Signing Off Early (and a little poll)

Last night was scary and weird. I have this problem where food gets stuck in my throat. Once a couple years ago an Ibuprofen liquid gel pill got stuck and it was very scary and painful. It happened again late last night and it looks like the pill did some serious damage to the lining of my throat. I'm headed into a procedure that will help us know more. The whole thing feels silly and it's just about the worst timing. Deadlines galore and new, exciting projects that need research (I'm excited to share a big one with you in two weeks), but all of that will have to wait while I focus on getting healthy for the next few days. Thanks for your understanding while I take a little break here, too.

When I come back I'll be sharing some cool things we've done in our bedroom and (hopefully) some good progress on the chevron floors. Speaking of, I've waffled a lot this week with the angle choice - 22.5, 30 or 45 degree cuts.

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I like both the 45 and the 30 best for the space (the room is no quite wide enough for the 22.5 long slope). The two longest cuts in both the 45 and the 30 here in the photo below are what the finished cuts would actually look like (24" long planks from miter cut to miter cut). You can see that the 45 degree angle makes for a much more narrow row than the 30 degree cut plank even though they are both 24" long. Trigonometry at work!!

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What's your preference?

And, of course, some of my inspiration images to take you on through the rest of the week. Have a good one friends. Wish me luck with this dumb throat thing. xo

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images found here, here and here - I'll try to update the specific photos with links later. :)

182 comments:

Dee said...

Get well soon jenny !

Beth said...

feel better! and I say go with the 45 degree angle.

junebug said...

Holy smokes; take care of yourself! I think I like the steeper angle, but I think either way is going to be so beautiful you could cry.

Kackie said...

Oh, Jenny...so sorry to hear about your throat! Please take care and I am sending healing thoughts your way. I like either of the 2 angles on your flooring and know it will be fabulous whichever you decide! All the best.

coco said...

This happened to me a few years ago and was quite scary! It burned an ulcer on the lining of my esophagus and was incredibly painful to eat or drinking anything. The only hope I can offer is that is healed faster than the doctors expected (there was a lot of prayer involved as well). Wishing you healing and a quick recovery!

td said...

I definitely likel the wider for your space..it feels more spacious and as if it would blend into the background instead of calling ALL the attention to itself. It's bit more classic. I love the photo of the marble fireplace and the living room two pics below it. LOVE!!!
Take care of yourself. I guess no talking for a while. It seems like you get really sick whenever you're super busy; must be your body telling you something!

td said...

I definitely likel the wider for your space..it feels more spacious and as if it would blend into the background instead of calling ALL the attention to itself. It's bit more classic. I love the photo of the marble fireplace and the living room two pics below it. LOVE!!!
Take care of yourself. I guess no talking for a while. It seems like you get really sick whenever you're super busy; must be your body telling you something!

kelly zellers said...

I like the 45. The inspiration floors with the (tightest?), (sharpest?), (most narrow?) angles are the most stunning. Sorry about my lack of proper angle terminology.

Emily said...

Oh my goodness, wishing you all the best!
I would go for the 30: it looks good and being slightly wider should hopefully mean that you'll be done quicker!

kstyle said...

Hi Jenny,

This has happened to me twice. Both times at night taking the gel cap sticky pills. So now I always drink a lot of water to lubricate my throat before taking those kind of pills. Especially at night when your body is laying down and gravity is working against you. It is so uncomfortable when one gets stuck. And all you can do is wait until it finally dissolves. Definitely NOT fun. Take all the time you need Jenny. And BTW your house and blog are outstanding. k

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Looking at the inspiration photos, I'd go with the 30. None of those photos seem to have 45 degree angles.

stpatty said...

I know exactly how you feel - sounds like what I've gone through with my esophagus. I've had a couple procedures and three visits to the emergency room over the course of seven years due to food getting stuck in my throat. I'm finally okay, but I really have to watch my bite sizes and how quickly I eat. Bread and meat is the hardest. I also found that drinking Bragg apple cider vinegar before meals (I drink a concoction of water, ACV, raw honey and cinnamon) has helped tremendously. Aloe juice works, too, but it tastes horrible. Anyway, good luck, I hope your situation improves. Nothing worse than the feeling of something lodged in your throat!

Angie said...

Take care Take care!

Love This Space said...

I'm sorry about the throat thingy. Good luck and heal well!

For the angle, my first impulse was the 30 because the 45 would put a lot of motion in the floor. However, you see the context of the floor (the room, the doorways, etc.) so you are the better judge for having that kind of motion in the room.

