From her Kate Knowles Home Instagram page, Kate Knowles has been able to share her new home journey, thoughtful decorating ideas, and beautiful, livable style with her 15,000 followers. With creativity and design a common thread throughout her entire life, Kate studied graphic design and advertising at Creighton University and started her Kate Knowles Home blog as an outlet for her love of home decor and design. Now as a stay-at-home mom to three sons, Kate focuses her blogging efforts on her family’s new home journey and providing décor and style inspiration for active families like hers! 

White oak family room floor - Controlled Chaos – Hearthwood
White oak kitchen floor – Entropy Collection

In 2017, Kate and her husband Ben decided to build their forever home. After careful planning and designing, the home was completed in August 2020 and every step was documented on Kate’s Instagram account and Home Build blog. Kate even discussed the details about her cherished Entropy White Oak wood floors (Controlled Chaos Collection) and how she landed on them. In her blog post, Kate prizes the natural warmth of the light-to-medium color variation as well as the wider 7” plank format. Kate needed floors durable enough for her boys to play on that would prove easy to keep clean! By using water-resistant wood flooring from Hearthwood with a lighter, high-character style to disguise scratches, Kate knew that she found a perfect fit for her kitchen and living room spaces:  

Hallway white oak floor - Hearthwood
White oak floor – Controlled Chaos - Hearthwood
White oak entryway floor - Hearthwood

In fact, Kate decided to use Entropy engineered hardwood floors throughout the main level of her home (including the pantry, office, dinette, dining room, and entry.)In addition to providing the sought-after look she had in mind, these floors were used in the hubs of the home that see the most daily activityFinding the perfect balance of form and function, Kate also described that she appreciated the reputation of Hearthwood Floors as a company from her installer. We think Kate’s home turned out absolutely gorgeous!