Published at Wednesday, November 07th 2018, 10:33:45 AM. Flooring. By Jeana Betrand.
This is minimalism at its best. What you see here is a portion of a house located in Burgos, Spain. It was a project by Pereda Perez Arquitectos and this living room is actually a very good representation of the entire building. Wood and concrete define the whole house, being used extensively and looking very pure and natural. The spaces are bright and fresh without looking or feeling monotonous.
This house from Aarhus, Denmark has a living space that looks very warm and cozy, despite its polished concrete floor and accent wall. It’s because these elements are balanced out by the brown leather upholstery on the L-shaped bench and the pastel-colored patchwork rug.
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.
There’s a ton of ways in which to make concrete floor blend in naturally. When designing this house from Sydney, Tzannes Associates used a combination of strategies. They added wood accent walls and furniture pieces , kept the color palette neutral and gave the open kitchen a large island that’s also made of concrete.