Mood boards are to designers what road maps are to drivers. They help navigate the path to take by honing in on decor, colors, patterns and textures that work together to create a specific look and feel. Because floors visually anchor interiors, they are mood board makers. And why, when it came to updating their own homes, these two designers found inspiration in Mannington floors.
When designer Cindy Norrgard of Cindy Norrgard Design decided to tackle the dated, rustic kitchen in her Canadian log home
she created this mood board around Mannington’s Filigree LVS flooring (in color Iron). “When designing the kitchen, the flooring was the first design element chosen,” she says. “Filigree adds old world charm to this quaint, old log home. Plus, it’s practical. North Alberta weather is harsh and we have two exterior doors that enter onto this kitchen floor.”
Using Filigree as her inspiration, Norrgard opted for a palette of soft gray, matte black and crisp white; plus a mix of texture and pattern—all derived from the floor’s design. “The unique elements of the space, such as the corbels and raised panels, were designed to complement the contours of the flooring pattern,” says Norrgard. “Filigree’s patina also lends to the natural wear on the log walls and works well with other design elements that have a great deal of patina and texture. For example, the granite has a leathered finish and the custom cabinetry has slight antiquing, all of which compliments the patina of the floor.”
“When people enter our home, the flooring is the first wow factor. I’m so impressed by the livability and beauty of this Mannington luxury vinyl floor that I’ll be using another pattern in my next home project—our master bathroom renovation.” adds Norrgard.
update several areas in her Minnesota home.
A refined rustic infused with rich color, Arcadia pairs well with the soft gray, cream and muted brown palette Slator chose and creates a calming focal point in a room filled with lots of pattern. “Arcadia is ideal because it’s high quality and stylish. I love how it has interesting texture, but is neutral enough to go in any room of our house,” says Slator.
“The color we selected -Bark- has the perfect amount of distressing which makes it warm and unique, yet timeless,” says Slator. “It also has amazing detail and look incredibly real.”
“Arcadia is durable, too, and holds up great with pets. Our cats love it!,” adds Slator. “Seriously, everyone compliments our floors. It’s the first thing they say when walking in our home.”
In the mood to decorate? Follow the lead of these talented designers. Start with the floor and go from there. It’s as easy as that.