Our Southern girl here is missin’ her roots this rainy November day.  I’m on my second cup of coffee, deeply involved in search of the perfect living room rug for my Canadian project.  Of course, my researching fingers begin to think outside of the box… why don’t we do something different and forgo the rug?! Musical inspiration aiding the search comes from the One and Only Dolly Parton.  Click below for a soundtrack to today’s post:

Isn’t that better?  A little Dolly will brighten any room. Here are some well-healed examples of how to approach flooring design:

Patterned Wood Cuts

Stone Striped Foyer

Lace Patterned Stenciled on Concrete

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Traditional Parquet Patterned with Untreated Barnwood

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Chevron Stenciled on Grey Painted Floor

Source: ffffound.com via Li on Pinterest


Glossy Black Painted Floor

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Or Matte Black Floor!

Palais Royale, Ann Sacks Flooring
Palais Royale, Ann Sacks Flooring

I love the Palais Royale Stone Pattern from Ann Sacks. The scale is amazing! What an impact. Enjoy your day – enough procrastinating and back to the rug search 🙂 xoEB