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Top Trends in 2017: Be Floored

Start your event on the right foot! Our in-vogue coverage continues with inspirational flooring for all.

We palmed it up for our feature on “Tropical Vibes,” went dramatically bold for some “Dark Beauty” inspo and shared pretty nude color palettes for “All the Feels.”  Now get ready to floor it!  As we continue our series on all the big trends forecasted for the 2017, we had to share these inspirational floor transformations.  Reimagining the flooring is one of the easiest—though often one of the largest—details that can be incorporated into an event or wedding to create major impact and transform the venue’s style.  “You have to layer correctly,” says Jordan. “Sometimes flooring is used to enhance, and sometimes it is used to bring softness.”

Photo courtesy of Carolina Herrera

Photo courtesy of Carolina Herrera

Photo by harrison james for "The Great Houses of Havana"

Photo by harrison james for “The Great Houses of Havana”

Photo courtesy of Esther Stocker

Photo courtesy of Esther Stocker

Photo by Evgeny Evgrafov

Photo by Evgeny Evgrafov

Photo courtesy of Phaenomedia

Photo courtesy of Phaenomedia

Photo courtesy of the W Hotel in Doha

Photo courtesy of the W Hotel in Doha

There are a number of ways to reinvent the floor space for an event.  One of the most common are decals, often made of vinyl, which are easy to apply and remove without damaging the original floor surface.  They’re easily customizable, too.  For weddings, they often feature the couple’s names or monogram, wedding date or last initial.  To date, one of Jordan’s favorite floor transformations was a custom decal that covered a large section of an oval-shaped floor crafted in ivory and gold hues.  “I am dying to do a full floor decal cover!” she says.

Design by Jim Lambie

Design by Jim Lambie

Design by Jim Lambie

Design by Jim Lambie

Photo courtesy of The Mandarin Oriental in Taipei, Taiwan

Photo courtesy of The Mandarin Oriental in Taipei, Taiwan

Design by Jim Lambie

Design by Jim Lambie

Design by Jim Lambie

Design by Jim Lambie

Design by Jim Lambie

Design by Jim Lambie

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Other floor cover methods can include custom carpeting, wood panels, tiles and metals.  And in our bevy of inspirational photos above, we couldn’t resist sharing some unique floor designs by Scottish-based artist Jim Lambie.  He spends weeks painstakingly applying brightly colored vinyl tape, and sometimes simple black tape, in geometric patterns for various gallery spaces and exhibits.  The results are unique and energetic, to say the least.  While the optical illusion effect isn’t always preferable for an event—the flooring should add to the overall decor, rather than forcefully draw one’s focus—they’re certainly an example of a complete venue metamorphosis.  One thing’s for sure: this year’s parquet coverings will leave you floored!