February 20th, 2008

More Floor

Remember this? It’s done, it’s gorgeous, it’s mine! I won’t bore you with all the layers-the many layers….

staining modello floor

We stained for days.

Modello Weeding

They removed the pattern for hours.

Modello floor

I can hardly wait to decorate. Oh wait! We still have to do the walls and ceilings. Back off, girl.

Modello Final Floor

Let’s just enjoy the uninterrupted pattern for awhile.

12 Responses to “More Floor”

  1. Susan Allemand Says:

    Stunning Melanie!


  2. carol Says:

    Ohmygod! You have all really out-done yourselves!!!

  3. Aimee Says:

    Wow! That is breathtaking.

  4. Rhonda Canales Says:

    This floor is simply divine!!

  5. Helen morris Says:

    I posted an blog story about ‘fabulous concrete’ a couple of days ago, I’m thrilled that the link I gave will now take readers to this post. The pictures re-inforce what I was trying to say. This floor is just amazing.

  6. Melanie Says:

    Thanks guys! If you stop by sometime I will even let you walk on it. I just saw your post, Helen. Love that concrete!

  7. Heather Bruno-Sears Says:

    Divinely beautiful and creative….I think I just dislocated my jaw!!! You are my muse Melanie!!! I adore you, and all that you do. I look so forward to returning to the Modello studio for another dose of inspiration. See you November 10th!

  8. Melanie Says:

    Oh, thank you Heather. It will be great to see you again. I have a feeling November will be here in the blink of an eye!

  9. olga Says:

    Looks astonishing! I love it. Have you considered sending the blog http://itsknotwood.blogspot.com any of the marquetry pix? I bet they’d love it.

    Thanks for all the inspiration. I had no idea you had a blog(!) I’ve used your stencils and they were featured some on Apartmenttherapy/com about 23 months before the inception of this blog.

    The feature:


    The ceiling border stencil picture:


    The radiator (which never ceases to amaze):


    I’ll send more photos when the rest of the apt is completed, or watch for it on AT (with a stampede of folks asking where I got the stencils from :)

  10. Melanie Says:

    Olga-THANK you! That is so cool to see and congratulations on having a famous apartment. I would love to take credit for the stencils on the radiator but they don’t look familiar to me!! I can see why they are the talk of the town though. Your colors and technique on that are just perfect!

    I actually have itsknotwood bookmarked so I will check that out. Thanks for the tip. It IS wood, so that could be a problem. Hmmmm…..

  11. olga Says:

    Ha! Well, I’ve seen posts on itsnotwood where an item was indeed wood but still had an additional wood texture or design added. The post even delighted in the fact that therein lay the conundrum. I was also thinking of the whole marquetry idea, that the modellos could be applied to non-wood surfaces and have wood treatments added to them. Also the (absolutely fabulous) cork tiles — not EXACTLY wood, but ….

    Thank you for your compliments. I devour any and all tips and how-tos available on your sites. So, much appreciated. And the stencils: the ceiling border is the Arabesque border; the radiator has the arabic border from Stencil Library, but the repeating tile is (aha! found it!) the Italianate Border 932


    (that should give you a tickle!) Also, not quite perceptible in the bedroom photos, but beneath the top layer of lime vp is almost an entire wall of Eastern Tile 2023.

    Anyhoo, this is fun … I am thrilled to find an entire blog devoted to stencils and patterns, among other things. Can’t wait to see what you’ll do with the rest of your new abode and Morocco (I’m positively green with envy).

  12. Monique de Tezanos Pinto Says:

    absouletly outstanding, congratulations on you work