Do you remember what it was like before? Now there are engineered wood floors (which means a real wood layer over some plywood layers – like a veneer on furniture) by Green World Industries. We chose a 7.5″ oak plank (the “Artisan Montmajour”) with a UV oil finish. I plan to explain more about the floors and why we chose them later. For now, I just want to say how thoroughly pleased we are, especially with the new light gray walls.
We painted the walls the same color as my daughter’s nursery from our last home (Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray), and I love how the light warm gray complements the true brown floors. We had them installed throughout the downstairs and on the stairs themselves (I’ll show you what we did upstairs later)…
I think they are gorgeous, rich, and rustic, all at once. They pair well with our traditional rugs.
And our more formal antiques.
But I love how they complement our more rustic furniture, as well.
And yes, the downstairs includes our kitchen and breakfast area. So far, we love them there, too.
Probably the only thing I don’t love is how they look with the current color of our cabinets, but those will probably be painted eventually anyway. 😉 The other current question is the stairwell…
Because of time and money constraints, we opted to simply leave the staircase (which was formerly carpeted) and simply fill in the previously carpeted section with the wood planks to match the floor. The installers did a beautiful job, but now we can’t decide if we ought to paint some part of it white. It seems a lot of wood.
You can’t quite tell from the pictures, but I need to paint the spindles a true white anyway (they are about 5 shades yellower than the rest of the trim)… so what do you think? Would you paint any portion of the stairs white or leave them all wood?
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