In her own home on Locust Avenue, designer Franny Hurt decided painting the kitchen floor was the best solution to ease the transition from newly installed to old maple floors. Photo: Virginia Hamrick

Floor fashions: Paint isn’t just for walls anymore, says designer Franny Hurt

Though they’ve been around since the 18th century, painted floors (when done right) can be nostalgic, practical and surprisingly modern, says designer Franny Hurt. Back then, they were used in everything from modest farmhouses to Victorian mansions, helping to protect hardwoods before modern sealant was developed. Now they’re more multipurpose, used as a temporary (and […]