We’re often asked where we find design inspiration. And the answer is…”Everywhere.” Sometimes it lands in our lap while perusing the pages of a book. Other times, we lift a fork to it when served a meal filled with colorful contrast and texture. But most of the time, our imagination truly takes flight when we do. Yes, road trips are the secret to much of our design success. Why? Because there’s nothing quite as inspiring as the natural beauty of America found when traveling across state lines.For example, Oregon is known for its lush forestry. See it in a breath-taking way in Munomah Falls by strolling across Benson Bridge, a 45-foot-long stone pedestrian bridge that spans the tallest waterfall in the state (and one of the tallest in the U.S.).
Mannington’s Oregon Oak hardwood flooring (available in five colors-natural, saddle, golden harvest, honeytone and cherry spice) delivers the beauty of oak in an eco-friendly way that tree-lovers everywhere will appreciate. As an engineered wood floor, Oregon Oak is crafted using half as many trees as solid wood floors and faster growing, renewable wood is used for inner plies. Plus, the factory that makes it in North Carolina reuses its waste for energy.
In Colorado, rustic living can create stylish rocky mountain highs, Ralph Lauren learned that when building his rambling ranch near Telluride. Starting from scratch, he infused it with elements from the land around him, like this massive mantel made of rough-hewn wood and stacked stone.
Mannington’s Colorado luxury vinyl sheet flooring (in two colors-slate and pebble bed) is also rustic, with its textural take on slate in vibrant hues derived from the earth.
Views of snow-capped Lone Peak frame the windows of this Big Sky, Montana, stone-and-timber house, a refined rustic that reflects both the home’s mountain setting and urban lifestyle of its owners.
With its mix of rich color that brings out the natural grain of the wood, subtle micro-bevel edges and a chic satin finish, Mannington’s Montana Oak hardwood flooring (available in five earthy colors-honey tone, natural, cherry spice, saddle and winchester) captures the look of mountain timber in a sophisticated way.
Whether traveling by train, plane or automobile, Fall is an inspiring time to hit the road. So see the sights and bring home some state-ly style you can call your own!