Last Saturday, Steve and I went to buy floorboards for our loft conversion and while I had an all-white scheme in my head for the top room, once in the shop, we ended up buying some large black floorboards similar to the ones featured in the first image of my 5 inspiring white kitchens post.
Our decision to go for black floorboards this time, was dictated by two crazy things!
Firstly: our deadline…
We are aiming to complete the top room within two weeks so Mila can have 9 of her friends staying for a sleepover after celebrating her birthday (and these can be delivered within 5 days instead of the usual 4/5 weeks).
Secondly: our common desire to try something different
Which is a first too! Hahaha… I mean, the kiwi and I often want the same things in life but we usually spend a fair amount of time disagreeing about finishes, design, materials, budget, etc. but for some reasons, this time, we have been very much in sync.
I’m not complaining! All I can say…there is hope for all of us ;-)
The bottom line is that we never had black floorboards in any of the places we lived and as we are creating the space from scratch and the room will be filled with natural lights from two Velux and one large glass wall, we both felt it was the perfect opportunity to try something different.
Now that the whole thing has sinked in and I’m used to the idea, I’m very excited and you have to admit that black floorboards in these rooms simply look amazing!
I would love to hear from you regarding your experience of black floorboards or if you found yourself once going for something that was the opposite of your usual signature style.
1. Roosendale Residence by Oomen Architects | 2. Bathroom from Boffi | 3. Home of my friend Sandrine Ziegler photographed by Yves Duransoy
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I think they look FAB, good choice! Xx
preciosos suelos negros de madera!!!!
Algún día en mi casa…
“The new black” – amazing choice!!!
Aren’t they gorgeous! But can you imagine, every piece of dust or fluff is really going to show up…
Yes but we have white floorboards throughout the house already so I don’t think it’s gonna be any different.
I’m used to is and it’s nothing that a quick vacuum can fix
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yes! Love black floorboards so much