January 15, 2013 § Leave a comment
I have a design crush on wood herringbone floors, really herringbone anything. I’m especially fond of wide planked, slightly worn herringbone floors that make you think of beautiful French apartments, or more traditionally, European chateaus. I find herringbone patterns very elegant, yet masculine, which strikes a nice balance.
Herringbone and chevron patterns are often used interchangeably but they are not the same, although I do love both. The herringbone pattern has staggered planks where as the chevron’s planks meet at a center line. Chevrons are cut on the diagonal while herringbone is not.
November 5, 2011 § Leave a comment
White painted wood floors can give a room a fresh look, open up the space and add a lot of light. I especially love the look of wide planks painted white.
If you have floors that either need to be refinished but have been too many times or it just isn’t in the budget, painting them is a great option.
October 1, 2011 § Leave a comment
Here is yet another kitchen I adore. The three things I love most about this kitchen (in order) are the arabesque black tiles (I more than love these), the large windows and the fresh cabinetry. I also really like the contrast between the black and white. However, I would have chosen different chairs and perhaps a more playful fabric on the cushions.
July 16, 2011 § 7 Comments
If I had concrete floors, I would paint them. Painting and/or stenciling concrete is a rather budget friendly update. I feel it is a chance to experiment and add a little fun into a space, and you don’t have to worry about growing tired of it because repainting it again would not be very difficult or expensive. I especially like this lace stenciled one below; reversing the colors and having a grey pattern on a white floor would be nice too I think.
May 1, 2011 § Leave a comment
March 9, 2011 § Leave a comment
I generally do not like animal prints, but I do have a different opinion when it comes to zebra prints. The zebra print is classic and sophisticated. It is versatile with the ability to be used in any interior, whether the interior be traditional or modern, and it can complement color scheme. When designing with animal prints its best to do it sparingly, one zebra rug will be plenty of animal print for one room.
February 23, 2011 § Leave a comment
I have a love for wood floors; the problem is that wood is not the most practical for wet areas, such as a bathroom, so when I came across Fondovalle’s Ironwood tile collection it was happiness. It was like discovering Yogurt Land all over again, the satisfaction of ice-cream but the benefit of frozen yogurt being healthier. The satisfaction of wood, but the benefit of tile being more water resistant.