18 Rooms with Dramatic Floors

In these spaces, the most show-stopping design elements are beneath your feet.

18 Rooms with Dramatic Floors
Striped marble floor in a Manhattan apartment designed by Jean-Louis Deniot

A Louis XVI lantern hangs above a Jean-Louis Deniot table at the center of a striped marble floor in this Manhattan apartment designed by Deniot. The two vintage chairs are upholstered with a fabric from Houlès. Photo by Jonny Valiant

London entry hall by Argent Design with a graphic black and white floor

The mirrored wall and console in this London entry hall by Argent Design reflects the graphic black and white floor and the Marc Quinn floral artwork. Photo courtesy of Argent Design

This gray and white floor adds a punch of pattern to this otherwise monochrome kitchen by Woodson & Rummerfield

This floor adds a punch of pattern to the bright white kitchen of a residence designed by Woodson & Rummerfield in the Los Angeles Ritz-Carlton. Photo by Karyn Millet

Kelly Wearstler gold and black entryway

A Pedro Friedberg Hand & Foot table stands at the center of the marble floor in the entryway of this Los Angeles home by Kelly Wearstler. Photo by Grey Crawford

The front hall of Katie Ridder and Peter Pennoyer's home in Millbrook, New York, has a floor of purple Moroccan tiles.

The front hall of Katie Ridder and Peter Pennoyer’s home in Millbrook, New York, has a floor of Moroccan tiles glazed in various shades of purple. Photo by Eric Piasecki

Painted wide-plank wood floors are an unexpected feature of this Nick Olsen–designed colonial in Dutchess County, New York.

Painted wide-plank wood floors are an unexpected element in this Nick Olsen–designed colonial, which is one of the oldest existing homes in Dutchess County, New York. Photo by Reid Rolls

The library of this New York penthouse by John Barman boasts a glossy white floor with a quatrefoil pattern.

The library of this New York penthouse by John Barman boasts a glossy white floor with a quatrefoil pattern. Photo by Anastassios Mentis

Herringbone wood floors add warmth to this kitchen in a townhouse by Kirsten Kelli on New York's Upper East Side.

Herringbone wood floors add warmth and interest to this cozy kitchen in a townhouse by Kirsten Kelli on New York’s Upper East Side. Photo by Stephen Karlisch

A black and white marble floor sets a dramatic tone in the foyer of Kelly Hoppen’s London home.

A black and white marble floor sets a striking tone in the foyer of Kelly Hoppen’s London home. At the center of the space stands a lacquer-topped table designed by Hoppen and made by Matt Stanwix, above which hang three bespoke pendant lights by Hervé Langlais for Galerie Negropontes. Photo by Mel Yates

A bedroom in this Frank Roop–designed Miami Beach apartment has swimming pool-style tiles that extend from the floor up to the ceiling.

A bedroom in this Frank Roop–designed Miami Beach apartment has swimming pool-style tiles that extend from the floor up to the ceiling. Photo by Eric Roth

In this Peter Pennoyer–designed home in Dutchess County, New York, the library has wood-paneled walls and flooring.

In this Peter Pennoyer–designed home in Dutchess County, New York, the library has wood-paneled walls and flooring inlaid with medallions and other decorative motifs. Photo by Jonathan Wallen

An Eero Saarinen Tulip table stands at the center of the swirl-patterned floor in this Park Avenue kitchen by Brockschmidt & Coleman.

An Eero Saarinen Tulip table stands at the center of the quirky swirl-design in this Park Avenue, New York, kitchen by Brockschmidt & Coleman. Photo by Roger Davies for Architectural Digest

The red-lacquered walls and ceiling of this Nick Olsen–designed West Village apartment pop against the grey, white and black marble floor.

The red-lacquered walls and ceiling of this Nick Olsen–designed West Village apartment pop against the grey, white and black marble floor. Photo by Maura Mcevoy

Madeline Stuart designed the intricate marble floor in this Santa Monica, California, home.

Madeline Stuart designed the intricate marble floor in this Santa Monica, California, home. The flooring comprises three different colors of honed marble: Inca Gold, Imperial Danby, Rose Verona and Petite Granite. Photo by Janice Barta

A combination of marbles make up the large-scale design of the gallery floor in this Sara Story–designed Victorian home.

A combination of Nero Marquina, Blue de Savoie and Calacatta marbles make up the large-scale pattern of the gallery floor in this Sara Story–designed Victorian home. Photo by Marco Ricca

This Manhattan kitchen by Celerie Kemble has a strong Palm Beach vibe, anchored by the hand-painted floor.

This Manhattan kitchen by Celerie Kemble has a strong Palm Beach vibe, anchored by the hand-painted floor. The Eero Saarinen Tulip table and chairs, along with the banquette, are upholstered in lavender faux leather. Photo by Simon Upton

For this 1937 Federal-style home in Los Angeles, Annette English combined several smaller rooms to create a large, open kitchen, with herringbone travertine flooring.

Inside this 1937 Federal-style home in Los Angeles, Annette English combined several smaller rooms to create a large, open kitchen, which the designer outfitted with herringbone travertine floors, faceted pendant lights and a Moroccan tile backsplash. Photo by Grey Crawford

In this Oakland, California, bathroom by Katie Martinez, brass hardware pops against the black and white color scheme.

In this Oakland, California, bathroom by Katie Martinez, brass hardware pops against the black and white color scheme, but it’s the bold patterned cement tile on the floor that really shines. Photo by Aubrie Pick

Belgian marble flooring lines the oval foyer of a San Francisco home designed by Tucker & Marks and architect Andrew Skurman.

A Belgian marble floor highlights the shape of this oval entry hall in a San Francisco home designed by Tucker & Marks and architect Andrew Skurman. Photo by Matthew Millman and Pieter Estersohn

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