Marbelous Wood

Things are slowly starting to come together at the new studio. The butt ugly carpet has been ripped out and my roomie and I have painted our space. Big question now is what to do with the bare wooden floor?? While looking online for some inspiration and (low budget) solutions I came across this beautiful floor by Pernille Snedker Hansen, a Danish designer. She uses a combination of an old Japanese technique called suminagashi and a Western style marbling technique to create a wood grain-like effect in amazing colors.


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Watch Pernille at work:


Definitely not a low budget solution, but certainly inspirational…

  1. bart

    that’s pretty cool! will have to search for more info about the Japanese technique, looks similar to the end papers of old books.

    Remember that if you’re doing something cool like this on your studio floor to cover it with a couple of layers of good varnish (PU) or your desk chairs and feet will rub away all your hard work within a year (also if you spill paint etc., easier to clean.) :)


  2. Casper

    Ooh pretty.

  3. nanna

    Pretty neat technique, innit Bart? I’ll definitely keep it in mind for whenever I move into my dream house ;-) I might ask you for some more painting advice.. Will email you soon! xxx

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