Who: Aniko Levai, stylist, photographer, and blogger at Place of My Taste

Where: Richmond, Virginia

Why we love this pic: Shiplap has a knack for warming up a design, but it can also lean too rustic for some sensibilities. The bold choice to paint it black gives this space plenty of warmth while maintaining a cool and contemporary feel. Paired with a chic modern sconce, mixed metal hardware, and botanical prints, this is pretty much perfection.

The takeaway: Shiplap is a no-fail way to warm up an interior.

Get the look:

Brass sconce with two white globes joined by brass bar
credit: All Modern
Oval mirror with wooden border in medium finish
credit: World Market
Trio of green succulent prints on white background, each print is slightly different in shape and hue
credit: NaneLARTopia

Kelly Weimert

Kelly Weimert

Kelly is a full-time freelance writer, aspiring aerialist, and passionate interior design enthusiast. She's a regular contributor to design-centric publications like Apartment Therapy, The Spruce, and TexasLiving Magazine.