What will the floor be moving "towards?" Windows? A wall? If it is all moving towards a gorgeous feature then that could be pretty darn cool.

Either way, it is going to be a pretty cool effect and I can't wait to see it!

Hillary said...

Oh what a pain health can be sometimes! :) The best to you and a speedy recovery. You do such good work here and in your home your deserve a bit of time away.

And I vote for the 30. Most of the inspiration images that I am drawn to seem to have a slightly gentler/off angle. The sharp angle of the 45 is dramatic and cool but there is something more irregular or different about and angle that isn't exactly perfectly in between. My two cents for whats its worth... but you are the MASTER and your judgement is the shiz.

Hillary said...

Oh what a pain health can be sometimes! :) The best to you and a speedy recovery. You do such good work here and in your home your deserve a bit of time away.

And I vote for the 30. Most of the inspiration images that I am drawn to seem to have a slightly gentler/off angle. The sharp angle of the 45 is dramatic and cool but there is something more irregular or different about and angle that isn't exactly perfectly in between. My two cents for whats its worth... but you are the MASTER and your judgement is the shiz.

Katie said...

Eeek, good luck with the throat! I like the 30 degree angle - it feels a little less intense :)

Claire said...

My sister had the same problem with her throat. It was very constricted and sounds similar to what you described. She learned it was allergies, changed her diet, and is much better. Good luck and hope you get better soon!

Rebecca said...

Oh gosh, good luck. I hope it's an easy heal.

Adrienne said...

The 45 draws your eye more towards the floor especially if the wood is not uniform in color. The 30 is more subtle. Since your wood looks very uniform in color I think you can go for the 45, making a statement without it dominating the room.
Get well soon.

Colleen said...

I like the look of the 30, but do what you think is best. You're the expert. :)

Courtney said...

I see mostly 30 degree examples there and prefer those to the one 45 degree I spotted.

Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely said...

I like the 30 degree angle. Feel better!!!

Vicki said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery! I like the 30 best.

twodraftmom said...

My daughter had a similar throat issue. They just expanded her esophagus with an outpatient procedure! problem solved. Good luck.

I prefer the wider spread . i think the 30 degree angle. It feels more open.

Jodi said...

I vote for 30 degrees. Best of luck with your throat - will be thinking of you!

atout said...

So scary. My Dad had the same problem. I was with him when it happened once and I've never been more frightened. He had a simple procedure to widen the esophagus (with a balloon?) and he is much better. Hope you heal quickly!

I like the wider angle. It feels more classic, less chevrony.

Unknown said...

I like the 30!

Kim - Commander-in-Chic said...

I've had that happen with a tortilla chip and it's the worst scariest feeling. Sending you good juju vibes!!

Side note, 30 degree angle with make the space look wider.

Tricia | 724SouthHouse said...

Feel better! Oh and I'm thinking the 30, but you can't really go wrong either way!

Kim @ Plumberry Pie said...

Oh, boy, best wishes to you! Yikes.

Laurie said...

I dealt with the same thing for years! Long story short, turns out I have a lot of food allergies/intolerances. (I had no idea) I just had to drink a steroid and limit the intake of my allergens and I am choke free. (: It was such a relief to figure it out, so I hope yours gets figured out too. Because it IS really scary and painful.

As for your floor I like the steeper angle (:

abpaulson said...

definitely 30 degrees. it feels so much more elegant.

Vicki Nugent said...

Hope you feel better soon. I vote for the 45 degree angle!!

Erin Kerr said...

I like the 45 more, but i think the 30 degree angle will look more timeless in the long haul! 45 could easily look dated in a few years!

jo said...

i'm so sorry about your throat, and i hope everything goes well and you are healed quickly. as for the floors, i like the 45 degree angle best.

Michelle Ash Latham said...

My vote is for the 30 degree angle.
Best of luck with the procedure! Take care!

Barbie said...

So sad for you. How painful! Hope you can get some rest and have a quick recovery. I think I prefer the 30 degree angle, but I'm sure whichever you decide on will be beautiful. XO

B said...

Get well soon!

I vote for the 30 - it looks softer.

kpolhill said...

So sorry about your throat problem. It sounds very similar to what my husband deals with. It turned out he had what are called (in layman's terms) webs across his throat caused by eosinophilic esophagitis. It took years to figure out. I hope your doctors figure your issue out quickly and are able to find a solution for you.

Terrisa Henderson said...

