Published at Monday, November 05th 2018, 08:48:39 AM. Flooring. By marquisa simon.
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.
For some, separate rooms still hold their charm. But many homeowners today are taking a sledgehammer to their traditional floor plans so they can enjoy cooking, eating and movie watching all in one space. Decades ago, homes were built with the notion that every room has a distinct function. You cook in a kitchen, so it was a separate room — often with a door. Dining rooms were formal. Living rooms were for entertaining or relaxing, and were set apart from the kitchen.
It’s not just the combination of materials that makes this living room look stunning. We find the lighting to be exquisite and we absolutely love the bright green sofa and matching ottoman, not to mention all those gorgeous throw pillows. This is a space designed by Karawitz Architecture and, as you can see, it makes the most out of its polished concrete floor.
Always reminding you of what is strictly necessary – you don’t need much while lounging on your dearest chair or resting on your favorite sofa – a curated living room is like your life’s book you left open before guest’s eyes. But if you ever find yourself in need of anything, it would be a panoramic view of an unrivaled landscape, however it may look to each