Thomas D. Osborn Mosaic Hardwoord Floors

kitchens | baths

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Parquet Borders Foyers Flora/Fauna Kitchens/Baths Mixed Media Etc Libraries/Museums Our Process Contact Home When this client replaced the tile in the eating area of their kitchen 
with hardwood, they wanted to add something special to the floor.  
We were inspired by the beautiful dogwood tree visible through the 
kitchen window and their collection of oriental art and artifacts to 
design this stylized dogwood branch.  Extending the branch into the existing wood floor in the family room brought 
a feel of completion and flow to the area.  The imbuya leaves and blossoms of sapele, curly koa and bloodwood grow 
from a wenge branch. This client wanted to bring the outside four 
seasons into their kitchen floor.  We designed 
and inlaid leaves and flowers of spring dogwood, 
summer mountain laurel,  fall maple and oak, 
and snow-covered winter hemlock scattered 
across the floor. The look of naturalized tulips was the 
goal for this client.  We were able to use 
a wide selection of highly figured wood 
to create the sense that someone had 
tossed a basket of flowers into the room.  
The real challenge was having the dog 
look three-dimensional. This cumuru parquet in a large kitchen 
provides texture and complements the 
other “diamond and square” parquet 
variations throughout the house.