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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Black and White Floors

Now that you have seen the post with my all black and white guest bathroom I thought I would share some images of some rooms that I am drawn too because of the flooring:
Be still my heart!! What drama! What elegance!
Amazing architecture on this beautiful Charleston front porch.
Crisp and Fresh!!
I love the striped banquette with the pop of lime green accent pillows. So fresh and fun.
This floor is actually stained with black stain to make the diamond pattern in the flooring. Notice the black trim tile outlining the counter.
Entry at Phoebe Howard’s shop, Mrs. Howards.
What amazing light this kitchen is getting through all these wondeful windows. Nothing prettier to me than a light filled room with checked floors.
This flooring and the adjacent room are wonderful.
Oh My! Gorgeous.
I hope you have enjoyed looking at black and white floors as much as I have. It is fun opening up an inspiration file and finding so many lovelies. It is kind of like getting the Sears Roebuck Christmas catalog when we were children.
“Enjoy the Process” Of:
Discovering how beautiful black and white floors can be!


Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Kathysue! My word, that first space is AMAZING. Dramatic and stylish all in one.

Jules said...

Kathysue how wonderful I just absolutely adore black and white floors For me it is like getting the David Jones catalogue!!!!!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Kathysue, these are all just wonderful. I love them. I still think your bathroom is the prettiest. Hugs, Marty

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

Great post! One day I will have a black and white checkered floor in my kitchen!

vignette design said...

I love black and white floors too and especially like it if they are painted that way. The image of the kitchen with the painted floors is what I'm talking about! Also, love how those apple green pillows popped in the other kitchen. Great post Kathysue.

Anonymous said...

Generally, I think I would like it...but I have a head cold and when looking it , it made me dizzy, really! ha!

DesignTies said...

The Charleston porch is beautiful, and I love the detail on the floor of Mrs. Howards entry. The stained kitchen floor is great too :-)


A Gift Wrapped Life said...

The first photo would be my favorite, so dramatic and if you are going for it why not go all the way. Enjoy the holiday weekend. XO

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful images. How classic black and white look together on these floors. Love the painted one!


Leah said...

OMG love these black and white floors! Simply gorgeous!!

Come check out my first giveaway!! So excited about it!!


A Perfect Gray said...

Kathysue, I will have to say that floor with the boards stained black and white is my favorite. I love any wood surface where the wood shows thru the paint...

such a great post!

Rick said...


Not only are the floors are inspiring but other items in the rooms as well such as fabrics, artwork and accent colors.

Thanks for a great post.


Gypsy Heart said...

LOVE black & white!! Have to have my red along too though. :-) I would definitely have a black & white floor if this space were mine. Your bath is great! My guest bath is done in black & white, zebra style.


Bring Pretty Back said...

So classic! So beautiful!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

I adore a black & white checkerboard floor turned on the diagonal. Have had this floor installed in every house I have lived in - I never tire of it!

La Dolfina said...

I'm gaga over all those floors. There is something about classic black and white that gets you everytime!! It's no wonder you smile every time you look at yours :)

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Some very beautiful floors here.(Entire rooms actually). I really like the ones with the larger patterns. The bigger the better. The kitchen with large black and white stripe on the bench and bright green pillows really caught my eye. Thanks for sharing.

xinex said...

What beautiful inspirational pictures, KathySue!..Christine

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I absolutely love the black and white flooring for a kitchen! Had that in my first (tiny) apartment, and I think it would work so well in a beach themed cottage too!

Unknown said...

Oh, I love these! I especially love the black and white with the pop of lime, that is one of my favorite design combinations! XO!

Susie @ Maddie G Designs said...

Love the Charleston Porch and the painted black and white hardwoods (although I'd never have the nerve). Reminds me of my Grandma's kitchen and breakfast room as they had the black and white floors. Fun post!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

A black and white floor is much like a white subway tile or a antique, timeless... love your images.