I’m taking a breather from publicly flipping out over the house hunt today, but that doesn’t mean I’m not feverishly searching for inspiration just in case we do sign on the dotted line. It’s a safe bet that whatever we buy will need renovation. Most houses we like were built in the 70s and have remained in museum like condition — carpet, faux wood paneling, and drop down ceilings included. I found this sweet little apartment in AD and first glommed on to the walls, then moved on to the floors.
It would be really helpful if I read cyrillic so I could tell you who is responsible for this hottie, but I’m a romance language only kind of a girl. When I see all those squiggly lines, I just want to bust out my calculator and solve for X.
Damn you, American language skills! Who are you people? In completely unrelated news, I think I spy her underpants. Ok, enough with the non sequiturs. Back to the apartment.
Check out those floors! They look like cerused oak, but I’m guessing not since ceruse is apparently some kind of toxic lead based chemical. A two step stain and wax, maybe? Whatever the case, I adore them. Dark and sexy, but not overpowering. Plus I think they would hide dust fairly well. Bonus!
Those chairs… sucker punch to the love gut. I also like how there’s no molding in the space — everything is super crisp and clean, and the paint heightens the arty architectural feel. The floor provides the perfect textural foil.
So good. The color palette is uber unique.
Sorry this picture is wee (and that there’s a weird cutoff letter at the bottom of the frame), but check out the spacey bathroom. So awesome.
What do you think about the floors? Do you think an ordinary house could handle this kind of wall treatment? Do you think you could be comfortable in a space like this?
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