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22 janvier 2011 6 22 /01 /janvier /2011 16:40

Stop worrying, nobody was really murdered on my cottage floor, except for a few spiders and some of my calm! It's both very exciting and very stressful to look for a new flooring. Exciting because I love fishing for ideas everywhere: the Internet and your blogs, obviously, the stores and TV (I actually watch TV only to check the floors the set designers chose!). But stressful, as I won't change the floors every summer, so the choice must be something I will still like in years.

 

Ne paniquez pas, personne n'a été réellement tué sur le sol de ma maison, à part quelques araignées et une partie de mon calme! C'est à la fois excitant et flippant de devoir choisir un nouveau sol. Excitant parce que j'adore partir à la pêche aux idées sur vos blogs, évidemment, dans les magasins et à la télé (je ne regarde films et séries que pour voir quel sol ont choisi les décorateurs). Mais aussi stressant parce que je ne changerai pas le sol tous les étés, alors faut pas se planter.

 

Here are some ideas I had at the beginning.

 

Plan A

 

dining-room terracotta htoh

 

 

Terracotta was my first idea as most people I know (my uncle for instance) made that choice in their old houses. It exist in all kind of sizes and my preference would go for squares slightly smaller than the ones above.

 

La terre cuite est la première chose qui m'est venue à l'esprit car c'est ce qu'avait choisi mon oncle pour refaire sa vieille maison en Ardèche.

 

terracotta htoh

 

There are two problems with terracotta, according to "what-I-want-to-do-with-my-cottage": first, it gives a South-of-France look ; second, it gives a first note of color to the house that's definitely too reddish for me and won't allow me to have all the freedom I want in the room later...

 

Mais la terre cuite me pose deux problèmes: d'abord cela donne une tonalité trop sud de la France à mon goût, ensuite sa teinte rouge risque de me bloquer dans ma future déco.

 

 

Plan B

 

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Slate is very popular around here as it used to be extracted in the region and it combines a traditional look and a modern look when it's polished. It does look cottage-y enough in that above picture, doesn't it?

 

L'ardoise est la grande mode par ici, puisqu'autrefois elle était extraite dans la région (il ne reste plus qu'un lieu d'extraction à ma connaissance). Cela combine à la fois un aspect traditionnel et moderne, surtout lorsqu'elle est polie comme ci-dessus. Cela reste très "cottage" car la teinte sombre donne un côté chaleureux.

 

slate 2 htoh

 

It also looks great with a white kitchen, which is probably were I'm heading towards later. I like the unevenness (is that a word?) of this one.


Side note for my "Little Mam" who's also remodeling her kitchen: Maman, as-tu remarqué le carrelage vert pâle au dessus du plan de travail?

 

Cela rend bien avec une cuisine blanche, ce qui est probablement ce que je vais vouloir plus tard. J'aime bien l'aspect irrégulier de cette ardoise.

 

Slate has lots of qualities... It probably won't be my choice, though. I'm really afraid it will darken the rooms as I have small old windows, which I intend to keep, as to me they are part of the atmosphere of the house.

 

L'ardoise a plein de qualités... Mais je ne pense pas m'arrêter au plan B. En effet, j'ai un peu peur que l'ardoise assombrisse mes pièces qui ont des toutes petites fenêtres, que j'entends garder, car elles participent au charme de la maison.

 

 

Plan C

 

 

 

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Stone. I love this picture (I don't remember where I found this one) as it's in a white kitchen. On the plus side: it's stone, ergo natural, it doesn't darken the room, the colour isn't even.  On the down side: I checked in stores and it's very expensive.

 

La pierre. J'adore cette photo car, encore une fois, il s'agit d'une cuisine blanche. Côté positif: c'est de la pierre, donc c'est naturel, cela n'assombrit pas la pièce et la couleur n'est pas uniforme. Côté négatif, c'est très, très cher.

 

Plan D

 

 

handmade-kitchens-sf

 

There are some awsome fake-stone tiles in some stores (as well as awful ones in other stores)...

 

Mais il y a de superbes imitations dans certains magasins... et de très moches dans d'autres...

 

stone floor htoh

 

It's still more expensive than regular tiling, especially if you want the colours to be slightly uneven, but easier and cheaper than real stone... So I think I might stop at plan D (I know, you're all relieved!).

