Top 5 Fantastic Floors Part 1

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Marble starburst pattern floor at the Hotel Palumbo, Ravello, Italy.

For years I have been taking photos of things that inspire me that I archive for reference. Most are photos of things I saw while traveling and it’s so nice to now have a forum to share my inspiration photos with others. I can’t tell you how much I refer back to these images when designing for clients. For example, I took the photo above at the Hotel Palumbo in Ravello, Italy while on my honeymoon. I love the bold contrast in the design and it inspired the graphic tile floor SBL incorporated into the Entry of the Owner’s Suites on Marina shown in the last photo below.

Here are my top 5 fantastic floors.

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I love the rustic mix of the wood and waxed colored concrete at the Polo Ralph Lauren Store in Beverly Hills, CA. Notice the cool joint detail.

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Not your average bathroom. This floor is such a surprise at the Sicis tile showroom, NYC. The whole thing sparkles. It’s gorgeous.

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Years of age make this doorway in SoHo so cool. I love the mix of metal thresholds with the vintage black & white mosaic lobby tile.

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Black, tan and white marble comprise the graphic modern mosaic floor in the Owner’s Suite Entry on Oceania’s Marina flagship designed by SBL.

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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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