THE SPRING ISSUE
DESIGNER CYNTHIA SODA
SHARES HER PERSONAL
FIND OUT WHY HOME IMPROVEMENT
IS NOT REALITY
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CONTENTS SPRING 2019
expert advice DESIGN PSYCHOLOGY
Interior designer Kelli Ellis shares insight on the science behind design
Home improvement TV is not reality
GETTING YOUR HOME SALE READY It’s not about you anymore
INSIDE A DESIGNER’S HOME Cynthia Soda welcomes us into her home
MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR SPACE Interior designer Sara Bederman offers insight
INTERIORS THAT INSPIRE
A look into what’s trending
Creating spaces for all ages to love
Three current trends that are making waves
12 spaces to inspire your home this spring
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BEHIND THE DESIGN
THANKS FOR SHARING
Seasonal-inspired hues that have our heart Rococo-era elegance inspires Two designers and two featured spaces
An exclusive Q&A with designer Traci Zeller
What you need to know to make the right selection for your home
Influencers share their love for Carpet One Floor & Home
Itâ€™s How We Install.
The First Antimicrobial Flooring Installation Process.
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IN THIS ISSUE
IN THIS ISSUE “Spring adds new life and new beauty to all that is.” – Jessica Harrelson As a quarterly magazine, every issue of Beautiful Design Made Simple allows us to revel in the finest qualities of each season. From fresh ideas in the spring and outdoor spaces in the summer to holiday décor in the fall and coming trends in the winter, every issue offers a familiar, yet renewed sense of excitement that we simply adore. In this issue, we learn from designer Sara Bederman how to make the most of every space. We unveil the truth behind home improvement TV as designers from Dalton Carpet One Floor & Home take a deep dive into the reality of remodeling a kitchen. We explore kid-friendly design and how to get your home sale-ready. We also enjoy an intimate glimpse into designer Cynthia Soda’s home. Additional content includes top design trends, French couture-inspired décor, and a look into the psychology behind design with expert Kelli Ellis. Welcome to the 2019 spring issue of Beautiful Design Made Simple magazine, brought to you by Carpet One Floor & Home. Warm Regards, Team BDMS
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CHAMBORD II IN ARCTIC BY TIGRESSÁ
NEW ASHTON - HICKORY
BY RUSTIC RIVER MILTON LANDING
ASIAGO IN PLYMOUTH BY BEL TERRA
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Paint Colors by Benjamin Moore
The colors of spring never cease to inspire, and this season, we’re hot on hues of copper, raw wood, wildflowers and honeycomb. Incorporate these seasonal shades through throw pillows, accessories and floral arrangements.
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Lovely in Lavender COVETED COLOR
1. Dancing Girls Area Rug by Momeni 2. Throw Blanket by Nourison 3. DW Home Candle 4. Lavender Mist 20170-60 by Benjamin Moore 5. Le Creuset Wide Dutch Oven from Sur La Table 6. Lavender Print by Etsy Shop Hearts in Color 7. Retro Turnstyle Area Rug by Novogratz 8. Oxford Vault Mini Picket by Soci 9. Throw Pillow by Nourison 10. Belhaven in Haberdashery by Bigelow 11. Gamila Accent Chair by Uttermost
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ROCOCO-ERA DESIGN BY DVIRA OVADIA
PHOTOGRAPHY: STEPHANI BUCHMAN
The rococo style is characterized by elaborate ornamentation, pastel colors, and embellished curved designs. These elements can be incorporated in many different ways.
1. An elaborate pattern makes an elegant statement on a bedroom wall. 2. Combining layers and patters makes this room feel elaborate but still comfortable. 3. Pillows with pastel colors and patterns are a great way to add a subtle touch of rococo. 4. Thereâ€™s nothing like a beautiful chandelier to add elegance to any space. 5. A pastel blue island and striking veining combine to create easy elegance in a kitchen.
GET IN THE MOOD In this rococo-style mood board, we incorporated soft, rich textures into a pastel-and-ivory color scheme to create a look that is both whimsical and dynamic. When paired with Falcon Crest Hickory in Rambler Brown by Rustic River Hardwood, we discover a contrast that brings these tones to life and further enhances their natural beauty. Much like the sophistication of the rococo era, we reinstated florals and plant motifs under the same color scheme to pull the whole look together. The pastel tones are soothing and timeless, lending themselves to a neutral architectural palette. The classic charm of this look embodies revived patterns, whereas the addition of antique porcelain tiles alongside rare, soft-hued marbles with subtle veining helps the style remain understated and humble.
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IT’S NOT HOW IT LOOKS, IT’S HOW IT MAKES YOU FEEL WRITTEN BY KELLI ELLIS
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Have you ever stepped into a dive bar with undeniable character, a diner in which you immediately felt at home, or a hotel that made you feel like you jumped several tax brackets even though you booked through Groupon? How much do these experiences stand out in your memory? Is it easy to recall the way they made you feel, or can you recognize the shift in your emotions as you experienced them? Design psychology is what makes these spaces evoke emotional responses in us. Design psychology is the underlying reason individuals and companies care about or invest in design at all. It’s not necessarily about the details but rather the feelings the details create. When a client says she wants the home to “feel” like her, she’s asking me to rely on the principles of design psychology to create a space that continuously evokes a particular emotion. When commercial clients say they want a productive and inspiring space, they’re asking me to create a winning combination for their team that promotes creativity and efficiency. Deep down, the result we’re looking for is an emotional connection. By putting design psychology at the forefront of my design process, I can better address the true desires of my clients and create a space that will go beyond their expectations.
By putting design psychology at the forefront of my design process, I can better address the true desires of my clients and create a space that will go beyond their expectations.
