Shiplap for backsplash
I'm going to be adding shiplap for my backsplash and I'm wondering how much is too much vs. too little.
I have a wide galley with an L in one corner and the opposite corner has 6" of windows. The room opens to my dining room which as original shiplap from the 30s on the lower half of the walls. There's a bar height counter and wide opening between the rooms. Although this is an island it gives you a sense of how the parallel lines of the rooms would run:
I'm wondering if I should take the shiplap around the room? or possibly on two walls like mamadadapaige:
Obstacles are the corner windows and sink window which bump out and the fact that the shiplap from the dining room isn't an exact match (oh, and we already installed the baseboards :/).
I like that it references the dining room and the openness makes that link strong. I don't want it to look too busy or stripey but don't also want it to look like an afterthought. Any advice on striking the right balance would be appreciated.
FYI my cabinets are white in a shaker style, I've got white macauba counters and polished nickel hardware. My house has strong nautical/coastal overtones.