Playing with scale is one way to update an old house. On the upstairs landing, Hugo Guinness' towering painting of tall-stemmed flowers seems to dwarf the already diminutive Swedish painted chest of drawers.
The Chic Technique: Cutting Edge Stencils shares a DIY painted and stenciled ceramic tile floor using the Augusta Tile pattern. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/augusta-tile-stencil-design-patchwork-tiles-stencils.html
Just found my dream floor!made from wine boxes :-) Wooden wine box flooring.The German flooring company Parador created these floors based on ones found in old European wine cellars. They often used the wood from their discarded wine & fruit crates