avenue is a contemporary example of wood paneling. The reclaimed wood accent-wall bears clean lines, indicative of modern construction, and the broad panels are proportional to the extent of the room. This focal point is contained within the framework of its architecture, and succeeds in capturing the eye rather than losing it to the scope of the space. The rustic tones and finish express warmth in this intimate setting.
To learn more about the versatility of wood paneling as a design feature, be sure to check out the Remodelista article, “Remodeling 101: The Ultimate Wood Paneling Guide with Jersey Ice Cream Co.”