You may recall that these floors are the inspiration for my new kitchen floors in the remodel. This is a combination of marble and a blue limestone and I think they would compliment my plan to do a white perimeter and a grey island, with marble countertops.
No doubt these and the marble countertops are going to take up a large chunk of our kitchen budget. I was telling my husband last night that in the grande scheme of our “wants” for these renovations, this is one area I am willing to let go if we have to adjust to stay within budget.
While sitting at the bar of a restaurant having dinner and waiting for our showing of Bridesmaids Saturday night, I pulled up Pinterest on my iPhone and shared with him some other images of floors that interest/intrigue me.
We will be refinishing all of our hardwood floors as part of the remodel. The above is the stain I’d like to use and probably the most cost effective option for the kitchen would be to just refinish and stain the current wood floors in the kitchen. I think the above would look great with the white and grey cabinets.
But, I must admit that I am intrigued by many images I’ve found of painted wood floors…..
Style at Home via here.
Tria Giovan via The Enchanted Home
But here is my concern, while these floors look wonderful, I wonder how well they hold up? A kitchen is such a high traffic area and I worry about the durability of painted floors. Anyone with any experience or thoughts care to weigh in?
My love of the floors in one of the the Windsor Smith kitchens I posted yesterday has me a little perplexed. I am usually not a huge fan of marble floors. But hers, mixed with Bateig Blue Limestone…..I love!
I am picturing floors like these. White cabinets and a grey island. Color (some pink for sure) brought in via the textiles. My mind is starting to bubble with ideas….
I wonder how durable this would be for a kitchen. Anyone with experience in this area? I’d love to hear it!
I have no aversion to taking to the formal dining room for casual entertaining. In fact, as our dinner guests departed Saturday night, I noticed that Maddie and her friend had been in there having a “picnic.” The table was full of pretend food, two sets of fairy wings, a couple of “magic wands” and other random items from the toy cabinets.
However, as a family with young kids, we often (usually) entertain the whole family. And let’s face it, it is nice to see what the toddlers are up to while the parents eat. As a result, I find that we eat in the kitchen more and more when we have friends over. So, when we update our kitchen I want to make sure that our dining table is large enough to seat a crowd and looks nice enough to feel like we aren’t hanging out in the kitchen….saving the dining room for something more special.
These images of kitchen seating, each designed by Windsor Smith, have wowed me.
I absoutely love the idea of using slipcovered wing chairs at the heads of the table. I am not sure I’d have thought of this on my own. I am thinking monogrammed slips are in our future. I also really love the combination of those with the chinese chippendale chairs. I would probably not do arm chairs in my own kitchen….to save on space.
Our kitchen has wood floors, something I longed for in our previous home where we had tile. But, I have to say these floors also have me wondering / dreaming.
What do you think, do you like the look?