Category: Interior Design | Home Remodel | Friends Of Area Floors|Parade Of Home | Women In Business | Region: Portland-Vancouver
"It’s an honor to be able to collaborate with Oregon Tile and Marble and our other suppliers to help provide innovative design solutions for this stunning Axiom home. " ~Brandy Marsh, Owner Area Floors
It’s that time of year when the best of the best come together to create a parade of dream homes. Each home breathtakingly beautiful with design features focused on the beauty of the home. The 2013 parade will showcase all the latest styles and trends including the multitude of textures found in everything from carpets to hardwoods, from backsplashes to area rugs. However, this year there is another design element stepping up to take center stage besides its flashier roommates. A tribute to our growing awareness and respect for our natural resources it is the furnace that many parade attendees will be interested in. This 95% furnace, is joined by an HRV unit to remove the stale air from the home replacing it with conditioned fresh air, a recirculating hot water pump and even a new type of shingle to increase insulation efficiency. Visitors will be treated to a variety of cost-efficient and sustainable living practices as they tour Axiom’s entry; The Nantucket.
In case you were worried that the furnace was the highlight of the tour let me share some of the other custom design elements our suppliers have brought into this never-wanna-leave home show. The architectural details of this home are offset by the balance of color and textures found throughout this home. Immediately upon entering the front door your senses are engaged.
Cronin Wood: The dark satin sheen finish of Cronin Wood’s handscraped solid maple hardwood flooring offers a rustic, aged beauty that starkly accentuates the whitewashed wood work and elegant design features. This elegant flooring with its vivid texture is as durable as it is Eco-friendly.
Caress by Shaw: Inspired by the natural colors of the outdoors, the softness and warm sophistication of the Caress carpet directly contrasts the gleaming artisan hardwoods. Produced using the softest natural fibers in the world and crafted with the Anso yarn system this is undeniable the softest carpeting in the world. Caress is the perfect carpet selection for this green home given Shaw Floors use of recycled materials that are engineered to be recycled and he Anso® nylon contains post- consumer carpet and has cradle-to-cradle certification. This Made In America flooring company added a patented R2X® Stain and Soil Resistance System making this carpet perfect for busy pet-loving families.
Oregon Tile and Marble; Carrara Marble: Always timeless and classy, the much loved natural stone Carrara Marble is given a more edgy and modern feel by creating unexpected shapes and patterns. The Nantucket has used Oregon Tile and Marble’s 2x2 hexagon Carrara marble for the backsplash in the kitchen a unique design element breaking up the smooth texture of the marble countertops and the clean lines of the traditional Hayes Cabinets.
Pental; Carrara Marble: Bullet Mosaic Honed White Carrara marble is another modern twist of the timeless, elegant Carrara marble slab. In the Nantucket this pattern has been used as a design element on the fireplace adding depth and acting as a frame for the opening of the fireplace. The soft veins running through the Carrara marble further fragmented by the bullet mosaic creates a stunning centerpiece without the accompaniment of color or other ornament.
S’Tile of Portland; Like its namesake Silk porcelain tile is crafted from 100% natural product. Long known for its understated elegance\silk is a strong scratchproof surface, both non-porous and highly durable. This tile can be found in the Laundry Room confirming the extreme attention to detail Axiom Homes has taken every detail into consideration. Silk porcelain tile can only be created by skilled master artists using the newest digital technology available to create this glazed porcelain tile with its varied nuances and unique details.
United Tile - Urban Concrete: Distinctive shading creates a contemporary appearance that concrete aspires to achieve. The colored body makes it a material ideally suited for applications where the edge detail is an important consideration. The large sized tiles create a smooth clean line. found in the children’s bathroom this is an ideal location for this low maintenance material.
Modern Surfaces: The backsplash in this ultra modern bathroom is of mixed glass linear mosaics from the New York series. Adding texture and simple sophistication this breaking glass line has high quality painted back glass mosaics, cut into various sizes. This series with its beautiful new designer colors contrasts in texture and pattern to the sleek shower walls resulting in an elegant translucent contemporary look.
Axiom Luxury Homes - The Nantucket: Highlighting the best in custom design, energy efficiency and creative use of space this home is a marvel of clean lines, elegant sophistication and latest design trends and features. Axiom is a local developer with impeccable designs and a meticulous eye for detail. their designs combine luxury living with functionality and sustainability.
The 2013 Parade of Homes: Sponsored by The Building Industry Association of Clark County will take place from July 12th through 28th in the the Felida area of Vancouver . The homes are open daily from 10 am to 7 pm and tickets can be purchased online.
Area Floors: Portland flooring store locally owned for over 40 years. Experts in flooring consultation and home remodeling we can help you find the right carpeting, hardwood flooring,marble tile, vinyl, laminate or other surfacing material at wholesale prices. We carry many different Eco friendly coverings including bamboo flooring, cork flooring and Shaw Anso nylon carpet and countertops of 99% recycled glass as well as many more sustainable product offerings. From the ground up or one room at a time we are here to help you go beyond the surface.