Monday, September 8, 2008

Paneling to love...

This is one thing I wish we had in our home...paneling. I don't know why, but it just really speaks to me!! Whether it's new or not, there are so many ways to treat these walls! Of my favorite is the painted version, but done right all wood paneling can look fresh as well...

(Southern Accents/Sept. '08)

My favorite...all one color, and this color is just right! A slightly masculine style to this office, but with this color, it becomes more balanced...

(House Beautiful/Aug. '08)

I fell in love with this house when I saw this room and it's unique paneling. I say unique because framed out in these panels are grass yoga mats!! Creating a very comfortable dining room, where without could be left a bit too formal.

(Elle Decor/Sept. '08)

This is my kind of wood paneling, Nate Berkus you've done it again!! I love the contemporary grid pattern and what looks to be the leather inlay!!

(House Beautiful/ Sept. '07)

Go for a contrasting look and you'll make the right statement, this room is all about the paneling choice! Designer Garrow Kedigian used a black linen wallpaper here, but I'm sure a paint would do the trick if you're on a budget!

(Domino/April '08)

A more simple but affective approach is beadboard paneling, can have a modern feel, if you run it floor to ceiling with minimal moldings. But I love that designer Peter Dunham even thought to panel the door!! What a great place for more art!!

19 comments:

avant garde said...

love the beadboard paneling over the door too! it doesn't allow the door to interrupt the space. the paneling you've showed adds texture, line, depth and warmth to these rooms, very pretty!

Style Court said...

Kate, it's refreshing to hear someone speak of paneling in a positive way. I also loved that Southern Accents room and agree with your comments!

Love Nate's and Peter Dunham's too.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Welcome back! The blue paneled room is just gorgeous.

Pigtown-Design said...

I love a good wood-paneled room, too. The one with the grass panels is so clever.

Visual Vamp said...

Fabric panels are great too. I did an accent wall of natural burlap behind my bed, and it looks fab.

pve design said...

I will be a panelist for any of those rooms!
Love paneling, perhaps the knotty pine den in my childhood home is cause for this deep seated love.

Easy and Elegant Life said...

A friend has the most beautifully paneled rooms in his house around the corner from us. They stop me in mid-sentence when ever I see them. Very old. Very deep in colour. Very heavy. Truly magnificent.

karey m. said...

that gridwork with the leather inlay? wow.

i dream of paneling, even though i live in the land of marble and concrete construction!

lovely post.

Mélanie said...

you are right panelings look great , looks cosy

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks for all the comments, I wish I had time to write back to each one of you but I am swamped! Thanks again!!

~Kate

She said...

i'm not a designer, but i really like them..

they give me some ideas...

thank you..

franki durbin said...

very diverse collction of applications! I'm not sure I could live with it, but I love the mod contrast in the lower pix. Also... The French do panelling so successfully. Walk into any French parloror salon and prepare to be amazed!

Brilliant Asylum said...

I feel the tides have turned against minimalist walls. All of a sudden I want texture and pattern on all vertical surfaces.

milly said...

I love the office....it is fantastic....

Meg Sylvia said...

I love your blog! I would love to trade links!

karlene said...

grass yoga mats????? wow!!! stunning

joyandjanet said...

We are in love with Nate's work too - he can do no wrong!

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I do be da pittiest pittiest girl I do be dat said...

my favorite is the Southern Accents/Sept. '08 is earth tone color and masculine style