More like these....
Dark and light
and not teal cabinets, but I liked the glass front doors on top.
These are all shaker style which are nice and simple.
So what happened?
I tried to buy a floor, I can't tell you how many obstacles there have been. Mostly my taste, the location of the delivery, the limited stock of inventory and the high prices available locally.
I started out wanting hardwood, a no no over concrete unless there's a lot of prep involved $$
So I considered hardwood porcelain tiles.
I came up with several lovely combinations.
Really pretty and soft, no contrast here, Lovely right?
The nice man at the store gave me an estimate of $7K and complimented me on my selection saying it was the most inspired combination he'd seen that week. I thanked him and ran.
Lowes had this combination.
They didn't have enough in stock, then they told me it was critically important that all of my shades / lots be the same because there was wild variation in the tile.
Back to the drawing board.
How about these?
Within my budget, but I had been warned by my contractor to stay away from large tiles.
I loved these, just a touch more expensive but too modern for the space, maybe for the next house.
Looks like I'm getting away from the wood, so I might as well explore all of the other tiles.
Maybe slate or stone.
These had so much variation between the tiles that it was going to look busy.
Then I saw this.
These have a little less contrast, they are light and the space is small, not quite rustic, this will be a very feminine palette.
On the company's website, they had this photo showing them installed with the different sizes that are available. I like it, and we'll just have to make it work. We'll have to be creative to get to a modern Downton look.