Family Home, Leeds

Interiors Influencer, Sophie renovated her family home with Natureffect plank in Cromer Sands Oak

After moving into their new home, Sophie from 'lifeatsophs' was keen to create a warm and welcoming design that not only reflected their current tastes, but also their current needs as parents to young children. From our Natureffect Aqualock collection, Cromer Sands Oak flowed perfectly into the ‘rustic-modern’ aesthetic that Sophie has created in her home. When discussing how she drew inspiration for the project, Sophie explains how she used mood-boarding techniques to plan the design that turned her new build house into their family home…

“We live in a new build house which can look rather boxy and they don’t tend to have much character. We wanted our home to feel warm and inviting but also be quite minimal as we have two toddlers running around! When choosing how to decorate the house I take inspiration from Pinterest and Instagram. We do most of the work ourselves as we love to get stuck in and have the satisfaction of looking at a finished project that we created! Mood-boarding is my first step when designing a new room. Once I know what colour scheme and furniture I want, the rest flows into it. I love mixing interior styles too”

When it came to the flooring, Sophie chose Cromer Sands Oak, a laminate plank from our Natureffect Aqualock collection. With rustic oak tones and a tactile imprinted grain, Cromer Sands Oak gives you the look and feel of a real wood floor, for the perfect budget-friendly oak floor alternative! What’s more,  the entire Aqualock range is complete with a water-resistance locking mechanism that can withstand water ingression for up to 36 hours, giving Sophie total peace of mind when it comes to her toddlers, as she went on to explain…

“Our house used to be all about the grey, which is also lovely. However, over the years our tastes have changed, and we wanted to change the flooring to something more neutral and warmer in tone. The Natureffect Laminate range was the perfect choice for us due to the timeless style, affordability, colour choices and also the water-resistant locking system was a must have. Did I mention we have toddlers?”

The timeless oak tones of the flooring perfectly suited the tranquil design in the rest of the home, including the DIY panelling installed by Sophie that adds depth to the room and the cable rug that builds upon the natural colours of the flooring to add texture and style. When discussing the design of the home, Sophie went on to say…

“If I had to describe our home, I’d say it’s a blend of modern interior with a hint of country and wabi-sabi elements. I love our panelling; it’s really elevated our rooms and brought in some character that our new build was lacking. The Cromer Sands flooring just blends into our decor seamlessly.”

When discussing how the flooring has been in their busy family household, Sophie explained: “It has been over a year since we installed our flooring and we’ve had no issues. The children have spilled many things on it, we’ve had potty training accidents and spilled water bottles, and it is so easy to clean. We are very pleased!”.

If you are looking for a laminate floor for your upcoming project, why not visit our Surrey Design Centre today where you can browse our entire range of flooring solutions, and join Sophie in finding the perfect floor for your home today!

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