Like a breath of fresh air, this showcased property by The Wood Galleries uses reclaimed oak hardwood flooring to capture the essence of nature and create a unique space that encourages a more open, free-range application of interior design.
This home in Richmond, Surrey sets the stage for comfort and relaxation while surrounded by ambient lighting and a dusky palette that perfectly lends itself to an enchanting evening.
The open floor plan is designed to be both spacious and accommodating, perfectly capturing the lighter hues of a sun-washed morning while providing plenty of natural light to enhance the mood.
Fitted lights provide fresh lighting that’s designed to accentuate, rather than overwhelm, the area.
Earthy wooden planks provide the perfect backdrop to a quaint breakfast nook, which leads out to an expansive patio area.
Minimalist style furnishings complete the theme by mimicking carefully honed branches, encompassing all the subtlety and nuances of nature.
An expansive dining area bucks the traditional look of separate rooms to seamlessly flow from one area to another.
In this case, the flooring isn’t designed to take center stage, but neither are the furnishings. Rather it’s the outdoors that provides a stark contrast of color against the beiges, browns and mauves to accentuate the focus toward the outdoors
The flooring is protected against fading thanks to a clear coat of silk natural oil, which also gives it a quiet luster. Natural grains and whorls are offset by chunky geometric patterns leading to the upstairs area.
Muted tones of indoor décor encourage nature to be the canvas. Rather than peppering the walls with photos and paintings, the designer has elected to create a disparate and distinctive antithesis while still capturing much of the unbridled spirit of the outdoors. Chunky geometric corners with sharp angles provide a direct contrast to the free-flowing patterns of nature.
According to The Wood Galleries founder, Gary Victory, reclaimed oak flooring was chosen to “whet one’s appetite for carefree openness and freedom.” He continued, “It brings a hint of warmth and serenity to an otherwise starkly contrasted interior. “
Uncomplicated in its simplicity, the flooring together with the natural light and muted color scheme create a focal path to the patio and backyard area without the jarring interruption of walls, doorways or arches.