We’ve all seen the TV shows where rock stars and movie moguls show a camera crew around their home, showing off expensive cars or high-end home theaters. Turns out, many celebrities take this trend of opulence and excess to a place you might not expect: the floor. Here are some of the more outrageous celebrity floors out there.
Walking on Money – The Standard Grill in New York.
Millionaire hotelier Andre Balazs wanted to do something different with his hotel restaurant in the old meatpacking district of New York City. Instead of going retro with black-and-white tile, or modern with sleek, shiny marble, Balazs surprised everyone: He used money. The floors of the Stand Grill are “tiled” with thousands of pennies! The shiny copper makes the space feel bright and is certainly a memorable sight to people visiting from all over the world!
Celebrities like Daryl Hannah spend their money on technologies that are better for the earth. In her Mailbu hideaway, Hannah has had radiant heat floors installed. The stone has heating elements built into them, which negates the need for ductwork and clanking radiators. Additionally, this is a much more efficient way to heat a house, with cold floors never being a problem again, and the heat rising to warm the rest of the house. It cost a lot up front, but she’s doing her part for the environment.
One of the hottest and most unusual trends in flooring in the past few years has been the use of leather as a flooring material. It’s tough, water resistant, and adds a touch of rustic class to any room. Ellen DeGeneres used leather tiles to add a touch of old-book class to the library in her home.
This post was written by Thais Sousa. Follow Thais on Google.