I love this because it is true for me. Although life is more of a physical challenge at 37 than it was at 22, there are many things I love about being in my 30s.
I love Sunday mornings more than Saturday nights
I love Starbucks more than the local bar
I love NPR more than the top 40 station
I love accepting who I am more than trying to figure out who I am
Okay, odd introduction about wood treatments on interiors....but there is a link. I promise.
I have learned that I absolutely love planking in homes! I love this and accept this and I don't care if it makes me country, cottage, or shabby chic. I think it gives so much age and character to a home. And like most designers say...once you have the beautiful bones of a room, it really almost doesn't matter what goes in it.
I do love throwing some lucite (when I get some) or other modern pieces against the rustic walls or ceiling. (image above Tracery Interiors)
I think you can't have too much planking (or beaded board) in a home. You know, I just watched an old movie last night; To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday. It was a cute movie--I believe from the '80s. What was so interesting that the Nantucket beach cottage in the movie was not dated at all! I wish I could find some stills. The home was filled with wood planks and beaded board and painted furniture against white walls. It looks like it could have been shot out of last month's Country Living.
image from LittleEmmasDesignBlog (original source unknown)
This gives me hope that what I love today...I may love tomorrow!
Here is some more eye candy of my favorite wood treatments:
Our tongue & groove ceilings along with 1 x 2s on the walls. (My favorite light fixture from Paris Flea Market in Savannah. Heaven on Earth!)
Planking on the ceiling. Image & degign Tracery Interiors.
Horizontal planking in our master bath. Not a great shot--but I love it every morning!
Ceiling planks in Meg Ryan's kitchen. Elle Decor.
Planking on the cabinets as well as a white-washing treatment. Love this (maybe Skona Hem? forgive my lack of credits.)
Meg Ryan's bedroom. More ceiling treatment. Elle Decor.
The beautiful poplar ceiling of Lee K's home. Cottage Living.
extra wide planks.
I believe Rachel Ashwell credit, but not positive. Possibly Christine Bauer Photographer.
Beautiful whitewashed planks from House Beautiful. Rustic Perfection!