Decorating with Comfortable Farmhouse Style

Even if you don’t have a farmhouse style home, the style can work for you. Farmhouse is all about comfort with a nostalgic, vintage flair.  Found pieces from flea markets, estate sales and antique shows mix with comfortable upholstered pieces in either traditional or shabby chic styles.  It’s an easy style to live with and great for all rooms in the home.

This living room is full of charming farmhouse furniture and accessories.  The room itself is a standard design with wood floors, recessed lighting and crown molding.  It could be a renovation or new construction, and demonstrates how well farmhouse style can fit into a home. Neutral wall color lets the colors of the curtains, furniture and accessories stand out.

Vintage finds add character to the room. An old painted trunk makes for a charming coffee table with storage in the seating area.  Vintage inspired lamps throughout the room create lighting zones and accent lights for reading.  Comfortable seating in pretty slipcovers in natural linens and cotton make for easy cleaning.  This is definitely not a living room where you’d be afraid to put up your feet.

The wide plank wood floors offer a rustic charm.  A jute rug with a colorful border that coordinates with the colors of the room centers the seating area.

This living room shows how charming farmhouse style can be. Mixing in vintage and antique pieces let the homeowner’s personality shine through to make the room feel comfortable and personal. Fabrics and furniture further the feeling of comfortable farmhouse charm.

Hand-Sculpted Engineered Hardwood Flooring Pairs Antiquity With Modern High-Style

Macchiato PecanBR-111™ Enhances Antiquity® Hand-Scraped Line With New Exotic Species and Engineered Options Without Sacrificing Old-world Charm

Designers are adept at incorporating old-world pieces in a modern space.  The Antiquity® Hand-Scraped Engineered line by BR-111™ Exotic Hardwood Flooring does just that as it combines antique, custom styling with exotic wood species that give any room a contemporary flair.  The exotic hardwood flooring carries with it a one-of-a-kind signature look, produced by skilled craftsman.

Now with seven new exotic species and engineered options, the BR-111 Antiquity® Hand-Scraped Engineered product line provides more variety than ever before with the following styles: Armagnac Tigerwood, Beaujolais Cherry, Cabernet Pecan, Dolcetto Chestnut, Grenache Amendoim, Shiraz Angelim, and Zinfandel Tigerwood.

“The new Antiquity® Hand-Scraped Engineered line has been developed due to the immense popularity of our solid hand-scraped line,” says BR-111 president Ricardo Moraes.  “We wanted to offer consumers and designers a new flooring style unlike anything on the market.  This cutting-edge line delivers a sophisticated, hand sculpted look in an engineered profile with a classic French-bleed never seen before.”

Each of the new Engineered products, many with color palettes brand new to the hand-scraped line, offer a classic five-inch plank presentation, thick-sawn wear layer and crystal clear aluminum oxide finish.  The classic planks are created at lengths varying from 12 to 86 inches, adding to the flooring’s character.  The Antiquity® Hand-Scraped Engineered flooring can be used on any level of the home or office and is easily stapled, glued, or floated over approved subfloors.

To preview the many options offered within the BR-111 Antiquity® Hand-Scraped Engineered line, consumers and interior designers should visit the company’s website at www.br111.com.

ABOUT BR-111:

BR-111™ Exotic Hardwood Flooring has been transforming ordinary rooms into extraordinary spaces for nearly 20 years.  As the pioneer in exotic hardwood flooring, BR-111 offers the largest selection of exotic species, color palettes, shapes and finishes with a level of high-style and durability unattainable with common domestic hardwoods.  Three times stronger than oak and ten times sexier, BR-111 exotic hardwood is ideal for making a bold statement from floor to ceiling.  Adding to its intrigue, all BR-111 timber is eco-consciously harvested under forest management regulations stipulated by the Brazilian Environment and Renewable Resource Institute.  In addition, BR-111 is the proud founder of The BR-111 Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering socio-economic progress in Brazil. For more information, visit www.br111.com

The Warmth Of Chestnut Wood Flooring–Now Fabulously Exotic & Affordable For Everyone

BR-111(TM) Now Offers 5/16-inch Tiete Chestnut Engineered Flooring

It’s the rich, earthy brown of real chestnut—at home anywhere, yet with just enough graining to highlight its unique personality. Although domestic Chestnut flooring is virtually impossible to obtain in the United States, BR-111(TM) Exotic Hardwood Flooring has made the impossible, possible—and affordable—with the release of its all-new 5/16-inch Tiete Chestnut exotic engineered flooring.

Imported from Brazil and harvested with the latest eco-friendly practices, Tiete Chestnut is twice as durable as its domestic counterpart, and is also readily available. Chestnut exotic hardwood flooring is most commonly desired by remodelers and homeowners for its natural and soothing look—ideal for a variety of spaces. The new BR-111 profile brings all the warmth and beauty of chestnut to virtually any room, and since it’s an engineered flooring solution, it’s surprisingly affordable. The 5/16-inch Tiete Chestnut engineered profile is priced starting at $4 per square foot, which is less than half the cost of solid chestnut flooring of the exact same width.

“People love chestnut but it is difficult to get domestically,” notes BR-111 President Ricardo Moraes. “We are able to provide designers and consumers an exotic chestnut profile that not only offers what they are looking for but provides many added benefits. This new profile truly offers an economical way to add the BR-111 ‘wow factor’ to every room in the home.”

The Tiete Chestnut flooring can be installed through a glue-down or floating procedure and a complete line of moldings is also available to complement any space. Tiete Chestnut is offered in 3-inch and 6-1/4-inch widths, as well as 3/8-inch and 1/2-inch thicknesses.

To view imagery of the BR-111 Tiete Chestnut profile, those interested should visit the company’s website at www.br111.com.

ABOUT BR-111:

BR-111(TM) Exotic Hardwood Flooring has been transforming ordinary rooms into extraordinary spaces for nearly 20 years.  As the pioneer in exotic hardwood flooring, BR-111 offers the largest selection of exotic species, color palettes, shapes and finishes with a level of high-style and durability unattainable with common domestic hardwoods.  Three times stronger than oak and ten times sexier, BR-111 exotic hardwood is ideal for making a bold statement from floor to ceiling.  Adding to its intrigue, all BR-111 timber is eco-consciously harvested under forest management regulations stipulated by the Brazilian Environment and Renewable Resource Institute.  In addition, BR-111 is the proud founder of The BR-111 Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering socio-economic progress in Brazil. For more information, visit www.br111.com.