Decorating trends and products

Globetrotter Style

Michael Calderwood, Rory Gardiner, Nicholas Pitt, architecturaldigest.com

Michael Calderwood, Rory Gardiner, Nicholas Pitt, architecturaldigest.com

It’s vacation time! Whether channeling your inner Tarzan (or Jane), hanging ten or shopping the streets, one thing’s clear–design inspiration is all around. That’s why style lovers like us get snapshot happy as soon as we hit the road, clicking pics of everything from architecture to trees.  And what develops from our photojournal moments?  New ways of seeing color and texture that infuse the flooring we make with global style that’s totally of-the-moment. For example… (more…)


Hip, Hip, Hooray! This Decor’s Made in the USA

(l-r) Birch & Willow, Keith Scott Morton, countryliving.com; The Artful Home, KitchenAid, Maine Cottage, American Leather

(l-r) Birch and Willow, Keith Scott Morton, countryliving.com; The Artful Home, KitchenAid, Maine Cottage, American Leather

Independence Day brings out the patriot in us all, especially when it comes to decorating. Soon porches will be draped in bunting, flags will fly and sparklers will light the night, creating a festive feel with all-American appeal. And the day after? No need to pack away your patriotism when you can fill your home with designer decor made here in America. It’s easy to do if you know where to look… (more…)


Summer Fun Floors

 countryliving.com, bhg.com

countryliving.com, bhg.com

Summer’s here. Time to head to the great outdoors. Lounge by the pool. Garden. Camp. Dine beneath a big shade tree. But before embracing Mother Nature,  do all you can to protect the floors inside your home. Why? Because summer fun will turn glum if your floors are damaged by sandy feet, muddy paws and kids who leave a drippy wet trail behind them.  (more…)


Twist of Lime

David Wakely Photography, awarchitect.com; houzz.com

David Wakely Photography, awarchitect.com; houzz.com

This Summer, designers are opening the door to all things lime. Zesty and invigorating, this perky spin on green is the perfect pick-me-up for any room in the house.  (more…)


Kid-Friendly Floors

Victoria Pearson, countryliving.com

Victoria Pearson, countryliving.com

Do any of the 48 million kids in the U.S., aged 11 and under, live in your home?  If so, then you know how important it is to make your house kid-friendly and safe whether your little darlings are just starting to crawl or are old enough to mischievously toot their own horn when you’re not looking.

When shopping, most people know look for sturdy furniture and bedding woven of flame-resistant fabric.  But what about flooring?  (more…)


Trend Alert–Functional Fashion Has Arrived

 

SugarSCOUT chair, Maine Cottage sofa, Fiestaware dinnerware

SugarSCOUT chair, Maine Cottage sofa, Fiestaware dinnerware

Razzle dazzle decor often steals the show but designers are changing all with functional fashion. Designed with a range of options once only available through the trade, these basics made better turn the spotlight on form and function in beautiful ways. (more…)


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