The Warm Kitchen : Trends in Tile and Stone

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At this time of year, many of us turn to remembrances of Thanksgiving past while in the next breath hoping for the chance to give thanks again later this month. Not incidental to those memories and hopes are images in our heads of warm kitchens that contain the most wonderful smells and visuals. The turkeys, the hams, the gravies and the stuffing’s all intermingled with the ubiquitous sounds of football in the background.

A common theme taken from the musings above is warmth. Wonderfully enough, HouseBeautiful.com quotes renowned designer Peter Dunham via MSN Living on the topic which they referred to as Homey Kitchens.  Mr. Dunham shared that “we’re moving toward a more organic modernism with warm, modern materials that look vintage: slate, irregular floors, weathered concrete, natural crackle-glazed tiles that look handmade. Less slick kitchens!”  Of course, when you are Country Floors, the warm and homey kitchen is right in your wheelhouse. So let’s take a look at a few of our collections that will help you achieve the warm kitchen for Fall 2013.

Our Royal Makkum Collection of Delft tiles are certainly in keeping with the concept of the “homey” kitchen. The farmhouse above in Bedford, New Hampshire by LKM Designs ably illustrates this point, as do the individual tiles to the right. Since we would like to follow Mr. Dunham’s thoughts, take a look at the flooring material below. The irregularity of the material, which is a part of our Seashell Harmony limestone collection, serves this artistically inspired kitchen perfectly!

The last element we will touch on while discussing the warm and homey kitchen for Fall 2013 is slate as a flooring. Specifically our American Slate Collection as shown below. This collection defines organic elegance and imparts an intrinsic sense of warmth!

Since its founding in 1964 by New York photographer Norman Karlson, Country Floors has consistently strived to deliver the finest in luxury ambiences through the stylish use of tile, stone, terracotta and glass. Today’s homeowner seeking the warm and homey kitchen will feel right “at home” in our fine professionally staffed showrooms.

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