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Design Tips – Painted Floors

NNeed a quick and relatively easy way to spruce up your new space? Go for painted floors. If you need to disguise a less than beautiful wood floor this is a great trick and you get a lot of bang for your buck. Instead of a runner try a painted floor with a border to make the space special. A light colored painted floor reflects more light and will brighten up the space. I have painted floors in bathrooms, living rooms, bedrooms, home offices, kitchens, hallways, and basements. Check out the examples below and get inspired.

Jeffrey Bilhuber uses an oversized pattern in soft colors to add interest. Nail heads galore, lacquered orange walls…. amazing.

Sara Story follows suit with the contrast of the plummy ceiling for some oomph!

This traditional pattern makes for a warm and interesting entrance.

The aqua floor with large white medallions is the revers of what is on the walls.

I love everything about this image. The glazed blue walls, tortoise shell/ tigers eye detail on the door frame, and the large orange painted medallions. Jeffrey Bilhuber is a master.

Great color and pattern- this painted floor looks like beautiful tiles.

Mary McDonald uses a graphic zig zag pattern in soft blue and white to create a playful floor in a bathroom.

One of my all time favorites for a small kitchen floor- Carrera marble countertops, soft grey brown high gloss cabinets and antiqued mirror backsplash.

Old farmhouse floor boards showing through with a more rustic looking medallion pattern.

Happy Nancy Lancaster yellow floors with a pretty white medallion pattern.

Miles Redd ( another master of the painted floor) goes for high drama in his kitchen.

The above two images are from a recently completed beach house. We wanted a guest bedroom in the basement to feel light and airy. We painted the floor a glossy white and got our inspiration for the sweet border from the beach roses that can be seen from the bedroom window. The border was painted by our fabulous decorative painter, Topher Rollinson.


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