Category Archives: Floor Coverings

Natural Partners – Parquet Flooring and Marble


Parquet is a beautiful, versatile flooring option that exudes sophistication and is a popular choice for high end interior designers. The fashion for this popular type of flooring began in 17th century in France with the classic herringbone or fishbone design. Wooden blocks were cut from a hardwood timber and fitted one by one over the subfloor to create the stunning pattern.

It comes in a range of grains of wood that can be arranged in a wide variety of patterns. This means there’s an element of choice when it comes to creating a specific look as its patterns can suit any style and design. In addition, parquet flooring can enhance a space, act as a beautiful background to a scheme, but it also has the potential to be the focal point of any room too.

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Rugs – We’ve Got It Covered

Apart from the practical benefits of a rug (the cushioning, comfort and warmth), rugs can also provide visual value to a room’s design. Consider it, if you will, artwork for your floor. But how to choose one that is well balanced in terms of quality, size and pattern is a skill — a skill that luxury interior designer René Dekker can help you with.

Top London interior decorators such as René Dekker Design will know instinctively how a rug will affect a room, and will also know what shape, colour, and depth of pile to select. Many will use a rug as a starting point from which to choose paint shades and accessories for the rest of a room’s scheme.

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