Project Gallery: Four Fabulous Floors
Beauty underfoot: custom concrete, whimsical paint, rug-patterned wood, and rug-like tile make for unusual, amazing floor options.
When designing and decorating the rooms in our homes, we often think about the many ways to embellish our walls and ceilings with decorative trim details, interesting painting techniques, and a variety of coverings like wainscot or wallpaper. But don’t forget to look down at that hardworking surface on which you walk each day. Whether as the first impression in an entry foyer, an interesting transition from a kitchen to a dining area, or a way to incorporate a little whimsy and personality in a bedroom, the floors in your home can also serve as a creative canvas.
Located on a lake in central Vermont, the floor in this kitchen is a mix of Vermont ash with a custom light-gray stain and handmade concrete tiles. Six different tile designs are arranged so there is no repeated pattern. During the design process, the architect created a 3D CAD file and rotated and moved the tiles until the pattern was just right. The homeowners could then preview the design and the installer had a very clear layout to follow during installation.
By the sea
Designer Mary Douglas Drysdale often uses paint as a way to add great decorative appeal without great expense. Since this summer home is located on the water, the image of shells and the seaside is a natural fit for this little girl’s room. To add whimsy to the design, Drysdale incorporated a phrase in the floor border.
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