Redoing Your Floors? Here Are Some Modern Fabulous Wood Flooring Options.

Menotti Specchia wood flooring hero IIHIH

During Salone del Mobile 2014, Menotti Specchia of Italy presented five new concepts developed in collaboration with Design-Apart. For the new designs they called in the following workshops and designers: Gio TirottoPaolo Cappello, and Studiocharlie to create handcrafted innovative Made-in-Italy solutions. Below are the five new alternatives to boring plain wood floors and a look at some of their other options. Read more

From Rashid to Hadid, 12 Top Designers Create Cool Laminate Flooring for Parador.

Parador Designer Flooring

Parador Designer Flooring by world-renowned designers Ross Lovegrove, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Jean-Marie Massaud, Karim Rashid, Jean Nouvel, Konstantin Grcic, Ben van Berkel, Matteo Thun, ORA ITO, Piero Lissoni, Werner Aisslinger and Zaha Hadid. Each has designed exclusive indoor laminate flooring for manufacturer Parador. Read more

Maude Decor’s Patricia Baun: Floors With Flair

Maude Decor Rugs and Art

When I first learned of Maude Decor Rugs and Art by Patricia Baun (shown above), she simply had fabulous hand-painted canvas rugs which were first introduced in 2002. Those alone were worth a blog post. However, now the range has greatly expanded to include silk, flax and wool rugs, art prints, wall hangings and more– all graphic and colorful and unique. Even unusual collections inspired by Canadian Mountains and Constellations. Read more