mary mcdonald and all those painted floors

I just discovered Million Dollar Decorators (I know, late to the game considering how much Bravo I watch) and think that it is seriously entertaining. Mary McDonald, one of the four designers featured on the show, is no exception. Dry, hilariously honest and talented. This woman knows details and loves some painted floors - a really interesting alternative to a rug if you've got the guts. My mother's house has a great pattern painted on the floor of her foyer and I think that's the perfect place to start if you're not ready to commit to a dining or living space. What do you think? Could you handle a little permanent pattern under your feet?