Published at Thursday, November 29th 2018, 23:20:48 PM. Flooring. By amy robinson.
The drawback of concrete floors is that they feel cold and hard underfoot. Instead of seeing that as a disadvantage, Incorporated Architecture & Design took this opportunity to introduce some really cool area rugs into the design of this modern New York home which they completed in 2013.
A similar strategy was used by Isern Associats for this house in Sant Pol de Mar, Spain. However, the contrast between the polished concrete floors and the wood-clad walls is quite subtle. In a way, that means there’s not a lot of warmth given out by the wood yet the texture is still there. A great design strategy for minimalist and Nordic-inspired decors.
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.
Turn on any home-design TV show and you’ll repeatedly hear the words “open concept.” Tearing down walls to create open floor plans for the living, dining and kitchen area is what open-concept design is all about.