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Highland Apartment

Modern meets vintage

A newly-developed Highland apartment has been transformed into a stylish and characterful home with signature flooring provided by Russwood.

European Oak flooring in Dusk in mixed widths |  Highland Apartment | Ackie MacRae Joinery | Nigel Rigden Photography
European Oak flooring in Dusk in mixed widths | Highland Apartment | Ackie MacRae Joinery | Nigel Rigden Photography

Fine period features

The client wanted to create a modern-meets-vintage aesthetic in their new one-bedroom flat, housed in a converted 19th century hotel. With bay windows, cornicing and pitch pine staircase, the flat already benefited from fine period features, which were brought into the 21st century with the addition of contemporary paint colours and furnishings.

European Oak flooring in Dusk in mixed widths
European Oak flooring in Dusk in mixed widths
Authentic Stone Grey Oak Flooring in mixed widths | Nigel Rigden Photography
European Oak flooring in Dusk in mixed widths | Nigel Rigden Photography

Rustic style

The flooring was important in anchoring the look, and the client selected Russwood European oak flooring in Dusk to add a warm, natural character. The aged and distressed appearance of this flooring is created by a range of finishing techniques including hand scraping, rolling and hand-filling knots, creating a sunken and antiqued look. The client selected mixed width boards of 120, 190 and 245mm to accentuate the rustic style, and the stone grey colour adds depth and drama, complementing the inky blue walls.

A bespoke shelving unit made by Mackintosh Manufacturing from leftover oak boards adds a striking finishing touch to this atmospheric apartment.

The engineered flooring also proved a practical choice in overcoming the uneven subfloors, with the client commenting: ‘It’s very hardwearing, really easy to maintain and keep clean – a year on and it looks as good as the day it was fitted.

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European Oak Flooring

With a wide range of colours and finishes designed to unify and enhance any living space.
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