To apply design psychology to a project, you need to ask the right questions of those who are going to be using or inhabiting the space. Often, we stay very surface-level with design and rely more on trends and superficial attractions to colors and styles. This is a dangerous area to work in. Frequently, I find that my clients don’t really know what they want. They may think they like a trend or Pantone’s color of the year, but this is not going to create the exact emotional effect they desire. It’s easy to fall in love with trends and styles, but without knowing how to utilize them to create a space that delivers the right feeling, there will still be “something off.” Design psychology helps eliminate this emotionless décor and achieve the client’s fundamental goal for a successful space. How can you use the principles of design psychology for your next project? Whether you’re working with a designer or planning your own home décor project, start by asking the right questions. Instead of asking, “What colors do I like? What are my favorite designers? What are my favorite design examples?” go deeper. First, think about your existing design: Where does the furniture come from? Why did you buy it? What about it made you buy it for your space? Who chose the paint color and why? Ask yourself about color associations: What do these shades make you feel? Dive deep into what the desired result truly is. When people hire a designer, they’re looking for someone else to make the change. A designer should be a catalyst for that change by understanding what you’re trying to achieve on a deeper level: • • •
helps me make designer choices that will achieve the desired result. I have a strong example of this advice: one of my clients, whose sister was killed decades ago, still had the majority of her sister’s furniture in her living room. Naturally, she wanted a change because she felt a heaviness in her home. Her decorations were her sister’s belongings, which did not reflect her style, and they also served as a reminder of a family tragedy. Even though my client didn’t want to forget her sister, having these belongings in her home wasn’t evoking happy emotions or memories of her sister. Utilizing design psychology, we conducted a deep, emotion-based inventory of the items before picking mementos that had positive memories. We then reupholstered furnishings to match the client’s new style while still incorporating the mementos of her sister into a fresh, positive style that was the client’s own. This example is design psychology at work. I could have come in and suggested changing colors, carpet, and furniture, but that isn’t a profound, emotional way of looking at a space and its purpose for the client. Looking at this project from a design psychology perspective, we could achieve the result of creating a harmonious feeling and successfully reclaiming a memory. With both residential and commercial designs, there is likely to be an emotional catalyst or an impending change driving them. To truly “nail” the vision of my client, I focus not only on trends and style but also look at the ways I can create the emotional responses clients’ truly want for a design that will go beyond the superficial.
How do you want to feel when you walk into the room? What kind of activity will occur in the space and what mind-set does that require? What purpose does the room serve for you and others?
Particularly with residential clients, what people want is often personal and complex, and the result of many past experiences. I like to get to know what inspires clients and makes them feel comfortable, at peace, relaxed, and so on. Often, I will discover there are fairly obvious reasons that their spaces are not working for them. This understanding DESIGN: KELLI ELLIS PHOTOGRAPHY: JERI KOEGEL
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Always in style, always right on point, tile is as timeless as it is trendy, so it’s no surprise that tile is featured prominently on the “hot” list this spring. In keeping with the rustic and reclaimed looks that are so highly coveted at the moment, the latest tile trends invoke reflections of the natural world, with lush textures and visuals making today’s tile a tactile experience that ignites the senses. Realistic wood-looks reign supreme this season, as do textures and patterns inspired by fine fabrics and precious metals. While hardly a new concept, wood-look flooring remains at the top of the trend charts for spring 2019. The popularity of this motif is expected to increase in the years to come, making it a worthy investment. Wood-look flooring has been a leading flooring trend for the past several years and shows no signs of slowing down. This is great news for tile aficionados because tile is rife with woodlook options that capture both the look and feel of burnished hardwood while being extremely durable and easy to maintain. And for those who are on the fence about passing trends, wood-look tile offers you the best of both worlds: a classic appearance that’s showing no sign of waning in popularity anytime soon, along with tile’s sheer convenience and resilience.
Depending on your overall style theme, there are textured tile looks to satisfy all of your hardwood longings. From hand-scraped and wire-brushed surfaces, to heavily distressed options, textured tile is a great way to achieve a wonderfully rustic floor or even an eye-popping accent wall. Wood-look textured tile works well pretty much anywhere, but is a particularly appealing choice for finished basements, bathrooms, and other areas where actual hardwood just won’t work. Distressed-wood-inspired textures capture all the knots, scrapes, and wormholes of aged hardwood for a reclaimed style that takes shabby chic to an all-new level. Embossed tiles make for added realism. For the ultimate rustic wood experience, we’re pretty smitten with Yorktown Woods by Bel Terra™ Tile. Striking in its rustic and simple beauty, this glazed porcelain tile is available in four different colors. Try the divine whitewashed glory of White Horse for a refreshing take on textured tile for your favorite accent wall, or the dark splendor of Moroccan Brown for a look that can best be described as rural meets radiant! 18
Considered by many interior designers to be the ultimate patterned tile experience, chevron and herringbone looks inspired by trendy fabrics are an emerging trend that’s proven particularly popular with younger, first-time homeowners. Chevron and herringbone, for instance, add instant drama to your space. Both of these bold, beautiful patterns can be achieved using ceramic or vinyl tile. While these highly desirable patterns were once only attainable by installing tile or plank in an intricate pattern, these days, there are plenty of tile choices available in both brilliant patterns: no special arranging required! Chevron and herringbone-patterned tile is a wonderful choice for your entryway, making this sumptuous style the first thing your guests will see when they visit your home. It’s also a wonderful way to add that instant cool factor to the kitchen: the heartbeat of every home. Chevron tile is truly texture in motion, adding a whimsical touch to your home or business. Dunham Chevron by Emser Tile, a glazed porcelain tile
that combines the comfort of faded denim with the sophistication of Italian menswear and adds bling to your finished basement—but don’t rule it out for your hallways, either! Shine, shine on this spring, with stunning tile that shimmers. We love Alchemy in Silver by Emser Tile. Designed to stand on its own, yet highlighting all of your bold accent pieces, this precious metal-inspired porcelain adds undeniable depth to your walls, floors, or counters. Regardless of the look you opt for, there are many benefits to textured and patterned tile, benefits that will far outlive any fleeting trend. Simply put, your new tile boasts the uncanny ability to mask everyday dirt and dust, thus simplifying your everyday routine (we can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t appreciate this lovely little bonus!).
