Sophie Hitchens

Sophie Hitchens


Feature Walls: Tongue and Groove

Sophie Hitchens Sunday 29th May 2022

Tongue and groove walls are next on our journey of feature walls. Following on from April’s spotlight on distressed walls, let’s see how these feature walls create a cosy uniformity for our creative teams to work with.

With its traditional feel, this timeless interior design choice often appeals to clients searching for a homely quality to their shoot. But as we’ll see, there are also opportunities to take a modern approach to this classic favourite.

We’ve picked out some of our favourite Light Location examples which showcase the boundless appeal of tongue and groove.

Our Pick of Locations

Neutral Tones for a Subtle Effect

Many of our light locations have used tongue and groove in neutral tones, creating a New England style characterised by bright and open spaces. Fantastic examples include Anders HouseThe White House, The Grey HouseForest House.

Bold Colours for a Strong Impact

But there is no style guide for tongue and groove, and other locations choose to be bold with striking or unusual colours. For example, Wisteria House with its distinct blue wall. Or the muted green panelling against the dark wooden floors at Princelet Street.

Or Simply in Love With Tongue and Groove

Keen to maximise the cosy cabin appeal of tongue and groove, a few locations, including Foster Cabins and Hawkhurst House, stretch their designs beyond the walls. In these beautiful homes, designers have also panelled the ceilings, allowing feature walls to become feature spaces for lifestyle shoots.

For more inspiration for tongue and groove ideas head over to our Pinterest page.

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Do you have a particular design feature in mind for your photoshoot?  Search our location categories to find exactly what you are looking for. From traditional exposed brick to modern concrete walls, discover your ideal setting.

Sophie Hitchens

Sophie Hitchens