How to anchor an interior aesthetic with flooring

How to anchor an interior aesthetic with flooring

Flooring should never be an afterthought: it is one of the biggest investments a homeowner can make in their home and anchors the entire interior aesthetic...

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Flooring should never be an afterthought: it is one of the biggest investments a homeowner can make in their home and anchors the entire interior aesthetic.

Yet strangely, flooring isn’t typically the most captivating feature of the main living space. Darryl Ojala from Artedomus says that’s because flooring is all about setting the scene, rather than about taking centre stage.

“It’s all about the theme of the home, it’s about creating the backdrop: the flooring choices set the scene for the lives of the homeowners.”

A backdrop for living is no small thing and that’s where Artedomus’ huge range of luxury flooring options can help the selection process.

 “Our design philosophy is a traditional approach with a modern twist,” says Darryl. “Our range is very well curated with a lot of variety at different price points and it makes it easy for designers, architects and the general public.”

The showroom in Central Auckland has a focus on organic and “real” materials, which Darryl says is crucial to create a genuine feel of luxury, texture and warmth in a home.

“We do the real thing, we don’t really do lookalikes, if it’s marble it’s real marble, if it’s wood it’s real wood.”

Recently Darryl visited a client’s home whose flooring he had put together over a decade ago. He was gobsmacked to see just how relevant the design still is and how the materials have aged very little.

He puts this down to the classic-modern design aesthetic and the longevity of quality materials and says this combination is the key to timeless, sophisticated design.

Assess the space as a whole

When working with clients to create a cohesive interior design, Darryl says he encourages designers, architects and clients to bring their plans or inspiration images in and work through the flooring options for the entire space.

Some clients come in with no idea of where to start and that’s where the team’s expertise is crucial; the experienced showroom assistants take clients on a journey of finishes, textures, colours and materials.

“We’re looking for that starting point where someone gets that visual cue and says ‘Oh my god I love that’. That’s the start of the mood board, and that’s where we can start introducing different layers, materials and textures.”

The team is skilled at being restrained and letting the client lead them, and then informing clients on the way products work, and how they contribute to the overall theme of the home.

Once flooring choices are made it’s critical that the builder and designer are across the thicknesses and tolerances of each product, so the earlier a client can establish their flooring choices, the earlier they can be incorporated into the design, thereby avoiding costly mistakes.

 

Latest trends in flooring

Good interior design is always layered and Darryl says it’s important to start with a traditional base, and then innovate with size, texture, finish and interesting ways of placement, such as stone parquet or a roman pattern.

“People are taking the European influence and adapting it to New Zealand homes,” says Darryl - “we’ve seen a huge resurgence in timber parquetry.”

But new textured finishes are another game changer in timber flooring. Artedomus offers a brushed finish, a softly band-sawn finish, antiquing or semi-antiquing, all finished in a way that looks authentic. Attention to detail and years of experience honing the look of pre-weathered materials is key to the suppliers’ success with the authenticity of these products, says Darryl.

“There’s nothing worse than getting something that looks like a manufactured antique, so, for example, the band-sawing process on timber creates a slightly different finish on each piece so that it looks like a natural process.”

Classic materials combined with modern placement, textures, colours and finishes are the way to go, says Darryl and will create a look that not only sets the scene, but will last the distance.

 

Want to know more about flooring design? Be sure to visit Artedomus on ArchiPro today or drop into the Auckland showroom to view their full range of flooring. 

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How to anchor an interior aesthetic with flooring

Flooring should never be an afterthought: it is one of the biggest investments a homeowner can make in their home and anchors the entire interior aesthetic...

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

Flooring should never be an afterthought: it is one of the biggest investments a homeowner can make in their home and anchors the entire interior aesthetic.

Yet strangely, flooring isn’t typically the most captivating feature of the main living space. Darryl Ojala from Artedomus says that’s because flooring is all about setting the scene, rather than about taking centre stage.

“It’s all about the theme of the home, it’s about creating the backdrop: the flooring choices set the scene for the lives of the homeowners.”

A backdrop for living is no small thing and that’s where Artedomus’ huge range of luxury flooring options can help the selection process.

 “Our design philosophy is a traditional approach with a modern twist,” says Darryl. “Our range is very well curated with a lot of variety at different price points and it makes it easy for designers, architects and the general public.”

The showroom in Central Auckland has a focus on organic and “real” materials, which Darryl says is crucial to create a genuine feel of luxury, texture and warmth in a home.

“We do the real thing, we don’t really do lookalikes, if it’s marble it’s real marble, if it’s wood it’s real wood.”

Recently Darryl visited a client’s home whose flooring he had put together over a decade ago. He was gobsmacked to see just how relevant the design still is and how the materials have aged very little.

He puts this down to the classic-modern design aesthetic and the longevity of quality materials and says this combination is the key to timeless, sophisticated design.

Assess the space as a whole

When working with clients to create a cohesive interior design, Darryl says he encourages designers, architects and clients to bring their plans or inspiration images in and work through the flooring options for the entire space.

Some clients come in with no idea of where to start and that’s where the team’s expertise is crucial; the experienced showroom assistants take clients on a journey of finishes, textures, colours and materials.

