Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Good Idea: Wood/Tile Floor

Who says that your tiled floors and wood floors have to meet up in a straight line?  I love the way the designer, Paola Navone, chose to allow the shape of the tile to dictate the line where the two flooring materials meet.

Photo of Andrea Falkner Campi’s Home in Italy by Paola Navone, via tumblr.

Heath Ceramics Single Stem Vase

Heath Ceramics Single Stem Vase in California Poppy and Birch.  Love the dipped look.

Color Files: Au Naturel

For me, the appeal of clean, bright white combined with natural wood finishes, black accents, and fresh greenery never gets old.  It gives off an appearance of serenity and calm that to me makes the perfect interior.  The palette can be applied in so many ways, from a more rustic look to a steamlined modern look.  I think the important thing is to get the balance right.  You don't want so much white that the room feels sterile, and you don't want so much wood that it feels like a barn.  And you can't forget your soft surfaces and good lighting, otherwise the room just doesn't feel livable.

Here and after the jump: some of my favorite interiors and vignettes featuring this favorite palette of mine.