Good luck with the throat thing....I had the SAME thing happen with a couple monstrous vitamin pills when I was pregnant. SUPER scary and messed up my throat badly. Let us know how you are - - sending prayers!
BTW, I really like the 45 degree.
:)

pve design said...

Jenny-
Oh dear, life can toss challenges at us....
I hope you are back soon and feeling sharp!
Angles, who knew all the choices?
pve

Gillianne said...

Joining everyone else in wishing you good answers and good mending. Rest up (if you can make yourself!) during this break.
My vote: 30-degree angle. It's less busy but makes a strong statement. The bigger impact of the 45 might cause eyeball overload if you layer patterns elsewhere. Then again, if anyone can make a boldly inflected room work, it's you!

Daphne said...

All best wishes for a speedy recovery!

Lauren said...

Oh that happened to me when I swallowed advil dry and then went straight to bed once. Quite painful. Be careful and drink a full glass of water after pills next time!

I like the 30 degrees. A little more subtle.

jerri said...

I hope you heal soon! I would go for the 30* angle....I like the 45* but it calls a lot of attention to itself while the 30* offers a more timeless, classic look. Can't wait to see the final project.

blueskypie said...

I'm so sorry about this... my Dad has this same throat issue and it can be very painful and scary. Take care of yourself!

Kelly said...

Hope all goes well with your procedure and with the new examples I say definitely the 30 degree angle, I like the wider plank look but I'm sure either will be gorgeous!

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

Take care girl!! Sending you a speedy recovery too. And I kinda like the 45 better :)

nikkiricks said...

oh awful! get better!

Kristen said...

Was it your shotski? That happens to my dad too! Scary is right! Feel better!

Oh, and I vote the 30 :)

katiedid said...

Yikes! Get better soon!
I like both floor options too....leaning towards the 30 degree cut though. Can't wait to see it all done!

saumya said...

Hope you feel better soon. Don't worry about deadlines and projects, focus on healing :)

Karen L. said...

Please take good care of yourself and will pray for you these next few days. May you heal well and learn all you can to help the tough situation. Love the pics you shared here---whatever you pick will be fabulous!

Trista S. said...

Praying for you! And definitely the 30. The 45 makes me want to hyperventilate for some reason.

GailR said...

Good luck Jenny. You'll be in our thoughts and prayers

Caroline Nolazco said...

I love the 45! So so so sexy!! Very jealous of your flooring choices lol.

And if I'm right it sounds like something that could lead to esophageal rupture which is no joke. Good luck with your testing and I hope it all turns out to be silly indeed :)

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monika said...

No such thing as "dumb" when it comes to exploratory procedures. Take care of yourself first--there are a lot of people who need you and even more who are rooting you on--and the rest will fall into place, including those very sexy floor angles. I grew up in Europe and the 45 angle is a reminder of childhood spent in flats with high ceilings and those floors... Best of health and luck!

Sarah said...

45! I hope you feel better =)

Katie Waddell said...

:( How scray! Praying for you!!
PS-45!

Ellen said...

Gorgeous floors, either way!

I have the throat thing too. Or some throat thing. Once spent 7 hours with a piece of chicken in there. Awful. I hope they sort things out for you!

Kelly West said...

Hope you are feeling better soon!!

Kelly West said...

Hope you feel better soon!!

sarah k said...

Feel better! So sorry you are dealing with that; it sounds frightening and frustrating. And painful!

I think I prefer the 45--it looks more like the inspiration pics to me.

Jane Durham said...

How scary and stressful! I'm so sorry. I hope it isn't too bad. As for your poll, I say 30. I'm so inspired by this project! We hope to build a cabin soon and these floors would be amazing! Can't wait to see it all unfold. Good luck and get well soon!

Laura.R said...

So sorry to hear about your throat thingy!

I think 30...since it's going to be a library with lots of books on the shelves. I think 45 would just be too much going on...that it would kind of look like lots of books on the floor, too...does that make sense? Though either way they will be gorgeous. Just my vote.

Hope you feel better soon!

Gwen, The Makerista said...

Gosh, it's bound to be just beautiful either way! I think it just depends if you're looking for something striking and sharp, or something a bit more relaxed (the less angled). I really love the sharp angle, but either will be stunning.

I'm so sorry about your throat! I know especially as moms and busy women it can be hard to take our own problems that seriously. I'll be praying it's nothing serious and that you are able to get some rest, while having enough time to get all of your projects done!

mel said...

Take good care!!! And don't worry about your adoring fans, we are not going anywhere. What's most important now is your healing process!! In my thoughts and prayers

Niki said...

