DuChateau selected as ‘Interior Design’ Best of Year finalist

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DuChateau’s Vintage Remains collection honors the look and feel of reclaimed timbers found in antique structures.

San Diego—The Vintage Remains hardwood flooring collection from DuChateau Floors has been selected as a Best of Year finalist by Interior Design magazine in the hard surfaces category. Winners and honorees will be announced at an awards ceremony in New York on Dec. 5.

Earlier this year, DuChateau introduced the Vintage Remains collection, which was designed to embody the look of reclaimed timbers found in dismantled antique structures. A combination of axe hatch marks and natural treatments accentuate the wood’s rustic character.

Available in Limestone, Summer Beam, Antique Joist and Burnt Rafter, the collection utilizes an all-natural hard-wax oil finish for durability and renewability and is FSC-certified. The oak planks are 7-7/16-inches wide with a micro beveled edge and can be glued, nailed, stapled or floated.

‘Design for a Difference’ winner picks DuChateau Vinyl Deluxe collection

Additionally, the design firm, Vivian Dowsett Interiors was chosen as the regional winner in the Design for a Difference contest sponsored by the International Design Guild (IDG) and Salt Lake City-based Foremost Interiors. Dowsett nominated the Utah Health & Human Rights (UHHR)—a nonprofit that helps survivors of torture living in the area to rebuild their lives. As the west regional winner, Vivian Dowsett Interiors received a flooring donation from Foremost Interiors to use in the makeover where company principal Vivian Dowsett selected DuChateau’s luxury vinyl tile flooring, the Vinyl Deluxe collection, in the color Davos. Her design was selected for its ability to have a powerful impact on the winning charity.

DuChateau’s Vinyl Deluxe collection in Davos.

“Giving back to my community has always been important to me,” she said. “It has become even more meaningful through the Design for a Difference contest, launched this year by IDG. Interior designers have a wealth of creative talent to offer non-profit organizations. I’m thrilled I’m able to create a welcoming and safe space for UHHR. This has been an incredibly rewarding experience.”

Dowsett and Foremost Interiors tapped into the local business community to completely renovate the reception area to create a calm, inviting and respectful environment for its clients. Terry Ann Olsen, design manager at Foremost Interiors explained, “as a member of the business community I knew there would be a lot of support for the project and other businesses would jump on board to help us complete the makeover for UHHR. And, because of their generosity we were able to not only give UHHR a beautiful new floor but were able to help create a gorgeous new space.”

“UHHR is thankful and thrilled to have been selected by IDG and Foremost Interiors as a regional winner of the ‘Design for a Difference’ contest,” she added. “With the support of IDG and the creative brilliance of Vivian Dowsett Interiors, our office is a welcoming, vibrant space that inspires our clients to recognize beauty and resiliency all around them and within themselves.”

Finally, Vanguard Properties in San Francisco has incorporated different styles of DuChateau’s white oil hardwood floors into new modern lifestyle living spaces. The South Park residence features the company’s Fine Sawn White Oil floors—a textured wide plank European oak floor featuring a fine sawn contoured distressed face.

The Noe Valley residence features DuChateau Chateau White Oil floors, a wide plank, European oak floor, which features the natural character and grain patterns of the wood.

White oil hardwood floors are also designed with retail and corporate spaces in mind, as these floors work with other design elements to create a “fresh and inspiring atmosphere, and wide open spaces,” according to the company.

DuChateau offers white oil hardwood floors in its Chateau, Vernal, and Fine Sawn Collections, as well as the LVT version for its Vinyl Deluxe collection, which is made to look like the company’s wood options.

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