“We’re looking for that starting point where someone gets that visual cue and says ‘Oh my god I love that’. That’s the start of the mood board, and that’s where we can start introducing different layers, materials and textures.”

The team is skilled at being restrained and letting the client lead them, and then informing clients on the way products work, and how they contribute to the overall theme of the home.

Once flooring choices are made it’s critical that the builder and designer are across the thicknesses and tolerances of each product, so the earlier a client can establish their flooring choices, the earlier they can be incorporated into the design, thereby avoiding costly mistakes.

 

Latest trends in flooring

Good interior design is always layered and Darryl says it’s important to start with a traditional base, and then innovate with size, texture, finish and interesting ways of placement, such as stone parquet or a roman pattern.

“People are taking the European influence and adapting it to New Zealand homes,” says Darryl - “we’ve seen a huge resurgence in timber parquetry.”

But new textured finishes are another game changer in timber flooring. Artedomus offers a brushed finish, a softly band-sawn finish, antiquing or semi-antiquing, all finished in a way that looks authentic. Attention to detail and years of experience honing the look of pre-weathered materials is key to the suppliers’ success with the authenticity of these products, says Darryl.

“There’s nothing worse than getting something that looks like a manufactured antique, so, for example, the band-sawing process on timber creates a slightly different finish on each piece so that it looks like a natural process.”

Classic materials combined with modern placement, textures, colours and finishes are the way to go, says Darryl and will create a look that not only sets the scene, but will last the distance.

 

Want to know more about flooring design? Be sure to visit Artedomus on ArchiPro today or drop into the Auckland showroom to view their full range of flooring. 

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The team at Artedomus include professional designers and expert product consultants who are able to offer many wonderful inspirational concepts for every project. Come...

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How to anchor an interior aesthetic with flooring

How to anchor an interior aesthetic with flooring

Flooring should never be an afterthought: it is one of the biggest investments a homeowner can make in their home and anchors the entire interior aesthetic...

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

Flooring should never be an afterthought: it is one of the biggest investments a homeowner can make in their home and anchors the entire interior aesthetic.

Yet strangely, flooring isn’t typically the most captivating feature of the main living space. Darryl Ojala from Artedomus says that’s because flooring is all about setting the scene, rather than about taking centre stage.

“It’s all about the theme of the home, it’s about creating the backdrop: the flooring choices set the scene for the lives of the homeowners.”

A backdrop for living is no small thing and that’s where Artedomus’ huge range of luxury flooring options can help the selection process.

 “Our design philosophy is a traditional approach with a modern twist,” says Darryl. “Our range is very well curated with a lot of variety at different price points and it makes it easy for designers, architects and the general public.”

The showroom in Central Auckland has a focus on organic and “real” materials, which Darryl says is crucial to create a genuine feel of luxury, texture and warmth in a home.

“We do the real thing, we don’t really do lookalikes, if it’s marble it’s real marble, if it’s wood it’s real wood.”

Recently Darryl visited a client’s home whose flooring he had put together over a decade ago. He was gobsmacked to see just how relevant the design still is and how the materials have aged very little.

He puts this down to the classic-modern design aesthetic and the longevity of quality materials and says this combination is the key to timeless, sophisticated design.

Assess the space as a whole

When working with clients to create a cohesive interior design, Darryl says he encourages designers, architects and clients to bring their plans or inspiration images in and work through the flooring options for the entire space.

Some clients come in with no idea of where to start and that’s where the team’s expertise is crucial; the experienced showroom assistants take clients on a journey of finishes, textures, colours and materials.

“We’re looking for that starting point where someone gets that visual cue and says ‘Oh my god I love that’. That’s the start of the mood board, and that’s where we can start introducing different layers, materials and textures.”

The team is skilled at being restrained and letting the client lead them, and then informing clients on the way products work, and how they contribute to the overall theme of the home.

Once flooring choices are made it’s critical that the builder and designer are across the thicknesses and tolerances of each product, so the earlier a client can establish their flooring choices, the earlier they can be incorporated into the design, thereby avoiding costly mistakes.

 

Latest trends in flooring

Good interior design is always layered and Darryl says it’s important to start with a traditional base, and then innovate with size, texture, finish and interesting ways of placement, such as stone parquet or a roman pattern.

“People are taking the European influence and adapting it to New Zealand homes,” says Darryl - “we’ve seen a huge resurgence in timber parquetry.”

But new textured finishes are another game changer in timber flooring. Artedomus offers a brushed finish, a softly band-sawn finish, antiquing or semi-antiquing, all finished in a way that looks authentic. Attention to detail and years of experience honing the look of pre-weathered materials is key to the suppliers’ success with the authenticity of these products, says Darryl.

“There’s nothing worse than getting something that looks like a manufactured antique, so, for example, the band-sawing process on timber creates a slightly different finish on each piece so that it looks like a natural process.”

Classic materials combined with modern placement, textures, colours and finishes are the way to go, says Darryl and will create a look that not only sets the scene, but will last the distance.

 

Want to know more about flooring design? Be sure to visit Artedomus on ArchiPro today or drop into the Auckland showroom to view their full range of flooring. 

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