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.”
Tongue-and-groove white ceilings bring a cottage vibe to this comfortable family room. Distressed hardwood floors are paired with a cushy area rug, creating style underfoot. An oversized sectional makes for the perfect spot to gather and relax as a family.
The silver distressed island is the focal point of this charming traditional kitchen. White cabinetry, professional appliances and two stunning chandeliers add to the elegance. Warm hardwood floor is a nice finishing touch to the space.
This open dining area features rustic hardwood flooring, a distressed farmhouse dining table with distressed chairs, a distressed console table with repurposed window decoration, and a cage chandelier.
The marble-topped, steel blue distressed island is the focal point of this charming French country kitchen. Mirrored white cabinetry and two stunning chandeliers add to the elegance. Warm hardwood floors are a nice finishing touch to the space.
This eclectic shabby-chic kitchen features distressed cabinetry and striped black-and-white wallpaper alongside stainless appliances and hardwood floors. The cabinets in this kitchen have a crackle finish, giving it a French bistro look.
A beautifully distressed cabinet perfectly fills the space under the slant of these farmhouse stairs. The green finish pops against the white shiplap walls and warm-tone hardwood flooring. Simple tabletop decor finishes the space.
A blue wardrobe draws the eye to the back wall in this sunny bedroom. The distressed finish is a nice contrast to the more polished finishes in the room. A southwestern runner brings additional color to the room against the hardwood floor, white walls and light bed linens. Navy roman shades add a contrast to the white walls and decorate the windows.
A distressed finish over this country china cabinet stands out agains the polished hardwood floor and bright white wall paint. The blue color of the trim peaks through the distress mark to frame the piece.
The living room was updated with fresh wall paint in sage green and new hardwood flooring. The ceiling-height corner window grouping, which had given the home a dated look, now becomes a key feature with new cedar wrap that gives it a more natural and refined look.
Mustard yellow wallpaper and mounted candle light fixtures give a warm atmosphere to this vanity area. A distressed dresser vanity base and stainless steel bowl vessel sink create an antiqued look. A dark wood mirror frame compliments the wood countertop and hardwood floor.
A large black leather chaise brings a pleasing texture to this living room design. A cabinet with a distressed finish acts as an entertainment center to support the television between the chaise and light brown leather chair. A diamond pattern area rug pads the hardwood floor and matches the light cream shade of the wall paint.
Designer Genevieve Gorder converted this former living room into a luxurious master suite with beautiful custom pieces. Antique doors imported from Morocco, a hand-carved bed from India, custom hardwood floors, and a stunning marble fireplace ground this room in a soft neutral color palette with a harmonious blend of textures.