I like to mix different styles in my interior design, so I guess you can call it a classical bohemian style. I like the classical touch that is slightly sophisticated, mixed in with darker colours. I love the sense of bringing history into our home by adding in some old furniture.
I found the most beautiful rug I have ever seen on a market in Marrakech. Due to its large size the plan was to have it shipped home in a container; however, I could not leave behind such a beautiful item. A good friend of mine working in the carpet industry, agreed to place it in a 250-liter bag so I could bring the rug home with me. This rug really means a lot to me. It is made out of 100% wool and fits perfectly with the warmth and the glow in our hardwood flooring.
Wooden flooring is an expression of nature and it brings nature into your home, which I personally find very important. I love seeing the wooden texture in our floors. By laying the same parquet throughout the house, we achieved a sense of completeness in our home. The skirting boards are the same as our flooring, which frames the room nicely and gives a sense of larger floor space. Additionally, we used floorboards with greater width, 209 mm, to increase the feeling of space.
I am amazed not puzzled by how the flooring changes with the seasons. The floor is of a live material, and its appearance changes throughout the day depending on how the light falls on it.
It is unbelievable that the floor is almost maintenance free. Our hardwood flooring is coated with Live Pure lacquer. This is an environmentally friendly lacquer, which does not emit any hazardous gases or substances.
The Live Pure lacquer improves durability of the flooring. In the past year, I have only once needed to clean my floor with water; however, limiting the amount of water is important for a great result when cleaning wooden floors. Shortly after we installed our new flooring, I heard a loud bang when one of my larger frames fell to the floor. I was amazed to discover there was no marks on my new floor, and from then on, I have the impression that our floors can withstand a lot and there is no need to be afraid to step on it or be worried to carry on with our normal, daily lifestyle.