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LIVING ROOM FEATURING KATE DAVIDSON PHOTOGRAPHY: STEPHANI BUCHMAN
A stylish, functional living space is an important feature in any home. In an exclusive Beautiful Design Made Simple video, interior designer Kate Davidson offers tips for creating a beautiful living space that is perfect for large families and entertaining. From using a neutral color palette with pops of color to allowing for plenty of seating, Kate shares expert insight on designing a living space to love. Watch as Kate walks us through this inviting, bright living space offering insight into what makes this space perfect for the family it serves.
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Opening a Small
KITCHEN SPACE DESIGN BY LINDA MAZUR PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEPHANI BUCHMAN
When it comes to the kitchen, a small layout can feel participarly limiting. As the heart of a home, this space is often a popular spot for friends and family to gather. In an exclusive Beautiful Design Made Simple video, interior designer Linda Mazur offers insight into overcoming a petite footprint by creating a design that feels open yet defined while containing all your desired elements. Watch as Linda walks us through this beautiful midcentury modern interior, covering the important elements of a small kitchen design from layout and lighting to cabinetry and color palettes.
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10 KID-FRIENDLY BEAUTIFUL DESIGN IDEAS
Having kids in your home definitely affects your home décor decisions, but this impact doesn’t have to be negative. Keeping children in mind means considering how they’ll use the space differently than the adults in your home will. It is possible to combine the aesthetic appeal we crave along with the fun and entertaining elements that kids need. These ten design ideas demonstrate that a combination of kid-friendly design and beautiful aesthetics is easier to find than you think.
Fun with Color When was the last time you heard anyone under the age of twelve say she was really hoping for a gray bedroom? Probably never. Kids love colors, so why not create some visual stimulation in your space with your children’s (or your) favorite colors. Adding color doesn’t mean you have to go crazy, or that you can’t return to a more muted palette as your children grow. Choose neutrals for larger purchases, like flooring and staple furniture, and save the colors for smaller, more temporary elements.
Frame windows with color. A simple, yet unexpected, way to add brightness is to use a vibrant color around windows. We love the pop of red in this family-friendly space.
Adding color can be as simple as stacking colorful books and boxes on a desk. Once you start looking for opportunities to add color, the possibilities are endless.
Pillows and poufs are easy ways to add color, and they can be swapped frequently to change your space.
10 KID-FRIENDLY BEAUTIFUL DESIGN IDEAS
Kid-Friendly Storage The key to effective toy storage is making clean-up time easy. When you’re planning a space with kids in mind, it’s important not to ignore all their stuff—and they have a lot of stuff, don’t they?
Baskets are an easy way to conceal clutter, and these oversized hiding places make it easy for kids to stash their belongings.
Collect similar items together, and store them out in the open. A jar of crayons or a stack of board games make great accessories and even add some color.
Create a pretty “dump zone” near your primary entrance. Leaving space to drop bags, sports gear, and other items right when you walk in the door keeps clutter contained.
Art You Can All Love Art in our homes serves many purposes. It can cheer us up, inspire us, and remind us of places and people we love. Your kids should enjoy the art in your home too. There are many ways to give your children something theyâ€™ll enjoy while still maintaining your sense of style.
7. Keep art projects contained. Designate a space to display your childrenâ€™s art, such as a specific spot on the wall, or a backdrop to a bookcase.
Make a place to create. A chalkboard wall is a great way to give your children a place to be creative. Their drawings are instantly on display, and the wall can be cleaned easily when the drawings become too cluttered. Chalkboards are also great for seasonal messages and inspiration that both children and adults can enjoy. Beautiful Design Made Simple | 27
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Animal art is great for children and adults. Find colorful drawings of your child’s favorite animal or even small sculptures to add personality to any space.
Durable and Soft Places to Play While it may not seem like flooring is important to your children, it’s one of the most important decisions in kidfriendly design. Soft, stain-resistant carpet is perfect for playrooms and kids’ bedrooms. It absorbs sound and gives your children a comfortable, safe place to play. For areas of your home where you still want a beautiful hard surface floor, look for durability. The finish on a hardwood floor or the water resistance of a vinyl floor are all things to consider with little ones in your home.
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IS NOT REALITY WRITTEN BY KRISTIN HASH CONTRIBUTIONS BY LINDSAY COOPER AND ROSEMARY LUKASIEWICZ
Who doesnâ€™t love watching home improvement TV and dreaming along as a house is magically transformed by the likes of Joanna Gaines, Jonathan and Drew Scott, and other home renovation personalities? Many of us have a soft spot for these shows and enjoy getting to see an out-of-date, run-down home amazingly transform into a beautiful, hashtag-worthy dream home, all in under sixty minutes. The problem with these shows is that customers 30 | Beautiful Design Made Simple
often watch home renovations on TV and then come into design showrooms with unrealistic expectations. More often than not, homeowners have a warped perception of how long it will take to complete their home renovation and how far their budget will actually take them. Follow along as we give you suggestions on where to save money when you select products, what your budget should be, and what your renovation timeline will actually look like.
