Today is Anzac Day, a national holiday for both NZ and Australia and we're having a very lazy day around home. I was going to take a break from the blog today but I get really excited about flooring and decided this post couldn't wait. When it came to building, the pale wooden flooring I've always longed for was at the top of my list of must-haves and I'm thrilled that it's finally happening!
If I had the luxury of choosing any brand in the world, hands down I'd pick Dinesen. This home in Copenhagen I wrote about a while back is a prime example of how amazing their flooring looks. Dinesen produce an exquisite signature floorboard with extraordinary dimensions. Long, wide planks provide a beautifully simple yet elegant look. Every time I see them my heart beats a little faster.
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I'm also slightly obsessed with Herringbone floors right now. This parquet flooring, which also comes in a chevron pattern, dates back to 1684 in Versailles. It goes to explain why I love seeing it in beautiful old character homes styled with a touch of French flair.
If I was lucky enough to have herringbone flooring in my home, I'd keep clutter to a minimum in order to show off the beautiful pattern. Simple monochrome styling allows for the floors to stand out.
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Lastly, I can't go past white painted floorboards. Distinctively Scandinavian, more and more people are embracing the trend here in NZ and I can see why. Providing a gloriously fresh canvas for adding texture and pops of colour, I particularly love white painted flooring paired with rustic wood accents, exposed bricks and a large cowhide rug.
Do you have a favourite type of flooring?