Footnotes Blog / What is a Dream Home?
By Saundra Krzic, Design Gallery Consultant, Great Floors Canada
November 11, 2015 12:17 pm
What is a Dream Home?
Most people would describe this as a home that exceeds people’s wildest expectations, that is personal and creative and that has that “wow” factor from the moment you step in the front doors.
This year’s Bridlewood Dream Home is just that. You are surrounded by beauty and timeless finishes in every room you enter!
Flooring played a huge role in this homes “wow” factor. Throughout the home are beautiful hardwood floors from Parquets Alexandra. These Canadian made floors are a classic element that can be found throughout the main floor and into the upper level of this home. These floors create warmth with the rich colour and soft texture that only an oiled floor can provide. Parquets Alexandra’s president, Alexandra Fortier, said “her goal was to design elegant and sophisticated floors that were renowned for their quality and durability.” These floors are easy to maintain, remarkably beautiful, warmer to for the feet, and are made with all natural oils that are eco-friendly and have no emissions. Check out the full Parquets Alexandra line here.
The tile is another great aspect of this house. Unique shapes, bold patterns, colours and textures were all used to give this house its edge. Tiles found in the laundry room, Jack N Jill Bath, guest bath and basement bath were provided by Ceragres®. A Canadian company based out of Quebec, Ceragres is a leading competitor in the tile world. From the timeless look of the Mate Series in the Laundry room, to the wild patterns and colours of the Mix and Match series that is found in the basement bath, Ceragres has something for everyone. Their entire line can be viewed on their website.
Another bold statement of this home is the basement. Three different carpet tiles from Milliken were installed in a herringbone pattern to create a dramatic look in the basement. Red is used throughout the flooring to add a punch of colour and create a bold basement rec room. Carpet tiles come in a wide variety of colours, shapes and sizes and are great for many different applications both residential and commercial. Interested in seeing more? Check out Milliken’s website for more ideas!
Liked what you saw in the Dream Home? Visit us at the Great Floors Designer’s Gallery at 300 Ridout Street North.