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So first things first—how do you start the design process? Come right in, team up with a designer, and select what products you want? Not quite. The first thing you need to do is measure the space in your home that you want to remodel or update. You can either measure the space yourself or invite a designer to come into your home to measure the room for you. Your designer will have more of an idea of what size space he or she will be working with, which will help with your project’s budgeting and planning process. This leads to our next step: determining your budget.
So what do you do if you want to have the kitchen of your dreams but are handcuffed by a smaller budget?
Most of the renovation shows have kitchen remodeling budgets of around $8,000–$12,000. Rarely will they go above the $20,000 mark on shows such as Fixer Upper and Property Brothers. However, most kitchen remodels will cost you closer to $30,000–$40,000. It’s recommended that customers spend about 10–15 percent of their estimated home value on cabinetry alone. To give you some perspective, if your home is worth $250K, you should be spending $25,000–$38,000 on just your cabinets. That’s a good deal more expensive than what the TV typically shows, and that’s just for cabinetry. So what do you do if you want to have the kitchen of your dreams but are handcuffed by a smaller budget? Well, product selection is the place to make choices that can save you money.
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It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for—it’s time to select your products! You can now put all the pins from Pinterest and saves from your Houzz ideabooks to use! This is one of the most fun parts of the design process but possibly the most stressful. You want to make sure you’re going to love this new space and the products you choose for years to come. You probably have white shaker cabinets on your list because, let’s be honest, they’re stylish and they’re everywhere! Did you know that painted cabinets, aka white shaker cabinets, have a 10 percent up-charge compared to stained cabinets? Right off the bat, those white cabinets you saw on TV are already more expensive. You do have other options though; as we mentioned, going with a stained cabinet would save some moolah on that tighter-than-expected budget. You could also move away from plywood cabinets, which includes the white shaker and stained options, and take a look at particle board cabinets. We know, particle board cabinets have gained a reputation in the past because of problems with moisture, but all particle board is not created equal. Many European particle board cabinets are made with high-density, furniture-grade particle board that will resist flexing and movement as the humidity changes from season to season. Choosing particle board over plywood cabinets would also save you another 10 percent! The good news is that you have options in the cabinet selection process to free up some cash in your budget. A backsplash in your kitchen has also now become a musthave—as in a “your friends would wonder why you didn’t install a backsplash in your new kitchen” kind of musthave. Beautiful tile mosaics and tile patterns have flooded home improvement TV, Pinterest, and all of the design inspiration resources. What they don’t tell you though— you guessed it—is that this tile is more expensive. Not only do the products themselves tend to be more expensive, but the installation process is more expensive as well. Intricate patterns and smaller pieces of tile add cost exponentially
because the installation will require more time and expertise. Another factor you don’t always think about is that it also takes a lot more grout to install these products. Neither of these factors can really be worked around, so what are some other product options? You can consider larger tiles, such as 4x4 size tiles, because you still achieve the tile look, possibly with some cool patterns, and the installation cost isn’t as high. An even more inexpensive option is luxury sheet vinyl. Sheet vinyl can be applied to walls as well as floors, and manufacturers have been developing some designs that mimic some of the popular tile patterns. Not to mention that it’s waterproof and not labor intensive to install. Selecting a vinyl option or larger tiles, among other alternatives, would be an avenue to keep some money in your budget. What does everyone also want right now, thanks to home improvement TV? Real hardwood floors! How many shows seek to uncover hidden hardwood floors or choose hardwood as their flooring option? A lot of them. Hardwoods aren’t always what they’re cut out to be. They are much more expensive than other flooring options— arguably the most expensive flooring choice. Hardwoods don’t like moisture and water, so they’re not best suited for kitchens. They’re also extremely at risk for scratches and dents, not to mention their complete vulnerability to high-heeled shoes. Hardwoods aren’t the best choice if you have children and pets that can damage your floors. Is there an option out there that is less expensive and not quite so sensitive? There is! Relatively new on the scene and quickly gaining popularity are luxury vinyl planks, otherwise known as LVP. LVP is water and scratch resistant and low maintenance. It can range from two to four dollars cheaper per square foot than hardwood. Advances in technology have also allowed these floors to look and feel extremely similar to hardwood, so the only one who will know they’re not real hardwoods is you.
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The last stop on our product selection savings train is the beloved farmhouse sink. If you wanted white shaker cabinets in your kitchen, it’s almost a guarantee you’ve had your eye on a porcelain farmhouse sink too because of one thing, or rather, one person, Joanna Gaines. We understand why this trend has taken off, but it does come with some cash trade-offs. Farmhouse sinks can range from $800–$1200 for the sink alone. In addition, it costs more to install a farmhouse sink in your kitchen because the cabinets will have to be modified to fit and support this robust sink. You can snag some savings by going with a standard stainless-steel sink for a little less than $400, and there’s no additional installation cost because cabinets come fit for a standard-size sink. It’s up to you to decide if this is an area you want to splurge or save on. Now you’ve selected all your products and meticulously tried to stay on budget throughout the planning process. You’re ready for your first glimpse of what your new kitchen will look like. Thanks to home improvement TV, we now know there’s technology that allows us to see more than just a sketch on some graph paper. We can see 3D design renderings of what our project will look like once it’s completed. This grand design unveiling has become an expectation that consumers have when renovating their homes. They can do it on TV, so why can’t you? Most companies have this capability because these renderings have become so popular. This is a home improvement TV-ism we think empowers customers to feel comfortable with their design and product choices instead of trying to make last-minute changes or misunderstanding the designer. We’re giving this home improvement TV expectation a thumbs-up! The products are selected, the 3D design rendering has been approved, now it’s time for the final measurements before the product order is placed. Your designer will take the approved design and measurements to your home to double and triple check that everything lines up. Some designers may even tape off or mark out the design to eliminate any confusion during the ordering and installation process. Marking out the design also helps make sure all other tradespersons involved in the project, such as electricians and plumbers, are on the same page. Once the measurements are confirmed and your products are ready to be ordered, now comes the waiting game. Cabinets usually take five to six weeks to come in, which is the duration of a lot of the TV shows’ entire renovation timeline. Not much can be done in the kitchen while waiting for the cabinets either, unless you plan to put flooring underneath your cabinets. In that case, you can go ahead and order your flooring, which takes ten to fourteen days to come in and typically only needs a day to install. Once your cabinets have come in, it takes about two days for them to be installed. Once
they are installed, someone will need to go out to the house and make a template for your countertops on-site. Once the template has been made, it takes about seven to ten days for the countertop to come in and one day to install. Another thing to consider: if you decide on a large island like the ones we often see on the shows, you may have to hire two crews to install your countertops because of the weight of the material. You can thus expect to wait at least six weeks for your products to come in, as well as an additional few days for your products to be installed. You may feel like you’ve been waiting an eternity to finally show off your new kitchen that you’ve been working on for months, but it will be well worth the time and effort!