Get well soon Jenny! and Go with 45 deg. It looks more chevrony (if that makes sense) :)

Good Life Blog said...

A friend of mine has the same problem. I think her post on her situation would really be helpful to you!

http://www.dynastyliving.blogspot.com/2013/04/health-probz-pt-2.html

Nicole said...

I like the 30! Best wishes for a speedy recovery! (But take all the time you need!)

Karen at Home Sweet Hollywood said...

Feel better soon Jenny! Take care. xo

Jennifer @ MillerMusings said...

I have the throat thing thing, (crazy that so many other people have trouble with it too!!), but it's more like in my esophagus. I had a piece of pork chop get stuck so badly last year I had to have an emergency endoscopy done, it was insane! I still won't eat pork! It hurt worse than when I was in labor with my son!!

Moi said...

All the best to you--get well soon! I have a similar problem, and I know how scary it can be when it happens. I don't mean to sound silly, but maybe it's your body's way of getting you to get some rest! (One would think it would pick a better way, though.)
I like both angles, but I think I like the 30 degree the best. It's going to look wonderful either way!

Moi said...

All the best to you--get well soon! I have a similar problem, and I know how scary it can be when it happens. I don't mean to sound silly, but maybe it's your body's way of getting you to get some rest! (One would think it would pick a better way, though.)
I like both angles, but I think I like the 30 degree the best. It's going to look wonderful either way!

adarlingadventure said...

I hope they 1) figure out what's going on & 2) they have a positive outlook on how to fix it! I'd love to hear what the end result is (I'm a medical student) if you're comfortable sharing. As for the flooring, before I believe I said the 30 but looking at this better visual I think I now say the 45. :)

Kimber McGallagher said...

Oh my goodness! Feel better. Hugs and prayers!!!

I loved all the images with the 30. Take care!

Erin Hughes said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery! I'm digging the 44 degree!

Erin Hughes said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery! I'm digging the 44 degree!

Chrissy said...

so scary! feel better. the house will happen, you can take a few days!! the floor will be bananas!!! hope you have a restful weekend.

Holly Anderson said...

Jenny,
I've had the same problem with my esophagus since high school, over 15 years ago. I used to go in for outpatient "throat stretchings" every 6 months. I stopped doing that once I got married and was cut from the parent's resources! For about 10 years I just dealt with the weekly lodging of whatnot, until 3 months ago when I swallowed an average sized 24 hour allergy pill. It was completely stuck in my throat for 8 hours and was not dissolving. I couldn't even swallow saliva! I finally had an upper GI endoscopy in the ER. The Gastroenterologist was shocked to find that my esophagus was the most constricted he had ever seen and could barely fit the scope down. He stretched my throat a bit during the procedure and also took a biopsy. I went in 3 weeks later to have it stretched more. It's a lot better, but not to where an average esophagus should be due to risk of rupturing.
Long story short, the biopsy results showed that I have Eocinophilic Esophagitis. My doc prescribed a dose of Omeperazole every day until the end of time to keep my throat from reacting to acid reflux and constricting all the time. It's made a huge difference in how I feel.
I felt I should tell you this in hopes that it can help you somehow. If nothing else, just know you're not alone in the weird throat drama! Unbelievably painful, no?
After being a silent but avid follower of LGN for over 2 years, it's about time I give back and share some of my experience with you! Best wishes.

Sarah said...

Oh no! I hope you get well soon, Jenny. I'm not a designer, but my first thought was... Do either of these angles give you complete pieces on either side of the room? Your inspiration photos show full "v"s that terminate at the walls. I think I'd notice what the perimeter pieces look like more than the overall pattern. Take care!

tokyojinja.com said...

Focus your energy on getting well - the house can wait and know that we will all still be out here waiting for you.

Anne {Almost Home} said...

Jenny! As soon as I read the first sentence of your post, I gasped because what you described sounds so much like what my 4 year old son was diagnosed with when he was only 12 months old--Eosinophilic Esophagitis. After reading through the comments, it sounds like there are quite a few others out there who have had similar experiences. I wish we could start a support group! My son has had multiple endoscopies (and biopsies) and we were able to get his condition under great control through dietary changes alone (no drinking steroids!) after doing two different types of allergy testing. A good adult friend of mine always just told me she had allergies--once my son got diagnosed, I told her I was sure she had EE based on how she described her symptoms. Turns out, she was recently diagnosed with EE! A lot of adults who have gone undiagnosed end up having those procedures done where a balloon is used to open up the esophagus. In my understanding, this doesn't typically solve the problem for the long term. As a mom, I wanted to do whatever I could to find out the source of the problem and not just treat the symptoms. My son's diet is very limited, but it's worth it to me. I sure hope you can get some answers. Definitely do some research on EE and see if it sounds like what you experience. Take Care!

