Dark woods abound from floor to ceiling making this room cozy and sophisticated. Rich colors and elegant lines give the room a horizontal dimension. The French doors leading to a balcony provide natural light.
This living room evokes the nautical with a red, white and blue color palette. A white tongue-and-groove ceiling looks down upon a high-gloss red hardwood floor, while blue-and-white striped wallpaper lines the walls. Dark Colonial furniture, avian accessories and exotic floral upholstery are a nod to tropical style.
As seen on Home Town, the Walker's Laurel, MS existing living room was cold and uninviting with a dark stain on the existing wood floor and a solid entry door allowing minimal light into the large open space. After the renovations, their Laurel, MS living room now gives the feeling of being wide open and flows nicely from the full glass entry door into the living and dining areas. The living room features the original refinished hardwood floor, new curtains, and blind, updated furnishings and custom art designed by Mia's younger son Bryce. Host Erin Napier said the floors had to be sanded three times to get the old dark stain completely removed to allow the natural color of the wood to show again.
The original hardwood floors were damaged in places so, once old carpeting and laminate flooring were removed, new flooring in dark finish was installed throughout the first floor for a uniform and sophisticated look. New drywall is painted in pale, powder blue, offering a pleasing contrast with the dark floors and stained trim around the cased opening.
The kitchen in this open-floor-plan home provides plenty of space for multiple chefs and entertaining. Dark wood flooring anchors the space while the cabinetry offers ample storage and the stainless-steel appliances lend a lot of high style.
Built in shelving creates a decorative frame around the bench seat. Blue patterned throw pillows work with blue accents throughout the room to add color to the design. A dark dining table and dark hardwood flooring create a deep contrast against the bright, white room. A gold and crystal chandelier hanging above adds a traditional flair.
The light and dark contrast on the hardwood flooring creates a beautiful and unique stripe effect in this contemporary kitchen. A brilliant blue accent wall pops against the light, neutral surroundings. Sleek finishes and stainless steel appliances give this space a polished, modern look.
The original hardwood flooring has been restored and given a new and lighter finish that better highlights the natural grain. The floors had to be sanded three times to remove the old, dark stain, allowing the natural color and grain of the wood to show through.