Hardwood isn’t the best choice if you have children and pets that can damage your floors.
In the end, it’s safe to say that we enjoy watching shows that let us see the potential of our own homes by witnessing amazing transformations on TV. We all want a home we’re proud of and enjoy living in. When you’re taking on your next project, keep in mind that the design process takes some time and requires information about the space you’re renovating before you can get started. A great place to find some savings is when you’re selecting products—as long as you’re open to options that you may not have seen on TV. The lead time during the ordering process will make you wish you had a time machine so you could skip the wait, but it will be well worth it in the end. The company you work with will want you to be happy with your completed home project, so be patient with it and have realistic expectations of how long your remodel will last and how far your budget will take you. Not all dream homes can be transformed in under sixty minutes, but they can still become a reality.
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KITCHEN RENO EDITION
Rosemary and Lindsay put together a mood board that can be used as design inspiration for a master bathroom. The design centered around the sleek, navy cabinet door. After this selection, they chose tile with a pop of blue, like the cement-look tile by Interceramic and the textured subway tile by Emser. Rosemary and Lindsay pulled in some light tones with the white, 3D tile by Speartek, which can be used as a wall tile in showers, and Interceramic’s Calacatta Mosaic Weave. They selected hardware by Jeffrey Alexander and pulled in more gold tones by pairing it with Elegant Mosaic’s Crystal Glass tile. This look offers interchangeable tile options that are fun with a hint of a nautical theme. This design can be customized to best fit your style!
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1. Emser Motif Ceramic Tile in Charcoal 2. Interceramic Union Square in Hudson 3. Elegant Mosaics Crystal Glass in Silver Fizz 4. Caesarstone Metropolitan Collection in Excava 5. Eclipse Cabinets Maple in Naval 6. Interceramic Contour Collection in Calacatta Mosaic Weaves 7. SpearTek 3D Blade 16x32 Tile in Matte White 8. Jeffrey Alexander Sutton Collection in Brushed Gold
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Research is the reason I still have a grandma SARAH, B C R F STA F F M E M B E R GRANDMOTHER DIAGNOSED IN 1999
I was in middle school when my grandma was diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent surgery, chemotherapy and radiation — all while raising me. Thankfully, researchers supported by the Breast Cancer Research Foundation have invested years into studying the disease to provide effective treatment options for women like my grandma.
My grandma entered remission and was there to support me when, years later, I was diagnosed with cancer. Scientific advancements helped me get past my disease too. Today we’re fortunate enough to call ourselves cancer survivors. That’s why I have chosen to dedicate my career to helping more women like us.
This gave her a new lease on life.
Research is the reason we have each other.
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HELP! MUD MISHAP.
NOW WHAT? April showers bring May flowers—and muddy messes. From just a few sets of shoes to lots of little feet and a few pairs of paws, mud and carpet go hand-in-hand come spring. But don’t stress. Your carpets will prevail if you arm yourself with the Stain First Aid app.
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Here’s what you’ll need on hand to make sure you’re prepared for any accidental mud mishap: • • • • • • •
Clear dishwashing detergent White vinegar White towels Warm water Sponge Paper towels Books
CLEANING STEPS 1.
Create your cleaning solution: Mix ½ teaspoon clear dishwashing detergent with one cup of warm (not hot) water.
Scrape or blot up excess spill.
Blotting Tip: Absorb the excess liquid from the carpet by pressing straight down with a clean, dry, white paper towel. Do not rub.
Apply detergent solution using a damp towel.
Blot, don’t rub.
Apply undiluted white vinegar using a damp towel.
Blot, don’t rub.
Apply water with a damp sponge.
Blot again. Finish by weighing down a half-inch thick pad of white paper towels to absorb all the moisture. Leave overnight if necessary.
Note: Not all carpet fibers react the same way when treated for stains. Before proceeding with any of the preceding cleaning procedures, we recommend you contact the appropriate fiber company for their suggested maintenance guidelines. Failure to follow these carpet stain removal guidelines may void your warranty. For more information, please contact your Carpet One Floor & Home retailer.
SPILLS AND STAINS ARE A PART OF LIFE... But they don’t have to stay with you forever. Be prepared to tackle any stain that life throws at you with Carpet One Floor & Home’s Stain First Aid app. It’s free for your iPhone, iPad, Android phone or Android tablet. Learn the basics of cleaning up a stain with easy-to-follow video instructions. Have the right tools on hand with recommended cleaning supplies. Never panic again when spills happen. Stain First Aid has over 50 of the most common household stains covered, including detailed cleaning instructions and video tips.
