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Flooring

We’ve usually had wood floors in our homes over the years. Always in light wood too. The last house we lived in, we painted the floors white. Gloss lacquered white floors throughout the upper level. Really nice but oh so hard to keep clean, especially with a black labrador. Black lacquered floors are also extremely appealing. But I must say that I probably prefer hardwood flooring if there is to be painted surfaces. It’s important that the wood slats are visible through, to avoid a flat & bland expression. Painted & lacquered concrete is not to bad either for that matter. The limit for me, is probably black or white. Although I think it is neat with green, yellow or red floor, I find it hard to see that I could cope with the colors in the long run. Here are some variations of flooring solutions – with not overly strong colour choices.

bhg.comBlack floor to country style kitchen / bhg.com

thepoetryofmaterialthings.tumblr.comIndustrial contemporary beauty / thepoetryofmaterialthings.tumblr.com

elleinteriorGreen all year around / elleinterior.se

countrystyle Wallpaper styling to a dark floor / countrystyle.com

tumblr.comBlack & white can never go wrong / tumblr.com

google.comGreen & white / google.com

simplylovelystuff Blue & white / simplylovelystuff

featherstonemoonanddiverybone.tumblr.comNice colour choice to the white kitchen / featherstonemoonanddiverybone.tumblr.com

feelinspiredBlack is unusual in kids room, nice / feelinspired

pinterest.comBlack coated floor / pinterest.com

casaabril.com.brBright & energising / casaabril.com.br

archilovers.comDark walls to the dark floor / archilovers.com

amerrymishapWhite & fresh / amerrymishap

apartmenttherapy.comBright yellow / apartmenttherapy.com

stadshem Cool contrast to the white kitchen / stadshem

Take care / Marie

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Appealing walls

What if walls could speak – tell you their story. About colours they have been painted in, patched, scraped, plastered & painted over & over again. Or tell you about those who lived here before to give insight into what life was like, during an epoch. It would be exciting & interesting. But see, that’s not what this post is about today, unfortunately.

I like colour, it’s a big part of my life…professionally, that is. But I’m not the first to raise my hand regarding colorful walls. But still. I have the ability to enjoy a variety of things or events, no matter what I prefer. It’s all about being able to see beauty in most things, right?

If you were to ask me which of these rooms I would consider myself to live in, without changing the wall color – then, the closest in style, would be room number six with light blue wall. Maybe, possibly, even number three. (but I would most certainly go for the black & white one) How about you, which one do you prefer?

frenchbydesignBring down the sense of height of a room by leaving space between the paint & the roof / frenchbydesign

apartmenttherapy.comOr paint the space in an additional colour / apartmentteraphy.com

styleessentials.tumblr.comShorten the distance with a sharp colour / styleessentials.com

miluccia.tumblr.comOr create an exciting corner / miluccia.tumblr.com

pinterest.comPaint in a color that suits the child’s height / pinterest.com

stadshemAmplify a piece of furniture by matching the wall color / stadshem

mialinnman.blogspotContrasts that create excitement / mialinnman.blogspot.com

housetohomeCoordinate with a few pieces / housetohome

estudiogutorequenaWhite higher up plus wall paint & tile in similar shade / estudiogutorequena

flickr.comGraphical & classic with powerful impression / flickr.com

thenewyorktimes White at the bottom & with turquoise at the top – different / thenewyorktimes.com

interiorsoriginal.bogspotWithin the same colour scale but the window in a stronger shade / interiorsoriginal.blogspot

homesweethome Nice & different / homesweethome via pinterest

mackaparStylish contrast to all white, especially the addition on the inside of the door too / mackapar

ovgwebdesignRough style that becomes more enhanced with the black together with the leather & concrete / ovgwebdesign

Take care / Marie

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