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I’m floored.

27 Sep

Hardwoods should floor you. I have been told.

This is a healthy challenge to planning and designing the interior of Bradford Avenue. My challenge is to balance classic wood flooring and with the character that reclaimed flooring brings to the space. In an I-wish-money-grew-on-trees moment—trees that could be turned into hardwood floors—I threatened to throw some linoleum in the kitchen and call it a day. Nobody believed my empty threats Even the framers know what I am and am not capable of.

Still, I think about painting the upstairs floor…

This room is a perfect merging of styles. Sharp clean modern lines run smack-dab into Victorian frames and prissy table legs. Smart design. Smart styling. You can’t put your thumb on all that’s happening in this room—which makes it a great room.

Let me say, I nearly fell out of my chair when I saw this on Paisley Wallpaper. Click the link—she’ll walk you through the whole process. I love her style.

I never like yellow so much in my whole life.

These diagonal stain-striped floors are smart + interesting. One would expect such of Mark Cutler.

Maybe we’ll work something diagonal into Bradford… We’ve been thinking about it. We’ll see.



23 Sep

Every week I get some sort of assignment. Two weeks ago it was to find some old vintage/retro nuts & bolts, six to eight inches in length. Done. Last week it was to call Woodstock and start thinking about wood floors. Done.

Get this. When I called Woodstock I discovered that Brent (from Woodstock) used to live on Bradford Avenue. What are the odds? He asked for a few pictures of floors I like. How about these?

After meeting Brent, I’d describe him as a fearless purist. He doesn’t bat an eye at the idea of going against the grain, especially when it comes to flooring. We like fearless. We like purists. We like being so sure that we don’t bat an eye.

I’m off to the Woodstock office to meet with Brent and see the wood/floors for myself. We could easily go over budget on flooring. Brad totally dropped the budget hammer. He has to do that now and then. We don’t like being over budget.

I’ll let you know how this turns out. And I’ll take pictures at Woodstock.