Sami said...

The floor will look interesting, I don't think I had ever seen floor boards laid out that way.
From your symptoms it looks like you must have some food allergies. A couple of years ago, I started getting a "scratchy throat" and "coughing fits" every time I had wheat crackers, and other gluten loaded foods. Turns out I was gluten intolerant.

nole said...

Feel better soon Jenny!

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Hannah J said...

Scary is right! Albieght annoying- but the work isn't going anywhere! Here's to a speedy recovery!
And for the record my vote is for the 30:) these floors are gonna be stunning!!

Hannah J said...

Scary is right! Albieght annoying- but the work isn't going anywhere! Here's to a speedy recovery!
And for the record my vote is for the 30:) these floors are gonna be stunning!!

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jennifer said...

Jenny, I am sorry about your throat. I am sure the doctor will know how to treat it. I prefer the old school kind of pills that taste awful. I just added a chevron floor to my den. I think the only way to go is at 45 degrees. My room is long and narrow, so I chose to have really long rows vs. the short rows. I think it makes a bigger impact. I can't wait to see how it looks!!

Michelle Panting said...

I hope you get better soon Jenny. You've had some rough luck this year health-wise. I think I'd go for 30 degrees on the floors.

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artluvr said...

So sorry to hear about your throat problems. I am amazed, reading the comments, how many people seem to be afflicted with a similar problem. I hope yours is easily remedied. Best wishes for a rapid and uncomplicated cure. I also can't believe what a lovely and long post you sent at such a trying and scary time. I think we are all addicted to your blog, so no worries, we will all be here and waiting whenever you are well enough to blog again. Oh, and I'm drawn to the 30. The 45 just seems too busy for me.

HouseCallDaily said...

Prayers and hope you feel better soon! I know what it's like to be out of commission, it's tough, but you're right to put the focus on health!

Marlu said...

My husband has this - an "esophageal shelf" where food and pills get stuck on the shelf. He takes a daily medication that works perfectly!

Lucy Eyelesbarrow said...

So sorry to hear about your throat. Please relax and take as much as you need to heal. We will be back!
I am lucky that this has never happened to me, but I do often have trouble getting pills down. I have to tip my head back so that they don't get stuck and stratch my throat. I've switched to chewable vitamins because of it.

Lots of hugs and prayers.

Kari@childrensboutiqueresale.com said...

Hi Jenny,

I like the 30 degree angle. It does seem more classically Euro.

Best wishes for speedy recovery. Take care of yourself first and foremost so that the rest can fall in place.

Take care, Kari

Ann said...

Good luck with the throat! When I just see the wood laid on your floor, I like the 30. But then your inspiration pictures seem to be more 45? It seems like that's the style you're inspired by, so I'd go with that!

Catherine Hansen Peart said...

Oh, I hope your throat heals very fast for you! That sounds awful.

As for the floor, I think either would look great but I am leaning towards the 30. Loving the inspiration photos!

Clara said...

Get Well!!! Your health is your number one priority! I send you a lot of energy! my best!

Aliceart said...

Thinking of you, feel better soon!

To be most like the inspiration pic, I think you go with the 45 angle. Of course, just to be different, I like the 30 better. Both because it is a little different from all you see, and because I find the longer angle more gentle and relaxing.

Jenni said...

I say the 30 degree...it gets my vote!

I do hope you feel better and I have a friend that that happened to in the past...very scary. I do hope you get to feeling better soon and I look forward to your return!!!

Zoe Royall said...

I'm so happy you have this wonderful community wishing you lots of best wishes for a speedy recovery!

I vote 30...the 45 reminds me of parquet floors in NYC apartments.

Brittany said...

I like the 30. It's less severe, but both are really beautiful. As another reader commented, hopefully that will mean you get the floor covered more quickly.

Crystal @ 29 Rue House said...

Hope you get all better!!!

Go wide with the 30!!!

Stephie Z said...

Hope you feel better soon. I say go with the 45 degree angle.

Erica Vanessa said...

30 degrees for sure. Get better!

Erin said...

Please take care of yourself and know that we are sending all good wishes! Drop a quick line when you can to let us know how things are going.

As for the floor, it's going to be just gorgeous. WOW.

Kate Galston said...

Please get well soon. Sending healing thoughts your way. Your house looks gorgeous and you have done so much already. It's amazing and inspiring.

