easy upgrade custom look two tone wood paneling in study
Photo: Anthony Tieuli
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11. Two-Tone Paneling

The inspiration: New England barns
The project: Working with the barn-loving owners of a home in Weston, Massachusetts, architect Chris Adams finished this guest room with locally harvested eastern white pine, prefinished by a nearby mill that distressed, stained, 
and painted the wood in two shades of green. "The horizontal panels evoke barn exteriors, and the wainscot incorporates a bead detail from Colonial houses," 
he says. Beams and posts made from salvaged Douglas fir frame the paneling, adding to the warm, layered look.
The payoff: The beauty of old buildings with the ease of prefinishing
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