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ITâ€™S NOT ABOUT
TO SELL YOUR HOME, THINK LIKE A BUYER. WRITTEN BY RED BARRINUEVO INTERIORS BY REDESIGN4MORE PHOTOGRAPHY BY JASON HARTOG
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GETTING YOUR HOME SALE READY
The first step in selling your home is to stop thinking of it as “your home.” Once you’ve decided to put it on the market, you have to emotionally detach yourself and start looking at this process from the homebuyer’s perspective. Home staging is not just decorating your home; it’s decorating and marketing the home and all its best features to attract the right buyer with the right budget. You’re selling a very expensive product, so having the proper packaging is critical. The following factors should be taken into consideration when staging your home for sale.
THE LISTING PRICE How much are you asking for your home? Select furniture that matches that level of investment. High-end homes should be outfitted with luxurious, trendy furnishings and accessories to attract the right type of buyer. Translation: now is the time to get rid of old hand-me-downs and elevate your home’s appeal with pieces that are appropriately sized, styled, and suited to high-brow homebuyers. Believe it or not, dated, damaged, or cheap-looking furniture can negatively affect the perceived value of your home, which can thus negatively affect the price buyers are willing to pay for your home.
EXPERT STYLING TIP Stay neutral when it comes to furniture and other big-ticket items. Itâ€™s easy and cost-efficient to incorporate color and texture through pillows, rugs, and other decorative pieces to increase visual interest.
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YOUR HOME’S LAYOUT
Homebuyers enjoy different lifestyles depending on where they are looking to purchase a home. Keep this in mind when staging spare rooms or unused areas in your home. If you’re located in the suburbs, a nursery may be more appealing to a broader pool of suburban buyers. In contrast, a home office could be a real selling feature to condo buyers in a downtown location. Know whom you’re trying to attract and then give them the right incentive to make you an offer.
Function plays a significant role in the home-staging process. How do you travel through your home? What are the high-traffic areas? Be careful not to block walkways, and avoid placing furniture near doorways, which can make a room feel cramped. Leave sightlines to windows and other focal points, such as a beautiful fireplace, open. Reduce your furniture to the essentials to free up space and create the illusion of a larger room. To sell your home for top dollar, you’ve got to think like a buyer. What are buyers looking for? How much are they willing to spend? What are the biggest selling features? When it comes to selling your home in a competitive real estate market, don’t leave anything to chance. A little professional staging can go a long way.
STYLE OF HOME The “wow” factor that homebuyers look for is often achieved when the style of the home, furniture, color, and other decorative elements are all harmonious. Pick a design direction that best suits the physical structure of your home. If the home is modern and elegant, opt for contemporary-style furniture that reflects a sleek, minimal aesthetic. Balance and harmony are essential.
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INSIDE A DESIGNER’S HOME
Speaking of keeping it personal, this print incorporates a purple Pantone color inspired by the purple hue of Soda’s hair.
WRITTEN BY CYNTHIA SODA INTERIORS BY SODA POP DESIGN PHOTOGRAPHY BY MIKE CHAJECKI It’s the classic adage of the shoemaker’s children: as professional designers, we spend so much time investing creative energy into our clients’ spaces and homes that we often leave ours last on the list. The spaces in our own homes tend to remain neglected at the end of our evergrowing to-do lists, looming over us as unfinished business. Sometimes, we are forced to reprioritize by an impending move or even a health or safety issue at home, and finally
we allow ourselves to indulge a little in our own talents. For my family, it was a combination of all of these things, a trifecta of opportunities leading to the blood, sweat, and tears we’ve invested back into our family home. Once the ball gets rolling, it can be hard to stop—so much so that our children get off the school bus each day and ask what Mommy’s doing to the house now.
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The kids rule the roost! Customdesigned millwork creates storage that supports their activities and fosters independence from an early age.
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Displaying your hobbies in the home adds personality in an unexpected way.
Practicing what we preach, key areas get tackled first—priority spaces like the kitchen are at the front and center of our reno list. All the while, we are thinking ahead and planning how other key features can support our day-to-day needs in other areas of the home. We designed personalized built-ins for the entrance, we incorporated enough storage to hold all the clutter that gets thrown into bathrooms, and we even planned our children’s rooms to foster their independence with simple storage solutions for them to easily access their own things. It’s important to be organized and have a place for everything, and for our home to support our daily activities. These tasks can be accomplished even while maintaining personal style. We also had the chance to try out several exciting ideas we had not been able to use yet because they were vetoed by our clients!
Color-blocking ebony wood tones creates a dynamic effect. A custom light fixture takes center stage over the island.
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Layering textures with wood tones create depth and adds warmth.
Bathrooms with modern amenities and adequate storage ensure you start and end your day in comfortable luxury.
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Peony decals transform this Iced Cubed Silver bedroom from a boy’s nursery into a girly space.
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From statement walls and stand out pieces to subtle nods and simple prints, floral-inspired dĂŠcor has taken flight this spring.
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1. Chandelier by Uttermost 2. Pillow by JolieMarche via Etsy 3. Botanical Prints by Uttermost 4. Buffet Lamp by Uttermost 5. Area Rug by Momeni 6. Floral Fabric by JF Fabrics 7. Area Rug by Nourison 8. Floral Prints by Uttermost 9. Wallcovering by JF Fabrics 10. Dahlia Mirror by Uttermost
Natureâ€™s fibers continue to capture hearts. Raw wood, woven rattan, pampas grass and pebbled tile are a few of our favorites.
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1. Rattan Chandelier by Currey & Company 2. Twig Hardware by Top Knobs 3. Broadloom Pebbles by Momeni 4. Olivewood Flatware by Sur La Table 5. Teak Wood End Table by Uttermost 6. Jute Rug by Kas 7. Pebble Mosaic Tile by Soci 8. Throw Pillows by Kas 9. Wool Pillow by Nourison 10. Legend Falls Carpet by Tigressรก SoftStyle
Round We Go
Hard lines are giving way to soft curves. From furniture and flooring to wood work and wall art, a curvier aesthetic is the latest craze.
