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Wood floors and white walls showcase art

Architecture website Dezeen has rounded up interiors from its archives that were designed to showcase their owners’ art collections. Each design is classed as minimal, with white walls, and many of the homes feature natural wood floors, which help to highlight the artwork on display.

Most people choose wood flooring for their Wirral and Cheshire homes for its natural look, and because it is an environmentally friendly material. Though many people hang art on their walls, it’s perhaps only serious art collectors who deliberately design their wooden-floored rooms to show off their collections. However, any room with paintings on the walls can benefit from a more minimal design style so that the eye is drawn to the art.

An example of an art collector’s home is Windward House in Gloucestershire, which was designed by Alison Brooks Architects. This converted farmhouse features a double-height living area combined with a gallery, where the owners’ collection of art and sculptures is displayed. The floor is dark wood, and the walls are painted white.

Turner’s Studio is an 18th century studio in London’s Chelsea, which that has been transformed into a family home filled with artworks. Architect Rodić Davidson’s design features a high sloping ceiling, large skylights for natural light and white walls that display brightly coloured paintings. The walls are complemented by a pale wood floor.

Not many Cheshire homes have the space for a dedicated art gallery, but art lovers should think about how the style of their rooms can best show off their art collection, and a great place to start is with wood flooring.

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