Hardwood floors work with almost any style — year in, year out. Given that flooring is the biggest expanse of product you’ll see in your new space, designer Christina Fluegge of Greige Design recommends going with a high-quality hardwood that allows you to refinish as time goes by rather than having to replace. “I currently have a love affair with a sandable engineered wood floor that’s hand-distressed and has a wax finish,” Fluegge says. “It’s simple to clean and takes scratches and regular everyday living in stride.”
Traditional meets rustic in this family room. This white wooden entertainment center not only showcases additional decorative accents, but functions as a unifying design element within the entire space.
The old, worn carpeting was removed, and the room now features dark stained hardwood flooring and area rugs. The low windows get new white trim, and the bead board on the walls and ceiling are painted in a muted gray-green.
This large craftsman kitchen boasts, among other nice finishes, a beautiful hardwood floor that carries through to a sitting area opposite the kitchen island. Paired with the exposed beam ceiling, the floor makes a big impression on visitors. This kitchen arrangement takes advantage of a wide expanse to provide plenty of seating and gathering options. The center bar in a painted finish complements the dark natural finish on the wall cabinets.
The floors are a darker shade of walnut than the walls and ceilings in the bathroom of this loft guest suite above a horse stable. The honed, black granite against the lighter wood tones was selected by the designer to achieve a simple and elegant feel, which also grounded the space visually. A copper tub and sink blend with the color scheme while adding a touch of sheen.
This extravagant kitchen has white cabinets and white marble counter tops that give this space a luxurious look. The rustic hardwood floors are a nice contrast to the clean white cabinets and counter tops.