Top 5 Fantastic Floors Part 2

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The glazed tile on the patio at the Le Sirenuse Hotel in Positano, my all-time favorite hotel.

Here are even more wonderful floors from my inspiration photo archives. No surprise, I saw three of these floors while traveling in Italy. I think it adds so much to interiors to do a cool, unexpected floor pattern or material. The first two images here are from wonderful hotels on the Amalfi Coast of Italy, showing colorful glazed terra cotta tiles. I love the fun color and pattern.

Terrazzo is another fascinating floor material that is used throughout Venice. The photo I took below shows the floor of the historic Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal, where I had my wedding. This floor reads so modern, with its smooth, durable finish and colorful marble fragments throughout. It complements the Hotel’s celebration of its traditional Italian interiors, mixed with the best of Italian modern furnishings.

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The lobby lounge at the Hotel Palumbo in Ravello. How wacky are all the patterns together in this room; I love it!

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The sleek Terrazzo floor at the Bar at the Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal, Venice, Italy.

I think rough stone flooring is so pretty when used in interiors. I love this patio below with small groundcover throughout. The rough pavers are organic and durable too. A slightly cleaned up version would be great in a family mudroom or country house entry.

The last photo shows a mosaic of dark tumbled stones that was used in a mudroom in a New Canaan,Connecticut home that I saw on the house tour last year. This floor looked gorgeous with the grey cabinetry throughout the space.

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OK, so it’s an outdoor floor! Saw this on a garden tour in Northwest Connecticut last summer. Nice to see the ground without snow on it!

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A rich tumbled marble floor in a New Canaan, Connecticut house.

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by design and the subtle impact of our surroundings. Some of my earliest influences still resonate – I think of the dark woods and textured lodens of my father’s shooting club, the smell of fresh paint on a new canvas, and the bold symmetry of the Philip Johnson Glass house just down the street. For me, it was a natural path to become an Interior Designer. I love what I do. I’ve created this Journal to share my thoughts, finds and design inspirations. I hope you enjoy it!

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