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.
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
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………
35 Engraved Cherry Serving Paddle Boards
for Kitchen76, Two Sisters Winery, Niagara on the Lake, Ont.
I just wanted to send you a note with regards to the boards for Kitchen76… they are amazing! Everyone loved them and they are just want we wanted 🙂
The detail of the emblem and the board itself is amazing!
– Melissa Marotta-Paolicelli