Published at Monday, November 05th 2018, 08:48:39 AM. Flooring. By marquisa simon.
This is a case where the name defines the house in a very cool and literal way. This is the Heavy Metal Residence, a home designed by Hufft Projects. It’s located in Missouri and its design is a combination of glass, steel and concrete. The idea was to capture the beauty of the rugged landscape and to translate it into modern architecture.
There was a time when bare concrete floors stayed well hidden beneath carpets, parquet flooring and tiles, when it was inconceivable to leave them exposed and the very idea that they could look good like that was not even taken into consideration. Now we know better than to dismiss it and concrete floors are actually trendy in modern and contemporary interior design. We’ve learned to embrace their raw and pure beauty and to complement them with comfortable furniture, textured accent rugs and warm wood elements. Let’s see how some architects and designers chose to integrate concrete floors into their projects.
A different strategy was used by Cornerstone Architects when they designed this residence in Austin, Texas. To give the living room a warm and cozy ambiance while keeping the decor simple, they combined a polished concrete floor with a wood-clad accent wall and neutral-colored furniture and carpeting.
Here’s a relaxed kitchen full of neutral, brown tones and it’s finished off with a spotless, wood-laminate floor that pops and contrasts with the cream cabinetry. If you’re looking for something a bit more unique, do some research on gray wood-laminate flooring like you see here in this youthful and trendy living room. It creates a foundation that’s so much more fun and interesting!