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LIVING NEUTRALS

Sarah

Decorating in neutrals is beautiful but can also be hard to achieve. When working with neutral colors (gray, brown, white, beige), it is important to add plenty of living plants for a space to be balanced and not feel too flat. Green plants make any living room more welcoming. A green plant and a splash of green accent here and there creates a more homey feeling and adds freshness to the room.

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CLASSIC + CONTEMPORARY

Sarah

This stylish apartment in Stockholm is a well-preserved property built in 1898, as seen by all the original details throughout the home. But what makes this home interesting is that it makes you do a double-take. The focus here isn’t on designer furniture, but rather on the architecture and its history – from the floors, to the walls, doors and ceiling details. However, this homeowner has also added a unique and creative twist to the majestic space, creating a beautiful juxtaposition between the classic and the contemporary details and showing us that less really is more.

The natural oak floor is suitable for those looking for a classic wood flooring that differs from the classic strips design. Oak Palazzo Rovere from Kährs European Renaissance Collection is a floor with the strips laid in a Dutch pattern. With its timeless design, silk matt lacquer surface finish and 30 year warranty, this floor will be sure to last for generations.

Images by Fantastic Frank & Nordic Homeworx

RICH JAVA

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This glamorous apartment focuses on creating an open and social plan. With fully glazed sliding doors to the terrace and several windows, the apartment becomes very bright with natural light. Due to the brightness in the home, the dark wood floor stands out beautifully without darkening the space. Seeing how the natural light bounces off the floors and shows off each and every plank’s grain, is a real treat. The bevelled edges further enhance each plank, adding to that exclusive look.

The pure white walls, natural light and dark wood floor create a beautiful and elegant combination and a perfect canvas for the rest of the exclusive furnishings.

To get this look, opt for Oak Java from Kährs American Traditionals Collection. Oak Java is a very rustic, dark toned product with its rich dark coffee colour. With microbevelled edges, a silk matt lacquer finish and clearly visible grains, the natural oak wood is beautifully enhanced in each plank.

Images by Skeppsholmen Fastighetsmäkleri and Kährs

LIVING IN HARMONY

Sarah

This beautiful home built in 1898, but renovated in 2010/11, shows us yet again how beautiful a classic 3-strip oak floor is. And this particularly rustic floor gives a very elegant yet warm feel to the home.

Kährs Oak Moss is a 3-strip floor, treated with brown natural oil. Part of Kährs Harmony Collection, this floor is reminiscent of the comfort of home, with its warm, nurturing atmosphere. A place to retreat, awash with mellow tones that calm the body and soul. The subtle, rich tones of Kährs Harmony Collection are designed to complement all interior styles and to create a sense of well-being.

 Images by Bolaget & Kährs

 

GREIGE

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Greige  ˈgrā(zh)
A colour between grey and beige, closely akin to taupe; Unfinished; not fully processed; neither bleached nor dyed.

The graphic black and white interiors that have been popular on a wide front for several seasons has gained major competition from “greige” interiors. This combination of soft grays and dirty beige earth tones, is romantic, timeless, whimsical and beautiful.

Pearl by Kährs Shine Collection is the perfect wood floor with its high-gloss, silver/pearl shimmer finish if you are looking to add a tasteful and contemporary kind of glamour to your greige interiors.

If the rustic kind of bold is more your thing, then our grandest wood floor Oak Espace by Kährs Grande Collection is the one for you. Not only is it beautifully smoked with heavy variations between grey and beige/brown tones, but it is also handscraped and contains knots and cracks for that true rustic feeling best experienced by bare feet.

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NUDE MOOD

Sarah

Romance is light wood, skin-colored tones and small thoughtful words. Back to basics, stripped down and purified. A renaissance for your soul.

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THE BRONZE AGE

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This central Stockholm apartment has a beautiful golden-brown oak floor that balances out the high ceilings and white base; and lets each piece of furniture stand out individually, while unifying to a whole interior design scheme.

With such a beautiful wood floor, there is no need for much other than a clean base. For a lifetime of satisfaction, your wood floor should be able to stand out yet blend in at the same time. Once you have it, you will simply wonder how you ever could have been without it. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.

That’s the beauty of Kährs Oak Nouveau Bronze, a 1-strip floor with a brushed, bronze pigmented, matt lacquer finish.

 Images by Fantastic Frank and Nordic Homeworx

 

MOLTEN LAVA

Sarah

Reminiscent of an hip hotel suite in bustling Manhattan, this opulent studio apartment creates an airy feel with its high ceilings, neutral scheme and punches of colour in details. All elements of this home add up to the highly interesting and luxurious look of an exclusive Manhattan hotel suite, while still containing the warmth and welcoming feel of a home.

To get this look, select a dark chocolate wood flooring such as Oak Lava by Kährs Harmony Collection. The dramatic 3-strip floor will effortlessly give your home that cool, timeless Manhattan style while creating a sense of comfort underfoot.

 Images by Sköna Hem & Kährs

 

EASY LIKE SUNDAY MORNING

Sarah

That first cup of freshly brewed morning coffee. A captivating book that will take you to another world. Breakfast in bed and glittering sun rays streaming in through your window.

Your home should be so much more than just a place to rest your head between a hectic social and work life – it is a feeling, an atmosphere, an environment and space where you can be yourself and unwind. We believe it is important to cherish your sanctuary, and make it a place to be free, with comfort being the key ingredient. A natural wood floor has an extremely inviting warmth that is so seldom experienced with tiles or marble flooring. It will trigger the feeling of an environment where you will want to spend time as soon as you step in through the door. And one that your bare feet will thank you for.

Kährs Oak Weimar is a narrow 1-strip floor in selected, natural oak. With bevelled edges, brushed surface and matt lacquered finish that gives maximum wood feeling. Simply the perfect wood floor.

 Images by Hans Blomquist/Agent Bauer & Kährs

 

TWO HOMES, TWO STYLES

Sarah

In the latest issue of InsideOut magazine, we have two of our residential projects featured in the UAE home section!

The first one, titled “New and Improved” is the home of Debbie Cope (founder of House Hunters Real Estate) which features the beautiful Oak Oyster wood floor by Kährs Artisan Collection. Debbie selected the beautiful floor to complete her Hamptons-inspired home, and what a beautiful match it is! The floor looks absolutely amazing in combination with the relaxed, easy-breezy furniture and silver decorative details.

“Through the Looking Glass” is the second home – a breathtaking penthouse in Dubai Marina that was designed by “starchitect” Victor Udzenija (founder of Viktor Udzenija Architecture + Design). The glamorous home features Oak Nouveau Bronze by Kährs Classic Nouveau Collection. The warm honey-toned floor creates a luxurious and cozy base for all the designer furniture and complements each piece beautifully.

What a difference some wood flooring can do to a home, regardless of style! And with a repertoire of over 160 floors, we can guarantee a floor to suit yours.

InsideOut magazine is now available in stores, as well as for free download as an app for Apple and Android tablets.

 Images by InsideOut