LisaBelle said...

I hope you heal quickly and can get right back to work!
And I like the 30 degree angle best.

LisaBelle said...

I hope you heal quickly and can get right back to work!
And I like the 30 degree angle best.

Laura said...

I vote 30...feel better!

Laura said...

I vote 30...feel better!

Heather + Ben said...

I vote for the 30 degree angle. Feel better!

It's ok to be average! said...

30 :)

Jill B. said...

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Splendid Market said...

Hoping all is alright with your throat. I am suffering too, I have floor envy! Love the chevron in any length or angle!

Adele said...

Hope you feel better soon! Based on the pics, I prefer the 30 degree angle...it's a little less aggressive than the 45.

Tiffany Hevel said...

That sounds AWFUL. I hope you feel better soon. On the floors, it looks like most of your inspiration pics were of floors with a 30 degree angle, so I would go with that one.

Tiffany Hevel said...

That sounds AWFUL. I hope you feel better soon. On the floors, it looks like most of your inspiration pics were of floors with a 30 degree angle, so I would go with that one.

J Scanlan said...

If you plan to end the chevron with a full plank, wouldn't you need a custom angle based on the desired number of pitches (distance between chevron)and the width of your space? angle = acos (total width of room in inches/number of pitches/24" plank)

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Meghan said...

The sharper, 45 degree angle is the best :) I can't wait to see the finished product. You are inspiring me!

Mighty said...

Feel better Jenny! I like the steep angle but I think it will look amazing whatever you choose.

Brittany Cramer said...

I say go with the 30-degree! It would appear as a larger scale even though the planks are the same length. The 45-degree might be too small for the room.

Emma said...

Yikes! Don't worry, my friend had a similar throat problem and she was able to get fixed up and hasn't had any issues since. Get well!

As for the floors, I'd go with 30 degrees :)

JeanneW said...

How scary! I hope you make a quick recovery. Be sure to rest and put the house on the backburner for a little bit.

I vote for the 30 degree cut. I find it's a little gentler on the eye, particularly if there's going to be a lot of it on the floor. Your floor is going to look spectacular either way.

Unknown said...

Oh no! Get well soon!

I like the 45 degree cut. It's more pronounced so I think it will stand out in the room (in a great way)

Amy said...

Be well! I like the 30 degree angle.

homeon129acres said...

It's funny because I probably never would have thought of this myself and would have started lopping my boards at a 45 degree angle. However, I really like the 30 degree much better. That's my vote. Take care of yourself.

Lisa said...

Sorry to hear about your throat - I know how that goes! Take care of yourself - there's only 1 you - my mom always says that. And, I think I like the 30 angle, but it depends on the room size really - it looks like something for a smaller size room??? I'm sure what you choose will all work out - you always do such a great job and I've gotten so much inspiration from all your posts. Thanks and take care, Lisa

My Interior Life said...

Oh, no. So sorry about your throat problem. I sometimes choke on food (more than normal) and my husband thinks there's something wrong with me but I've never had anything get stuck. You poor thing. Good luck with your procedure and get well soon.

Oh, and the floor - so hard to choose. I'm wanting to say 30 but not sure why I feel that way. It will be fab either way!

Joanna said...

Get well soon! 30 degree angle FTW

Stephanie H. said...

I like the 30. Get well!

Jennifer said...

Get well Jenny! I feel your pain. I don't know exactly what your problem is, but I had trouble swallowing my whole life, got food/pills stuck in my throat all the time. I finally had my throat dialated - twice. It's possible I'll need to do it again some day but for now it's great and has really helped. Procedure was fairly quick and simple. Hope you can find out what's wrong!

Also...the 45. :)

lifeonmainsail said...

Look into Eosinophil Esophagitis. My adult daughter suffers from food impaction for many years and was recently diagnosed with this disorder. Hope you figure things out soon!

Sheila E said...

My fiance had this issue and it turned out to be Eosinophilic esophagitis. Another person also mentioned this. He had been suffering for a long while and was even carted away in an ambulance after choking on meat in a restaurant. After about two months on Nexium, it's greatly improved. He could avoid the pills if he stopped eating gluten and every other thing he's allergic to, but it's simply not a convenient way to live. Good luck!

JC said...

I definitely vote for 45 degrees. It's the classic pattern and it will have a timeless look. 30 is not too bad as a second choice, but definitely not the 22.5 degree. Ick!

Simone Daniel said...

Get well, I pray all goes well with your procedure!
xoxo Simone

Unknown said...

