Hall and office barContemporary Hall, San Francisco
Breakfast bar separates the kitchen from the entrance of the apartment. Bar made of lacquered wood green. Swivel stools "Bombo" of Magis. Wooden floor made of white lacquered oak aging. Kartell Hanging Lamps.
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Weathered and worn. A distressed floor can be a surprisingly effective way to add interest to, or “dirty up,” a minimal space. These oak floorboards have been painted white and then left to peel and flake. The result is perfectly Shabby Chic, and it looks brilliant with the super-modern furniture in tangy brights — a lesson in how not to be dull.If you don’t have the time or inclination to wait for authentic wear and tear, you can DIY distress; search for tips online or seek out a workshop. The techniques are similar to those for distressing furniture (often applying waxes to certain areas so paint doesn’t stick, or scraping and sanding back patches of paint to reveal the wood underneath).
One of the most basic elements of your home — the floor — can make an immediate and unmistakable statement. Can you imagine a "Please take your shoes off" sign at this front door? Rather, this floor says, "Please don't worry about your high heels or muddy tennis shoes. I just want you to come in and get comfortable." Plus, don't you love the colorful contemporary furniture with this floor? Very well done.