We were struck by two inspiration shots that we got from the folks at Flor. They both feature the same entryway room set, the same size rug and similar colors of Flor tiles (Sea Grass from the Martha Stewart collection) - only ONE major thing switches from the first photo to the second - the arrangement of the tiles. What a huge difference it makes in terms of the "feel" of the space....jump below to see what we mean:
The first option, shown above, shows the tiles arranged in a geometric based pattern which makes for a fairly traditional, homespun, slightly country "feel" to the entryway. The pattern is reminiscent of a quilt, and evokes a more hand-made, Americana vibe.
The second option is simple stripes. The stripe widths are varied for interest but the colors follow a regular pattern. The look is modern, simple and graphic. It creates a much stronger push/pull dynamic in the space, where the traditional entryway furnishings meet a bold rug that would be equally at home in a loft.
We've looked at both pictures several times and can't really choose a favorite from the two - we think both arrangements, while very different, are equally successful. Which when, it comes to FLOR, seems to be the point - the freedom to switch things up and change your floor coverings to suit your mood and changing decor needs.
Which do you prefer? Geometric or stripes?