A lively orange-and-cream camellia-motif Tibetan rug warms this living room while complementing the white oak hardwood flooring. Cerused oak benches act as coffee tables, and electronically controlled baffles on the ceiling help shade the room.
A conversation starter doesn't have to be a piece of art. Designer Jamie Beckwith designed The Enigma Hardwood puzzle piece flooring to challenge the traditional wood-plank flooring. It comes in 16 different patterns with six unique stain choices for a custom look.
Just past the kitchen, this spacious, casual dining space features chic, gray chairs, oak flooring and a drum pendant light. Built-in white cabinets provide ample storage for dishware and serving tools. To finish off the design, dark wood trim adds contrast to the bright, neutral space.
Originally, this kitchen's layout was asymmetrical with a large refrigerator positioned on one side of the wall. Splitting up the freezer and fridge allowed the window, appliances, sink and cabinets to be centered in between them.
This transitional bedroom features white and neutral bed linens and pillows designed to match the similarly hued walls. A sisal area rug covers the hardwood floors and provides a natural accent, while two metal table lamps are positioned atop the white wood nightstands. Sheer white curtains add a soft touch.
A bright white kitchen with a white subway tile backsplash, white cabinets, and matching white ceiling and crown molding looks sparkling clean and makes the dark hardwood floor pop. An opening in the lower cabinets for the microwave is the perfect way to free up counter space.
Stainless steel frames in the upper display cabinets are a unique element that tie in with the stainless steel appliances in this contemporary kitchen. Dark hardwood floors create contrast against white cabinets and crystal light pendents add a glamorous touch over the minimalistic island.
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.”