It is a bloggy-blog world, and Shaw Floors is here for it. Tracy Daves is the Director of Design for the East Coast with Shaw Floors. She is a time-juggling wife, mom, designer, and chicken lady who travels extensively chatting up single and multifamily designers. You may have seen her representing Shaw Floors in HGTV’s Green and Smart Homes, several episodes of Lifetime’s Designing Spaces, Ship Shape TV, and Shaw Floors YouTube channel. Tracy is the resident blogger at Shaw Floors and is published in many online publications.
Backyard Chickens 🐓 We get some popular lingo from chicken life.
- Fly the coop
- Ruffled feathers
- Shake a tail feather
- Pecking order
Cooped up…are all happening in backyard chicken pens taking over rural and urban dwellings.
Back to Basics is a lifestyle trend that people are craving in our overly stimulated technology age. The yearn to unplug and connect with nature is catching on. Community neighborhood gardens are attracting home buyers, and farm-to-table is only growing!
I must admit. I too am a crazy chicken lady. I have 13 sassy chickens that give my family and friends beautiful organic rainbow eggs. We also have over 18,000 bees 🐝 for our garden and for local honey.
Today, I am sharing with you four back to basics hard and soft surface flooring looks that complement this homestead style for some modern farmhouse inspiration.
Golden Gate Color Pacific Heights:
Farmhouse style lends itself toward old world brick and brick pavers. Not only are they beautiful, but they are practical. This textured 4×8 porcelain ensures it is suitable for indoor/outdoor use. The coloring is very forgiving if you have been working hard on your garden or with your critters. Be as creative as you want with the pattern installation and coordinating grout choices.
Floorte Lazio Plus Color Pino:
Wide Planks, hand-scraped texture, multiple hues and colorations, waterproof and pet proof–this is a winner for any homesteader to clean up after a hard day’s work. Plus, it is muck boot approved!
Park Avenue Color Astor:
Farmers used powdered lime (limestone) to white-wash their homes and fences. They did this because it was safe for animals, effective, and inexpensive. The whitewashed look is on-trend today. You can achieve that clean minimal look with our white oak on your floors, walls, ceilings, and island fronts for a new twist on shiplap, and in herringbone? (Shut up!)
Presidio Tonal All Colors:
Durability and cleanability are key with carpet today. Our patented R2X combined with our Endurance Carpet Fiber Technology makes our carpet ideal for high traffic areas, and bonus, it is super soft to boot! Tonals cover a lot of sins in between vacuuming–one less chore to fool with today.
Do you have a farmhouse inspired project? Swing by Tractor Supply for fun country inspired accents. Order your fashionista chicken/farm decor from Fluffy Layers (egg aprons, duvet covers, linens, and shower curtains.)
And get your Shaw Floors country chic on. Tag us folks at #shawfloors so we can take a gander. Now, you are officially as country as cornbread!
Y’all come back now ya’hear,
Linda Brown says
Loved your Blog Tracy. You are so talented.
Thank you Linda Brown. for reading it. Hope you enjoyed it sweet lady. I appreciate the support!
Maria M Muto-Porter says
You’ve put me in a country mood! And those brick pavers would be perfect on my back porch! But you forgot my absolute favorite Shaw country look: the Summerville Pine laminate – a 10-inch plank that mimics heart-pine flooring. I LOVE that! Thanks for the fun glimpse of all things country at Shaw!
That laminate would have fit perfectly with the theme! Yeehaw! Thanks for the read friend. Miss you.