Highlight One Original Detail

Highlight One Original Detail

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Regina Yunghans
Jun 24, 2009

This isn't a home, its the office of a building materials manufacturer. The renovation of the rich-in-original-detail space could serve us well, though, when looking for ways to introduce modern style into older homes and apartments while highlighting a special original detail...

Clearly the homage in this particular project is to the intricate tile floors. By keeping the rest of the space light and white, we immediately notice the beautiful old flooring. There are other original details, too, like the beams and columns. They're still appreciated here, but in all-white, they step back and allow the floors to really take center stage.

What do you think? Would you consider updating an ornate old home by taking one original detail and running with it? See the rest of the project at BULO.com.

Images: Stijn Bollaert

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