Floors

Wall to Wall Class

Vinyl: Season 1, Episode 1 - Apartment of a moody guy, whose outlook on life might improve if he just turned around and appreciated his view. 

Vinyl: Season 1, Episode 1 - Apartment of a moody guy, whose outlook on life might improve if he just turned around and appreciated his view. 

This 1970's New York apartment is the hight of class, at a time when nothing was classier than wall to wall carpet.  Then there was the inevitable trickle down effect, where "normals" started installing wall to wall carpet in their homes, and the whole thing became déclassé.  Now it is a colossal decor faux pas.  Funny how that happens sometimes.  

Classic Checkerboard Floors

A few days ago, I saw Vermeer's The Art of Painting  at the Kunsthistorisches Museum museum in Vienna.  It got me thinking about checkerboard floors, and how they are timeless.  

These floors are both casual and formal, classic and contemporary, simple and bold, and on and on.  They work in your garage, in a ball room, and in your grandma's house.  They even look good in linoleum.  

You can do them in tile, marble, wood, paint, carpet....sky's the limit.   

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Designer Mary McDonald via  Chinoiserie Chic

Designer Mary McDonald via Chinoiserie Chic

The Nanny Diaries:  Fancy New York apartment entry way.  Designed by  Andrew Baseman

The Nanny Diaries: Fancy New York apartment entry way.  Designed by Andrew Baseman

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Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries: Season 1, Episode 4 - Miss Fisher's 1920's home

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries: Season 1, Episode 4 - Miss Fisher's 1920's home