Friday, March 19, 2010

A Lightly Painted Floor

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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