Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Black and White Floors



Classic beauty.  I love them. Especially the glossy expanse of floors that make me want to take my shoes off and slide across in my socks.
It's a "Dream with B" session, photos courtesy of Pinterest.









Entrances are fabulous but so are kitchens.




Thanks for all of your well wishes while I was sick. I'm finally on the mend after 10 days! I've missed blogging. Unfortunately, we only have one laptop which Doc needs for work. I can do pinterest on the phone but not blogging. Hoping I can now catch up with all of you.
Have a great week!
 

41 comments:

michelle said...

I love black and white floors, they really go into any decor. I am glad that you are feeling better!
xoxox

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Beautiful images of the black and white flooring. Love it! Glad to hear that you are feeling better. Thanks for your sweet comments.

Donna said...

I'm a fan of black and white floors too. My favorite is at a B&B near here, wooden floors that are painted and feathered to look like marble then lacquered with many layers. Just gorgeous! These pics are wonderful!
Glad your better, I'm home with it today, yuck!

Blondie's Journal said...

These floors are just beautiful. They look fantastic in big open spaces. I love the small patterns in bathrooms, too!

XO,
Jane

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I've missed you. Glad you are feeling better. I was just at a restaurant last night that had black and white penny tile and it was gorgeous. Great pics.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

I have always loved black and white floors, too. Especially in an entryway! There is just a classic beauty about them. Love these images!

Julie Harward said...

I love them too, infact I have them in my laundry/pantry room, not super glossy though, and my walls are a butter yellow, I always feel cheerful going in there! Glad you are on your feet again! :)

Sue@House Pretty said...

Apparently, from the comments I got on my blog, when I posted and asked for opionions on black and white flooring, that a LOT of people like them, myself included. If we stay in our current home, I'm definitely getting them. Now, if we could just decide if we're staying in our current home, lol!

I'm glad you are starting to feeling better! We are just finishing our third round of sickness. We still tire more easily than normal.

Sarah said...

I'd love to have black and white floors somewhere in our next home. Thanks for sharing the images. They are going into my inspiration file. ;-)

Mari said...

Wowwwwwwww what gorgeous floors, I love. All the beautiful pic's.......
What truly dreamy homes....

Smiles~
Mari

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I have always wanted a black and white floor and for some reason it has never been realized. The first two rooms you shared are particulary lovely...sigh...I want one too!

laxsupermom said...

Love the classic look of a black and white floor, particularly in an expansive foyer. Terrific pics! Thanks for sharing.

SSM said...

Tammy,

You just love design.

Thank you for sharing.

Enjoy your day. :)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I LOVE a black and white floor especially in a kitchen! Beautiful images!

Along A Widowed Road said...

Hey my friend!
When I'm a big girl and grow up I want a Country French Kitchen with the black and white floors. Ha! Beautiful.
I remember one of my friends when she bought her first condo newly married they tore out all the flooring downstairs and did Black/White on a diagonal and wow, then added touches of whimsey in Red. Its was cute. Can a Kitchen be cute.
Glad to hear your better.

Viola

Gina said...

I love black & white floors! I love that they fit in with the shiny & elegant to the shabby & vintage and still look great.

Kathysue said...

Black and white floors are a standard in my design. I have white carrara marble entry with absolute black granite border and diamond insets. In my guest bath I have it in a checkerboard patter, that is my all time fav. I waited for years to get it and I am so glad I waited and finally got what I truly wanted. It is a classic!! Kathysue

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh how I would love a black and white floor in my 50s kitchen. So cute it would be.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Black and white floors are such a classic! They just never go out of style. I am thinking about doing this in my laundry room. Would love a foyer done in black and white!!!!
You found gorgeous images.
Yvonne

podso said...

I think that one photo shows how tiles on a diagonal look so much better. I love black and white tile--such a classic. I think they were so popular back in the 40s and 50s, were away awhile but really back now. I may be wrong.

Hope you are feeling better!

Cozy Little House said...

Love black and white floors. Such a classic.
Brenda

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow, I love the floors! Those houses are to die for!

Carol

Cindy said...

I adore black and white floors! I'm so glad to hear that you're feeling better. Once I finish my slipcovers I will feel much better, just looking at an unfinished one makes me feel sick,:).
Have a good week.
Hugs, Cindy

Kellie Collis said...

Gorgeous floor! Love it in the kitchen! Enjoy the fabulous day, Kellie xx

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

I just love the room with the pop of color near the end. Cozy!

I enjoy seeing your blog...such great ideas for interior design that I can't get anywhere else! Really!

Karena said...

So glad to hear you are doing better Tammy!

I adore black and white floors. Wonderful images and ideas!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

luci wallis said...

Love the photos you found..black and white is my favorite.
Bristol

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

DREAMY! Love the black and white floors! Glad you are feeling better...

thistlewoodfarm said...

*sigh* what awesome inspiration! Thank you so much for the trip down dream lane!

blessings,
karianne

Kelly said...

Glad you're feeling better! Will there maybe be a b/w floor in your future??



Kelly

Marla and Steve said...

You always find the best photos! Those floors are so charming, really dressing up every space. Can you believe those staircases? To die for and think of all the exercise if you had to run up and down all day.

classic • casual • home said...

These floors are so elegant and timeless. I think I like them better on the diagonal.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Timeless elegance at its best.

I'd love for you to pop by for a visit. I am hosting a $50 Kirklands Giftcard Giveaway.

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

So many wonderful examples of black and white floors.

Dee

Natasha in Oz said...

I have never seen so many gorgeous pictures of floors!That pattern is so elegant isn't it!

Hope you have been well. It looks like you have been very busy!

Take care and best wishes,
Natasha In Oz

designchic said...

I'm such a fan...love the second image. Thrilled to find and follow your blog!!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

What a lovely group of pics. I loved the last one best! I was sick too...better now. Things we discussed are getting worse not better I am afraid...hope all is well.

Lara said...

Wow! That fourth shot down is amazing! I love your blog....very chic. :)

Zane Wooder said...

As a guest what makes a house is the entrance and the kitchen. You probably judge a house most first time looking at it from the kitchen and the entrance. Some people may argue that the rooms are what really make a huge but I don't think so.

-Zane of ontario honey

Love Fine Design said...

Love this look! Question: does anyone know how to keep the high gloss on the tile floors? Cleanser? Wax. We have this in our garage/aka guest room, in a small condo. It's adorable.

Love Fine Design said...

Beautiful photos of the elegant black & white floors. We have this in our garage/aka guest room. It's chic and practical. Question: what is best high gloss treatment (glaze/wax?) for tiles? Ours is dulling, but I love the high sheen in these pics.