A few years ago, I went to a party held in the home of a former Minneapolis Institute of Arts dean. We guests gathered in his studio for the night's merriment. I'm always thrilled when entering such spaces as they invariably provide a creative jolt. In this instance, however, I wasn't only inspired by the art displayed throughout the space but also the flooring of the dean's studio. It was
From Parchettificio, this mosaic floor is comprised of wood, steel and stone elements. Is it fit for a 'royal highness' or is it royally heinous?
Would you, could you commit to a houndstooth tile kitchen floor? Stephanie (remember the bent utensil mug holder) says she could commit in a minute to the houndstooth floor tiles.
Are you living with vinyl floor tile remorse? Did you really think the faux parquet tiles would look like authentic parquet? If you've hit rock bottom and are ready to start from scratch, here's a juicy little tip that will help you get on the road to floor recovery and remove those pesky, sticky squares that tried to dazzle you.
I must admit, I cringed a bit when I saw this makeover. MWT and I have installed wooden floors and we've hired people to refinish 100's of square feet of them in both the homes in which we've lived. Now, it's not that painted wood floors can't look amazing; I'd just reserve the act for floors that are way beyond salvation. In this case, the
Don't tell my local mid-century modern group (Atomic Indy) but I'm kind of loving the whole Moroccan pattern trend. My first encounter was when I accidentally came across the My Marrakesh blog, by the lovely Maryam. Next, I found out about Melanie Royals, a San Diego stencil artist who organized a couple of painting trips to Maryam's pad in Marrakesh. Then, I discovered that Melanie's company, Royal Design Studio, now sells a huge variety of fabulous Moroccan stencils. I ordered this one and this one for my own painting adventure. Not sure yet what to paint, but here is more inspiration from Melanie Royal's trips to Marrakesh.
If you haven't heard, our First Family is in the rescue-market for a Portuguese Water Dog. Let's hope they get him or her a couple pair of grippy slipper socks to navigate across the glossy floors of the White House.