Created by bonding layers of hardwood (“plies”) together in a cross-grain construction, engineered hardwood floors are more stable and can withstand higher levels of humidity than solid hardwood floors. In this kitchen, engineered hardwoods are paired with white cabinets and countertops and a live-edge walnut bar-top.
The woodwork in this striking foyer was inspired by a historical plantation in Virginia. Walls are striped with pastel green, while the hardwood floors are painted in a decorative diamond pattern. The antique walnut bench and framed artwork are more traditional pieces in the design.
A beautiful living room with walls and cabinetry in a crisp white creates a calming canvas and nice contrast to the walnut hardwood flooring. Lively punch of tangerine in the upholstered chairs and kelly green merged with varying shades of cobalt and indigo blues create a delightful space.
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 minimalist kitchen design features beautiful walnut cabinets, Silestone countertops and light hardwood flooring. A marble backsplash in a subway design is bright and cheery against the natural cabinets.
The stone fireplace mantel features a painting by Renae Barnard. The natural stone adds texture adds beautiful texture to the room against the polished hardwood floor and matching coffered ceiling beams. A pair of olive green chairs frame the sitting space.
Natural light illuminates this modern kitchen with medium grain walnut cabinets and white stone countertops. Metal stools line the kitchen island, while a glass chandelier hangs above. Natural hardwood floors provide a finishing touch.
Honed Calacutta Gold marble, polished nickel hardware and a walnut island are traditional elements that make this white kitchen timeless. The light hardwood flooring paired with classic white cabinetry creates a fresh, airy space for preparing meals.
The friendly and inviting feel of this southern colonial home is seamlessly carried into the kitchen. The rich umber of the ceiling beams, walnut island top, and quarter sawn oak floors combine with details like the bronze lanterns and bridge faucet to create a classic cooking and gathering space that is at once familiar and unique.
Multiple building materials and styles come together to create this contemporary kitchen. A medium-toned walnut wood makes up the cabinets and kitchen island, while lighter-colored hardwood is used on the floors, creating a varied, natural feel. Marble and concrete also play into the island, which was custom-built in an angular shape.