The Manse just had beautiful Hickory hardwood installed in the downstairs, and the hallway of the upstairs. The hardwood that is original to the home in the two upstairs bedrooms it was determined, would remain. Having never been refinished, they are substantial enough to withstand a serious sanding, and could then be refinished, but I think that after a good buffing, and the right shade of paint, they will look pretty spectacular.
I am a fan of painting floors. I’ve painted on new hardwood that I just had installed, and on floors that have seen better days. There is something that feels coastal about a painted floor – though distressed and casual is not the look I am going for in this instance. I’ll ask for the finish to be high gloss. This small upstairs bedroom, with it’s twin beds, deserves to have a little drama.
The walls are going to be painted in Benjamin Moore’s Bridal Rose – a color that I am fond of, and which made an appearance in No. 2 in my bedroom. It’s so subtle most people don’t see that it’s pink. It’s sophisticated, not girly and that suits me too.
I want to pair it with a hue that resembles this seating area in The Hoxton Hotel in Paris. It’s dark and a bit muddy or moody and that appeals. If you happen to know the name and maker, please do tell. I plan to email the hotel and inquire. There will be no moldings in the house, so I will plan to paint the floor, the base and the interior doors in the hue.
Think preppy, but all grown up. Fingers crossed I get the approval I am looking for. I’ve been told I can do a single room – anyway I want. I am hoping that wasn’t followed by a …. as long as I love it too. I think in the end, it will meet the approval of the Owner.