Design snapshot: Painted-floor patina - Fine Homebuilding

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Square One: Good Home Design Starts Here

Square One: Good Home Design Starts Here


Design snapshot: Painted-floor patina

comments (0) December 22nd, 2011 in Blogs
KHS Katie Hutchison, Contributor

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These wide, antique floor boards reveal a vibrant layered color palette, worn down over time to wonderful effect. The resulting surface of rich yellow and red ochres amidst cerulean blue, all with a luster finish, would delight on an abstract canvas. It’s is even more sublime under foot. A simple Shaker rocker and matte black, slate hearth provide quiet counterpoints to the animated painted hues. This kind of floor treatment works well with spare wall finishes, furniture, and furnishings -- as the Shakers well knew and the Modernists would likely agree.

by Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast and SquareOne

 

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