My name is Elisabeth, I am 30 years old and live in Skien which is approximately two hours outside of Oslo. I live with my husband, and our two small children: Celine who is 6 years old and Ulrik who is 2 years old.
We are living in a renovated house from the 1960´s that we purchased from my parents a couple of years ago. I love to relate my vision to life and already had a lot of plans for our house before we moved in. We are going room by room, year by year. Everything is based on when we have time, capability and the budget for it. That is why it feels even more special when my vision comes to life.
I have creative ambition, so when BOEN asked me to come to Switzerland and offered the opportunity to be part of creating a new colour for the new floors in 2020, I quickly jumped on this project. I have always dreamt about creating something on my own and that is why it is so surreal to be at home with my own floor underneath my feet.
The process was very exciting to be a part of and much more demanding then I first thought. I had a clear vision of what I wanted to achieve prior to the project, so we started this journey by combining a dose of brown with a little black, white and blue. We chose the blue colour because I wanted a brown floor that was not too warm and orange in its colour. I had a vision of a dark brown colour that was not too cold or too warm, and that would conform to different styles. After many rounds of trial and error, the base colour was clear, and we then moved on to look at the pores.
The colour we had created so far was in itself exciting, but to make it look more lively and interesting we filled the pores with a warmer base coat. This was a nice contrast to the dark wood and gave a nice warmth and structure to the floor. Between every step of the process we dried the colour with compressed air and UV light, and in the end we sent the floors to production to see the final result, including the top coat that gave a very nice and foggy feeling to the floor, just like I wanted.