On a recent visit to a paper and stationary store, called “Scribbles“, I was floored by their showroom floor. As you can imagine, I see a lot of floors. After a while, it takes a pretty neat floor to grab and keep my attention. This floor did just that. The building was a former residence with the tenant living there for over 50 years and received no updates or renovations. The current owner of Scribbles saw a vision and brought that vision to reality.
The black floors would have been elegant on their own and would have complimented her design style very well, but the extra step she took to hand paint words and phrases on the floor made me stop and take notice. The handwriting on the floor took the shop from a bunch of great fixtures on a nice floor to a room with personality and a voice that literally came to you from the floors up. This room describes the feeling we all had when naming this blog.
In a residential setting, this same technique could be used in a kitchen, keeping room, dining room, art studio, home office or even a screen porch. I imagine you would want to take care and keep the handwriting out of the traffic patterns and walkways, but can you imagine…..what a conversation starter!