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1. Avarie Wall Art by Uttermost 2. Skye Lighting by Hinkley 3. Noemi Accent Chair by Uttermost 4. Mosaic Tile by Soci 5. Console Table by Uttermost 6. Throw Pillows by Nourison 7. Heywood Lighting by Hinkley 8. Mirror by Uttermost 9. W Accent Table by Uttermost 10. Jute Rug by Couristan
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FOR A BRIGHT, FRESH SPRING
Spring is a time for new beginnings and a renewed sense of space, filled with all the textures, colors, and patterns that symbolize a fresh, clean slate. We hope this collection of bright, vibrant new looks will inspire you to refresh your own surroundings, making your home a continued source of growth and regeneration.
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Cool grays, mixed patterns, and splashy, watercolor-inspired accents invoke feelings of brighter days in this crisp living room designed by Red Barrinuevo. Photography: Jason Hartog
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Classic and contemporary worlds collide when you merge a sleek subway tile backsplash, farmhouse-inspired whitewashed cupboards, and steel-colored upholstery in this kitchen composition by designer Sara Bederman. Photography: Stephani Buchman Falcon Crest Hickory in Shoreline BY RUSTIC RIVERâ„¢ HARDWOOD
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Opaque sheers and a pair of postmodern chandeliers lend a crisp, utilitarian look to this whitewashed laundry area by designer Red Barrinuevo. Photography: Jason Hartog Early Dawn in Grey Owl BY BEL TERRA
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Neutral patterns and crystal accents are celebrated in a manner thatâ€™s anything but ordinary in designer Sara Bedermanâ€™s elemental kitchen creation. Photography: Stephani Buchman High Bridge in Canyon Brown BY INVINCIBLE
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Bright whites and multiple shelving installments let all of your little ones’ favorite things be the stars of the show, proving that “understated” doesn’t have to mean “boring.” Design: Kate Davidson Photography: Stephani Buchman
Multicolored metallic tile accents a small sideboard, while Art-Deco-inspired furnishings take center stage in this bright and welcoming dining space by Sara Bederman.
Photography: Stephani Buchman Clear Lake in Pasadena BY INVINCIBLE XT
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Bare windows, carpets with subtle call of the wild, and crisp angles make for a bold yet cozy bedroom. Textured pillows and terracotta-colored accents create little pockets of warmth. Spread Your Wings in China Doll BY TIGRESSĂ SOFTSTYLE
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A melding of different tile styles makes for a neutral bath that manages to stay bold in Sara Bedermanâ€™s splendid, splash-proof composition.
Veranda Field Tile in Titanium BY BEL TERRA
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Designer Rebecca Hayâ€™s fresh-from-the-bud accents make this cozy gathering spot truly bloom, combining contrasting patterns with fresh, crisp whites. Photography: Stephani Buchman
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THE INSPIRATION NEVER STOPS Now, you donâ€™t have to wait for our next issue to get inspiration, ideas and tips on creating and maintaining your beautiful home.
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MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR SPACE
THE MOST OF YOUR WRITTEN BY SARA BEDERMAN INTERIOR DESIGN BY SARA BEDERMAN DESIGN PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEPHANI BUCHMAN
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There are so many amazing opportunities to work with spaces in a home. Some homes offer open spaces where strategic furniture layouts help to make the space feel intimate, whereas other homes have a more traditional layout, with smaller rooms that need creative planning to get the most out of the space. Regardless of the space, it is important to be thoughtful about which furniture is selected and what design details can contribute to the overall impact and use of the room. I have had the pleasure of designing both large and smaller spaces. My goal is always the same: create a space that is intimate, warm, and invitingâ€”somewhere my clients can be excited to welcome their guests but also kick back and relax on their own. I enjoy identifying nooks in homes where value can be added to make the space shine.
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In a small mid-town home, I recently turned a tight front entrance into a glowing, functional first impression. When I first met the clients, the front foyer felt dead and utilitarian. Its dĂŠcor desperately needed a sense of movement while also improving the function of the space. As the only practical entrance to the home, it was vital that we accounted for daily coat and shoe storage. We also had to make sure to have a beautiful surface where mail and keys could be conveniently placed. Classic floral wallpaper was chosen to breathe life into the space. It immediately gave the foyer a lift and a sense of cheer. A custom walnut shelf was hung with stunning satin brass brackets. We added bright lighting, and for additional practicality, a row of mosaic tiles at the edge of the hardwood floor, where wet boots and shoes could be left to dry. Now the front entry greets homeowners with cheerful dĂŠcor designed to accommodate the daily demands of the space.
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For another example, always moving forward with practicality at the forefront of our designs, we turned an awkward corner of a family room into a miniature children’s study. Designed to offer a convenient landing place for children after school, this corner of the room has twin desks, one on each side of the space. It is near the kitchen in case homework help is needed, yet far enough away to offer privacy and a bit of quiet. The space was designed in beautiful neutrals so as not to take away from the sophisticated interior of the adjacent kitchen and family room. Outfitted with all the necessities of a home office—a great work surface, file drawers, and lots of storage—these desks can be used by kids and parents alike.
In a New York City apartment, we tackled a dark corner of the kitchen to reinvigorate it with new life. When space is at an ultimate premium, having an eat-in breakfast table is a true luxury. We utilized bench seating to make every inch count and add space so that friends and guests could be invited over to share a meal. A chic custom kitchen table with a hardworking Corian top shows at the center of the space. A hammered metal base adds a reflective touch, which shows nicely in the otherwise-dim corner, and classic bleached white side chairs finish off the seating. Topped with a stunning hand-blown bubble chandelier, this eating nook is the perfect place to spend a New York minute.
