In my recent blog post about ‘Entertainer’s Kitchens’ I mentioned that the style and material for flooring is a key element in bringing cohesiveness to rooms by visually bringing spaces together, such as the connection with the kitchen to the living and dining areas.

There are so many fantastic flooring materials available these days, from textured tiles to engineered flooring, bamboo carpets and even leather tiles! The opportunities for interior spaces seem endless. 

However, there are a few key styles I’m in love with . . . 


I love the range – colour, finish and size – we can choose from with engineered boards. From soft greys and whitewashes through to dark chocolate and black in matte or waxed finishes. The wider the board the better!


I love the herringbone from Tongue N Groove Flooring for a modern play on a traditional design. This oversized herringbone parquetry is the perfect floor for a contemporary or classic interior. 


For living spaces, kitchens and terraces I love large format powdery concrete tiles that are soft in colour and feel, allowing for layers and textures to be added via rugs and furniture. 

For the ultimate luxe look I love floors in limestone and travertine. 


For bathrooms, it’s all about patterns that can add a (subtle or bold) splash of colour to the space. Mixing different levels of gloss and smaller plain tiles with patterned ones creates an artisanal quality. 



I am obsessed with leather tiles! Granted, it's not for everyone but well worth it for a jaw-dropping effect!

Images 1 - 6 via ©Alexandra Kidd Design / Image 7 via Element7