Get well soon. I prefer the 45 degree look. Best wishes from Australia

Unknown said...

Get well soon. I prefer the 45 degree look. Best wishes from Australia

jill said...

Jenny: I like your blog and look forward to reading it. Our family has a throat issue also and it is worrying. My best to you ?? Jill.

Kristin Thomas said...

I'm really digging the 30 degree angle so it's not too busy. I'm also super jelly of your floors! Wish I owned my own home so I could do the same! :)

Natalie A said...

My friend's husband has the same issue. I cannot remember what it is called, but we live in Jacksonville & I think he is enrolled in a study group at Mayo for the disorder. Let me know if you want more info. & I can e-mail it to you. I know it was pretty scary for them for awhile, but I think it's under control now. Hugs to you! I will be thinking of you Jenny!

Amy said...

Jenny,
I hope you are feeling better. I have a similar problem with food getting stuck in my throat. Like another commenter bread and meat was the worst. I finally had some crazy "xray" of my esophagus and they told me I had a form of reflux. I am now on a "prescription" of Omeprezole(I buy the Target brand, it is way cheaper than the pharmacy version) I take one every day and it has definitely helped.

The Best Family said...

hi there - just recently found your blog and am enjoying reading through back entries and getting inspired as i work on my own home projects! good luck with getting some help re your throat issues . . . as a few others have suggested, speak with your gastroenterologist (and possibly an allergist) about eosinophilic esophagitis - it's not well known but can cause symptoms like you describe. it's essentially an allergic reaction to specific foods in your diet - you may have no other reactions save for the build up of eosinophils in the lining of your throat which can then lead to narrowing of the esophagus and thus difficulty swallowing and food impaction. an elimination diet can help to pinpoint the allergens - there are a number of very common ones - along with biopsies to confirm the presence or lack of eosinophils, and then you can choose to either avoid those foods or medicate. a common treatment is swallowed flovent - an inhaler used in the treatment of asthma - the medication coats the throat and helps to block the eosinophilic reaction. just thought i'd share for whatever it's worth! best wishes - cathy

The Best Family said...

hi there - just recently found your blog and am enjoying reading through back entries and getting inspired as i work on my own home projects! good luck with getting some help re your throat issues . . . as a few others have suggested, speak with your gastroenterologist (and possibly an allergist) about eosinophilic esophagitis - it's not well known but can cause symptoms like you describe. it's essentially an allergic reaction to specific foods in your diet - you may have no other reactions save for the build up of eosinophils in the lining of your throat which can then lead to narrowing of the esophagus and thus difficulty swallowing and food impaction. an elimination diet can help to pinpoint the allergens - there are a number of very common ones - along with biopsies to confirm the presence or lack of eosinophils, and then you can choose to either avoid those foods or medicate. a common treatment is swallowed flovent - an inhaler used in the treatment of asthma - the medication coats the throat and helps to block the eosinophilic reaction. just thought i'd share for whatever it's worth! best wishes - cathy

franklyentertaining said...

Good luck!

Brooke said...

My sister in law has that same problem. It's weird. I hope you get better soon!
My first impression was 30 degree is the one.

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

So sorry to read this. Good luck with your throat.

30 on the floor.

Unknown said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery!

The 45 angle gives you a busier pattern than the 30 angle, so it would depend on how you are going to decorate the rest of the room. If you are going minimalist, I'd go with the 45 angle. If there will be other things going on in the room, the 30 degree angle will fight less for dominance, and the room won't be so busy.

Unknown said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery!

The 45 angle gives you a busier pattern than the 30 angle, so it would depend on how you are going to decorate the rest of the room. If you are going minimalist, I'd go with the 45 angle. If there will be other things going on in the room, the 30 degree angle will fight less for dominance, and the room won't be so busy.

Unknown said...

I love your website SO much and just wanted to chime in on the well wishes. Hope things aren't too difficult for the diagnosing and healing. It's very good you're going in. My mum would suddenly choke on food occasionally, and every now and then if we were traveling and sharing a room I'd hear her snore very suddenly. Turned out her throat was closing occasionally. Important to get checked as it's easy to fix during sleep, but if you don't can cause other problems over time (due to oxygen interruption). I feel terrible that it had never occurred to me to connect them and it was years before it was corrected!! Hopefully your issue will be just as easy to fix and your throat will heal quickly.
On a more fun topic, like many love the thirty, but hard to say if that works for the scale of the room better than the 45.

Natalya said...

Hope you feel better and make a quick recovery!
Go with either the 45 or 30 degree angle.

