hello friends! My goodness its dreary out here in Philadelphia and I’m craving creamy, dreamy white interiors. Nothing lifts my spirits more than a clean, bright, cozy room that feels a bit like heaven on earth.
The most important ingredient for an ethereal retreat? White floors of course.
White Floors! Perhaps not the practical choice for someone with a black dog and penchant for red wine drinking and chocolate eating, (Who me?) white floors constantly attract me, nonetheless.
crushin on these floors like its nobody’s business…. Wide Planked, Random, Mismatched Perfection.
Before I get into this post I should say this- “To Each, Their Own.” If your taste differs from mine, I’m still cool with you. I hope you love your home, because everyone should; it is one’s sanctuary.
That being said, this is my blog, and I get to decide what is good taste and what is bad taste. As I type this out, my floors are being laid over at the new house, so it’s seems the appropriate to discuss Wood today.
This is how I like my wood floors: Light. Salvaged. A little knotty. A hint of Scandinavian. Wide planked. Aged (but not damaged.)
Natural and Full of character.
via Canadian House and Home, Photographed by Mark Olson
Betsy Brown via House Beautiful
(via apartment therapy)
Sorry, but this just hurts my eyes.
It dominates the decor and really limits you.
It doesn’t mix well with brown or blue or orange or green. I just hate it.
Note: naturally red floors (mahogany, etc) are less terrible than maple or oak stained red.
I think they’ll look real dated in a few years.
I am continuing this week’s theme of slightly unrealistic things that make me happy. Today, I plan to visually construct my dream home. Unless you are very new to the blog, you probably know that my boyfriend and I are actually gutting and renovating a home. This is very exciting, and I feel most fortunate for the opportunity, but I should be clear that this is not my dream home. We are being constrained by budget, time and space. Budget being the biggest evil, of course. Today I am forgetting the South Philly Rowhome, and living in dream land. Join me, wont you?
Architectural Dream home requirements:
1. High Ceilings, with Wood or Metal beams. Or Both. Because I love the character they bring to a space- slightly rustic, slightly industrial- not too clean or too new.