Kitchen with concrete floor

10.18.2010

Steve and I have recently agreed to transform our lounge into something similar to what photographer Paul Massey did with his home. This is quite a big job. A lot of structural work is involved and the whole family (Lucas included) would have to move out for at least 6 weeks.
My friend Mandy who is trying to convince her husband to put large black floorboards in their lounge asked me how on earth I managed to do this..you know... to get him on board, to agree to what I want.
Umm...if I knew, I would probably write a book called :"How to convince your husband to let you do whatever YOU want in the house" and I would probably be rich :-)
The truth is that I never take no for an answer...I spent months showing him rooms, homes, styles I like and at first, I was only getting negative, grumpy and stressed out NOs but I would come back to it later on with similar styles but different images...Persistance girls, persistance!!
Now that we have also agreed to a new kitchen with polished concrete floor like this home in Amsterdam, I have to show him the kitchen below from Paula Leen's home...although probably not from my post with the comment above :-) Have a great week!





(C) Photography by Hotze Eisma via Emma's Design Blog

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annie markantonatou said...

I simple love this kind of design and decoration. too bad my husband doesn't...

http://anmarkdesign.blogspot.com/

JulieB said...

LOL, you mean there are husbands who think they have a say!?

BODIE and FOU said...

You cracked me up so much, I just spilled my cup of tea! :-)

Lau de Casalil said...

I just guess you and Steve have same tastes... and I know a girl who does this jind of concrete work... but in Marseilles....!!! good persuasion and work in the kitchen!!

BODIE and FOU said...

we didn't to start with...I grew up with a mum who would take me to flea markets and junk shops every weekend and didn't think twice about picking up stuff from the street to repair them and give them a new lease of life so I'm doing the same and Steve couldnt stand any second-hand to start with...mais bon 11 years later...I guess my tastes are rubbing off and vice versa...and he trust me :-)...now

vosges paris said...

Karine I couldn't agree more with you on the transformation you are going to do... I have Paul Massey's house in mind since I started transforming here and am about to lay white floors everywhere in my house...If I would know how to do it I would leave my concrete floor in the kitchen as it is... LOL we have the same taste ;)

elissa, ebb & flow said...

i think everyone would love a copy of that book! can't wait to see how your floors turn out. they'll be such a wonderful addition and proof of your persistence!

Chris Lavin said...

Happen to be trying to find this and learned a lot more than expected post. Thanks.
Polished Concrete Floor

 

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