We’ve had our new Pergo hardwood floors installed for a little over a month now, and now that the figurative dust has settled, it’s time for the big reveal! We went with the Slate Oak colorway from Pergo in their Hardwood Max line. The color was traditional enough to work with the bones of the house, but a little bit more modern to appease our style sensibilities. I’ll be honest – it was a tough choice choosing the color as there were some really great options. It boiled down to what went best with the other existing flooring in the house (the kitchen as well as the brick entryway) as well as what appeared to have the best depth and grain.
You’ve probably caught a sneak peek of the makeover in the shots of the dining room, but the living room it flows into may very well be my favorite of the whole house. It’s a delightfully happy mix of aqua and blue, bringing in the hues of the dining room as well as the entryway.
And I used the opportunity of rearranging to also childproof – those glass Ikea hack Vittsjo shelves in gold leaf were proving too tempting for Archer since he’s now crawling and getting into everything. But I have to say that I really love how elegant they look in here now.
POTTERY BARN SEABURY SOFA // VASE BY LAWRENCE MCRAE // PILLOWS BY CAITLIN WILSON AND TARGET // ART C/O MINTED // COFFEE TABLE NATE BERKUS
I can’t say enough good things about getting rid of that nasty carpet and now I’m itching to get it out of the bedrooms too. Wood floors feel so much cleaner than carpet – plus it’s pretty fun to have a great reason for a fabulous rug to bring in some texture and soundproofing.
The guys who installed it did a great job and were in and out in one day (OKC locals – message me for their name and number!) and even managed to salvage the original quarter round trim all the way around the base.
And the flooring so far is pretty indestructible. My floor guy was concerned about me scratching it pretty easily, but I’ve moved tons of furniture in and out, and there are zero scratches, even with Nickels (who may be tiny, but really – don’t underestimate the amount of damage this Chihuahua can do). That being said, it doesn’t quite have the same sound underfoot as our hardwood floors at the lake. But that’s mostly due to our foundation here versus the way the lakehouse is built.
So now it’s on to decorating for the holidays and hopefully hosting friends and family in the upcoming weeks. I’m all aflurry about white Christmas trees, pretty preppy pagodas, and colorful pops of color.
Thank you to the team at Pergo for providing us with all the product to make this makeover complete, as well as some excellent cleaning supplies.