 

Cela reste plus cher que du carrelage uniforme (plus il y a de moules pour faire les carreaux, plus c'est cher), mais c'est plus facile à poser et plus abordable que de la vraie pierre... Et je vais donc peut-être m'arrêter au plan D (et oui, j'entends votre soupir de soulagement!).


 

stone floor 3 htoh

 

All these inspiring pictures (except for the one real stone flooring one and the one with the veranda-looking ceiling) are from the awsome site House to Home.

 

Toutes ces photos qui forment la base de mon inspiration actuelle (à l'exception de deux dont l'origine s'est perdue quelque part dans ma mémoire) sont tirées du site: House to Home.


 

That's all... until I have an idea for a Plan E!!!

 

Voilà! C'est tout, jusqu'à ce que le plan E germe dans ma tête, du moins!

 

Thanks for your comments in previous posts: they make me happy and give me new ideas...

 

Merci pour vos comentaires dans les articles précédents: cela me fait plaisir et cela me donne de nouvelles idées...


  I'm linking this post to the alwasy-crowded-with-good ideas "Weekend Wrap Up Party" at Tatertots and Jello. Please clic on the button to check everybody else's wondeful ideas.

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tema 12/03/2011 22:02


alors finalement, tu as choisi quel plan? si tu hésites encore et que tu restes tentée par l'ardoise, je te rassure, chez moi c'est foncé mais ça n'assombrit pas la pièce qui n'est pas grande
pourtant


littlewhitehouse.over-blog.com 14/03/2011 22:37



La décision finale n'est pas encore prise, mais j'hésite entre trois carrelages dans des tons pierre claire: je pense que je vais choisir celui qui est le moins uniforme...



Modern Country Style 24/01/2011 11:16


HI gorgeous,

I LOVE some of these images. Flooring can be super-expensive, can't it? But then I guess it lasts forever if you buy really good stuff. I like slate or stone....but they do mean that whenever one
of my children drops something in the kitchen it would smash instantly, so I think I'll be sticking with our lino until they're a bit bigger!! ;-)

Sarahx


littlewhitehouse.over-blog.com 24/01/2011 11:50



I do smash so many things all by myself, can't even say it's because of the children!!! And I already have awful tiling, so I'm used to it... And if it wasn't because it's awful, I need to change
it for a small porject I have for the living room and the dining-room... Shh!


 


 



Mam 24/01/2011 09:00


Oui, j'ai vu le carrelage vert pâle sur le mur... le problème, c'est que, actuellement, dans les Castos, Merlin, Point P et autres... il n'y a aucun carrelage vert pâle. Ce n'est plus à la mode...
Mais je vais continuer à chercher !


littlewhitehouse.over-blog.com 24/01/2011 11:38



Même dans les carrelages de salle-de-bain? Parfois, en rusant un peu...



caroline 23/01/2011 18:13


I would go with the stone, country living brings in dirt from the outdoors, and stone would blend in with those nature accidents! Take it from someone who lived in the country all her life! And it
still gives you country feeling and your white kitchen would match! And you can change wall colors and accessories very easily. Slate is nice, but it may be a too cold feeling for you. Oh the
decisions!!! But how exciting!


littlewhitehouse.over-blog.com 23/01/2011 19:24



I agree, right now my mind is set on stone! Thanks for stopping by... Still hoping you can stop by for real one day... The Little White House is waiting for you, even if it's
not completely ready yet!



Diane@InMyOwnStyle 23/01/2011 13:53


Hi Magali

So many choices - which as you have found makes it hard to choose. I love your inspiration photo D. Wish I had a kitchen like that. In a previous house we had terra cotta. It created a warm feeling
in the kitchen. In another house we had cheap linoleum - which was awful. Now I have hardwood and like that although it needs refinishing. - got to put that on my to-do list.

Thanks for leaving me the comment about my stair re-do. You had asked about what you call the white part of the step. It is the "riser" :)


littlewhitehouse.over-blog.com 23/01/2011 17:15



Thanks for visiting the Little White House. And for helping me with the vocabulary. It's sometimes difficult to remember the "technical" vocabulary in both languages!


I'll keep checking on your blog as the staircase makeover was just breathtaking.


 



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