Trained at Parsons School of Design and New York University, I am an Interior Designer and Interior Design Planner based in New York City and New Jersey. This Interior Design blog was created to bookmark my inspirations...from
architecture, design, history and fashion. Good design is self-expressing. I interpret these rooms through my own perspective. If you see something new and different...something I can’t see...please contact me, as I am always interested in other peoples’ viewpoints.
Julie Yenicag Interiors
Patterned floors have been mostly used in middle eastern design for centuries. Ranging from elaborate and intrinsic techniques such as Mosaic- small pieces of stone or glass (mostly the same size) are glued together to form a scene or picture to Pietre Dure- where small pieces of semi-precious stones are cut in different shapes and forms and then glued together to form geometric or figurative patterns most often used on floors, walls or tables; to Parquetry-where a similar process (in geometric shapes) is done with wood. There are simpler and less compromising methods such as painted or stenciled floors. Although many people would be afraid to commit to patterned floors permanently when a consecutive geometric pattern is used, as seen in these images, the result can be as classic and easy to adapt to as plain tiles or wood floors. And the outlook could be simply stunning.
Two images below, Pietre Dure on table.
Below more images of modern patterned floors.
Above Osterley Park in London by Robert Adam. Amazing resemblance to Mary McDonald's dining room below.
I am convinced that our surroundings influence our beings and if we put in our homes only what we love based on comfort and functionality beauty will reveal itself. After all, having a warm, comfortably functional and beautiful home to come back to at the end of a long and hectic day, is what we all covet. A happy home which should render us with either a sense of comfort or reward at the end of our busy days.
"Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury" - Coco Chanel 2008-2011 BELLE VIVIR: ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY JULIA PAULINO YENICAG. ALL CONTENT IS THE EXCLUSIVE PROPERTY OF BELLE VIVIR UNLESS OTHERWISE CREDITED. IT IS NOT PERMITTED TO COPY OR ALTER CONTENT WITHOUT PRIOR CONSENT.