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Michael Bruno, founder of 1stdibs, covered his Tuxedo Park kitchen floor with marble tiles. The vintage Knoll chairs and a pair of armchairs by Jacques Quinet surround a 1970s table by Jules Wabbes that was designed for a conference room; the 19th-century light fixtures are Paris flea-market finds and the rooster sculpture came from Brussels.
Painted white floors cover the kitchen in Erika Bearman's Hamptons home. The stools are by Design Within Reach, the ceiling fixture is from YLighting, the refrigerator and wine cooler are Sub-Zero, and the photograph is from Natural Curiosities.
White splattered tile lines the kitchen floor of London designer Colin Radcliffe's Notting Hill home. The cabinetry is custom made, the 1950s chandelier is FontanaArte and the 1970s barstools and the refrigerators are by Liebherr.
White wooden floor planks, painted in custom mixed colors by Claessens, cover the boathouse in a rustic home in Uruguay. The bench is from Zimbabwe.
In one of the master baths in a Gramercy Park pied-à-terre, the walls and floor are both sheathed in white marble. The Kohler tub has fittings by Lefroy Brooks.
Mid-century modern design is an always-stylish take on minimalism, as shown in this Palm Springs living room. The floors are poured-in place terrazzo and the ceiling is cedar. There are vintage Barcelona chairs, back-to-back sofas by , an Arco lamp by and a floor lamp by . The wall is sheathed in Venetian plaster.
The family room of this London townhouse features a white and black diamond tile floor. The French mirrored cabinet and a pair of Maison Jansen lamps are all from the 1970s. There is a 1940s Italian sofa, and a 1960s artwork by Piero Fornasetti that has been turned into a light box and a throw by Hermès.
A textured white carpet covers the the drawing room of a Manhattan apartment designed by Ann Pyne of McMillen, Inc. The Art Deco mirror is from Bernd Goeckler Antiques, the parchment-top cocktail table is a custom design and a wall sculpture by Thomas Houseago hangs above a sofa upholstered in a linen damask by Mulberry Home.
Large white tile floorings provide a neutral base for this Palm Springs home that is filled with mid-century decor. The bed is dressed in Barbara Martin linens with a blanket and shams by Hermès. The painting is by Daryl Edwards and the wood screen and marble bedside tables are estate-sale finds.
The living room in Lisa Perry's Florida home is covered in terrazzo flooring. The sofa is by , the cocktail table is by , and the painting, Elaidyl Alcohol, is by . In the den beyond, the sofa and ottoman are by , the chair is by for , the pillows are by , and the multi-panel painting is by Tadaaki Kuwayama.
In Upstate New York, a master bedroom's floor is painted in Benjamin Moore's White Dove. The Lamp was purchased in London and an English Regency chair retains its original leather.
A h patterned carpet in a warm cream hue covers the floor in the master bedroom of a Hudson River home. The circa-1970 Mazzega ceiling light was found at a Paris flea market. The bed is upholstered in an Edelman leather and dressed in Pratesi and Frette linens, the bedside tables are by Jallu Ebénistes, and the Carol Egan stool from Maison Gerard is upholstered in a Toyine Sellers fabric.
A textured white carpet in a storied Manhattan apartment building is the perfect hue to support this bedrooms purple accents. A fixture constructed of paper plates by Christopher Trujillo playfully evokes clouds in the bedroom designed by Stephen Sills. The custom-made bed is upholstered in a Pierre Frey fabric, and the are from Crate & Barrel.
The master bath in Amanda Seyfried's retreat in the Catskills has rustic-chic floors: the white chevron tiles and larger black tiles around the perimeter are by . The , the sconce is from and the beadboard is painted in .
The entry hall in this Victorian townhouse in London features a custom white marble floor with green and blue accents. The stair runner is made of sari silk, the sconces are a 1947 design by Gilbert Poillerat and the artwork is by Patrick Heron.
Bleached oak floors keep the living room in this Martha's Vineyard vacation home bright. The chairs are Hans Wegner Flag Halyard and the antique Moroccan boucherouite rug was found on Etsy.
In the kitchen of this abandoned summer camp turned family home in California, the floors are made from salvaged floorboards. The gaps between the planks were intentional to reflect the way they would have weathered over time. The kitchen also features custom-made cabinetry, a range by Wolf, and a Rohl sink with fittings by Lefroy Brooks; the blue pendant light was found in London.
The floor of this guest room in Capri is paved with white and grey travertine tiles. An installation of porcelain roses by Art et Floritude hangs above the wall and the marble tub is antique.
In the same home, the antique white tile flooring is original to the house. The entrance features a painting by Philippa Smith and an antique Murano glass chandelier.
The floor is white terrazzo in the kitchen of this New York Townhouse. The cabinetry is by Bulthaup, the countertop and sink are Corian, the fittings are by Vola, and the oven and cooktop are by Gaggenau; the light fixture is by Bega.