Then & Now: Trend Watch – Nouveau Château

Then & Now: Trend Watch – Nouveau Château

The revolving cycles of what is old is new. What is passé becomes haute.

A recent Canadian House and Home – Trend Watch – has highlighted the “Nouveau Château”. Apparently the French-inspired aesthetic is ‘BACK’.  “Richly patterned parquet wood floors (with names like Versailles) take inspiration from palaces of yore.”

Europe never lost is flavour of all things olde.  Here are some floors Jan and I observed over the past 15 years we’ve been traveling to Europe. They’ve developed the patina of age; well-loved/well-used.

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Alder T+G | Flooring Special

Current Alder flooring special. Inquire with Joel!

Alder S&B T&G
Mixed Widths, End-matched,  – $6.95 /SF

Alder Rustic T&G
Mixed Widths, End-matched,  – $3.95 /SF

 

 

Douglas fir, custom wide plank flooring, brand-name wood flooring and stair treads; engineered and solid. Available in specialty, exotic and domestic, FSC-certified hardwoods and softwoods. Environmentally friendly oil wax natural floor finishes. Servicing the Pacific Northwest, Canada and the US.

Source: Alder T+G | Flooring by West Wind Hardwood

West Wind Factory Tour: Lunch and Learn

luncheon with BC Architects

April 30, 2015 – Exploring BC’s Millwork Industry: Beyond the Basics

Seminars, Demo’s and Factory Tour for the Vancouver Island Chapter of Architects

Partnered with Roy Manion, Manager, Specifiers Program of the BC Wood Specialties Group
Hosted by West Wind Hardwood Inc
Driven by Joel Radford and Shelley Nielsen
Attended by 25 Architects and Designers from Southern Vancouver Island

This was both a challenge and a hoot for us. We’d never considered offering an on-site learning opportunity until Roy approached us. He nurtured us; coddled us; encouraged us. And it was a success, as born witness by this excerpt from the Vancouver Island Chapter of Architects’ Newsletter………

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