Julie said...

gah! sorry to hear about your throat, that's pretty darn scary. hopefully everything is aok and it all heals well. I'm voting for the 30, to me, it has a "softer" feel and I personally love that. get well soon!

stpatty said...

I posted about my experience having an esophageal stricture above, but for what it's worth, wanted to share this article about long term use of PPIs because it looks like there are a lot of people here who are taking these for life (nexium, omeprazole, prolisec). http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/25/combating-acid-reflux-may-bring-host-of-ills/?_r=0 My doctor prescribed omeprazole, but I never got the prescriptions filled because I'd rather try to heal myself holistically, hence drinking ACV for the acid and occasionally drinking aloe juice to soothe the esophagus (I stop drinking the ACV when I drink the aloe). I definitely don't want to advise anyone on what to do, but I think it's important for people to do research and do what you feel is best for you. Doctors often times aren't educated in holistic remedies and they often get kickbacks from pharmaceutical companies, so of course, they're going to prescribe medication. Just my two cents after dealing with this issue for a while and just recently discovering (through my acupuncturist) these remedies which are working for me.

kstyle said...

Also I would choose the 45 degree angle. I think there's a little more drama and statement there! Hope you're feeling better. k

Jordan - Polkadot Prints said...

Yikes with the throat! Hope it goes well, rest up!
My vote is the 30 for the flooring - seems a bit softer?? :)

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mom23 said...

Wow, I hope you recover soon!
I'd say 45 angle since it's such a large space. otherwise 30 for less intense smaller space. Can't wait to see ;)

Jesyka D'Itri Marés said...

30°!

Linda Cox said...

Hope you get better soon. Sorry to hear about your throat.

Flooring-wise I prefer the 30 degree angle. The rooms with the wider angled herringbone just look more expensive. It's a beautiful look.

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Jamie Herzlinger said...

Jenny! Get well soon! Sending ou all good wishes!
The 45 is my fav by the way.
Love, Jamie Herzlinger

Mr. Goto said...

I've never seen flooring like this, cool idea and good work :)

Mr. Goto said...

I've never seen flooring like this, cool idea and good work :)

Shonna said...

Wow! You've gotten a lot of comments! Well I'll add mine anyway, guess you'll have some down time to read through them.
Firstly, I vote for the 45 degree angle, although either will be lovely. Also wishing you well, let the other things fall by the wayside taking care of yourself is of course the most important.
Take care, you feel like a friend, although we've never met. Shonna
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Shonna said...

Wow! You've gotten a lot of comments! Well I'll add mine anyway, guess you'll have some down time to read through them.
Firstly, I vote for the 45 degree angle, although either will be lovely. Also wishing you well, let the other things fall by the wayside taking care of yourself is of course the most important.
Take care, you feel like a friend, although we've never met. Shonna
yourapronstrings.com

Shonna said...

Wow! You've gotten a lot of comments! Well I'll add mine anyway, guess you'll have some down time to read through them.
Firstly, I vote for the 45 degree angle, although either will be lovely. Also wishing you well, let the other things fall by the wayside taking care of yourself is of course the most important.
Take care, you feel like a friend, although we've never met. Shonna
yourapronstrings.com

Shonna said...

Wow! You've gotten a lot of comments! Well I'll add mine anyway, guess you'll have some down time to read through them.
Firstly, I vote for the 45 degree angle, although either will be lovely. Also wishing you well, let the other things fall by the wayside taking care of yourself is of course the most important.
Take care, you feel like a friend, although we've never met. Shonna
yourapronstrings.com

Debra Phillips said...

wow, look at all these people that care, include me in. sending well wishes and hugs
debra

Debra Phillips said...

wow, look at all these people that care, include me in. sending well wishes and hugs
debra

Lindsay Steele Vogt said...

Hope you're healing up!!!

My vote is for the 30 degree..... Can't wait to see what you choose....

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Kathryn said...

Firstly, I hope everything goes okay. Secondly, I'd say the 30 degree chevrons because they seem just as graphic but in a less harsh(almost) way. Everyone seems split, for sure!

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Marilyn said...

Take it from a 60 year old woman that took advil for years. If it is doing that to your throat imagine what its doing to the lining of your stomach and gut! It ruined mine and I am now forced to be gluten and dairy free. It may sound impossible but stop taking those pills,but do it, they are poisin!

dervla kelly said...

yikes, take care of your throat. I hope you feel better soon. I thought i'd like the 45 one for the thinner lines, but your shots of the 30 examples are so pretty!

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