In kitchens with notable ceilings, the style is on the floor.
I don’t have photos of my 1896 house in Chicago or the original cement tile vestibule floor with a plain rust-brown field and mosaic border in shades of terracotta, gold and gray. But that was a typical Victorian era “drab” palette that also appears in the family kitchen of a renovated 1882 home in Paris [top] with a spectacular patterned floor. There, as a companion piece to the original 1882 coffered ceiling, the floor was created from ca. 1900 cement tiles by Winckelmans, a French tile house which has been a name brand since 1894.… Continue Reading