A hand painted scroll on an old oak hardwood floor. Sanding first is a must so the design will soak into the raw wood. Once dry, apply several layers of a good topcoat, sanding between coats. This subtle design was painted on a 14' x 20' floor, borders the room and plays the part of a transparent rug.
I love layering details like this in design. Paying attention to scale and subtlety adds elegance to a formal setting, as well as a bit of formality to a casual setting. A person may not always know why they find a room comfortable and inviting. It is only important that they do...its all in how the details speak to each one of us.
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