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In contrast, a large home we designed in Toronto had a bright and airy breakfast room that needed to be dressed. Although size was not an issue, space was still a consideration. With the refrigerator located close by, we had to ensure the furniture sizing was in proportion to the space available. Nothing could be compromised: the fridge and freezer had to have easy access, and we also needed to guarantee a table large enough to seat six people. Not an easy task! We chose a lovely oak dining table with beautiful whitewashed side chairs. The chairs, upholstered with a family-friendly fabric, were the perfect blend of comfort, style, and function.
Regardless of where you hang your hat, your home offers endless possibilities and is the perfect place for you to express yourself. Although it’s sometimes challenging to achieve that perfect balance, there’s always a smart style solution waiting in the wings, proving to us that whether your living space is small or expansive, there’s truly no place like home!
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French Couture Q&A WITH DESIGNER TRACI ZELLER INTERIOR DESIGN BY TRACI ZELLER PHOTOGRAPHY BY NATHAN SCHRODER
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CLASSICALLY FRENCH COUTURE
What was the inspiration for this space? I sought inspiration from my travels—I visit France frequently, and I spent the summer there immediately before designing this room—and my love of couture. I was heavily influenced by both the Christian Dior exhibit at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and the Balenciaga exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. My goal was to employ traditional silhouettes and patterns in a modern, fashion-forward way using the highest level of artistry and craftsmanship, resulting in a classically French couture interpretation of nature. Which element was used as a starting point for the design? While gathering my inspiration, I fell in love with a pair of birdcage earrings from Of Rare Origin. When I found the Gucci Tropical Paradise artwork and Canopy Designs chandelier, I knew the design was meant to be. The bed makes such a statement. What is your best advice for working with florals? I adore florals, especially multicolored florals. When working with floral patterns, I prefer to use that fabric as my starting point. Once you find a floral that incorporates the colors you hope to use throughout the space, the rest of the fabrics will fall into place. For those who are hesitant about floral patterns, drapery is actually a wonderful place to begin. When the drapery panels are pleated down, the eye tends to sense color and movement rather than an obvious pattern.
Tell us about the area rug. The texture and dimension is just lovely. I love large area rugs; they make the room look so much more expansive in comparison to smaller rugs. Here, the rug needed to be impactful enough to hold its own with the other design elements but quiet enough to work with the overall scheme. The floral headboard and the mid-century drapery fabric command attention! That’s why I chose a flat weave rug with a small-scale pattern. It “reads” as a solid but with much more visual interest. We just love the use of black throughout this space. What’s the secret to using this moody hue? The secret to using black is contrast. It’s important to have elements that play off one another. The juxtaposition is what makes a room interesting. Here, the pops of black are balanced by the abundant use of white, plus the other textures in the room. Finish the sentence: every bedroom needs… Every bedroom needs luxurious and layered bedding. Think about how important a good night of sleep is to our overall well-being—not to mention the amount of time we spend in bed over our lifetimes. Especially in guest bedrooms, I like to combine a coverlet or a quilt with a duvet or other blanket so that there are options for people who sleep either hot or cold.
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What was your favorite part of this project and why? My favorite part of this project was working with the artisans and craftspeople represented in the room. The lamps were handmade in Houston, Texas, by Liz Marsh of Liz Marsh Designs. The Gucci Tropical Paradise artwork by Charlotte-based Stephen Wilson is breathtaking. The plaster mirrors over the bed were sculpted by a French artist; I purchased them at the Paris flea market. There is so much art displayed in this room, not just what is seen hanging on the walls.
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FLOORING 101 CARPET ONE FLOOR & HOME HAS THE WIDEST SELECTION OF COLORS AND STYLES AVAILABLE TO FIT YOUR SPECIFIC FLOORING NEEDS. BUT BEFORE YOU CHOOSE, HERE ARE SOME BASIC GUIDELINES FOR DETERMINING WHICH FLOORING OPTION IS RIGHT FOR YOU.
Carpet is a great choice for almost any room within your home because of its warmth, comforting and quiet qualities. With todayâ€™s advanced flooring technologies, carpet is softer, stronger and more stain resistant than ever before. Carpet comes in a variety of colors, patterns and styles and is a key design element for your room remodel.
Hardwood flooring has beauty, strength and character, along with options for every look. From smooth, glossy, traditional strips to wide, weathered planks, hardwood creates a beautiful backdrop for any room. Todayâ€™s hardwood floors are also milled and finished using techniques that require much lower maintenance than in years past.
Vinyl flooring offers an elegant appearance and an enduring value. Modern, cutting-edge technologies and digital design make natural-looking textures and great visual depth possible. Luxury vinyl tile is one of the newest, most popular flooring choices today, offering trendy finishes that closely resemble wood, tile and stone.
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TILE Both timeless and trendy, tile can complement any style, ranging from traditional to contemporary. Tile is available in a wide variety of colors, patterns and sizes, allowing for creativity in design. The flooring also resists most spills and is a great option for moisture-prone areas such as kitchens, bathrooms and foyers.
Laminate flooring offers the look of hardwood, tile or stone at a more affordable price point. The unique construction of laminate flooring makes the product highly durable and water resistant, and therefore a great candidate for high-traffic and moisture-prone areas.
AREA RUGS Area rugs make a wonderful addition to hard surface flooring, adding a level of protection, along with increased warmth and comfort. Available in a wide variety of colors, designs and sizes, area rugs can play a major role in a roomâ€™s dĂŠcor.
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CHOOSING CARPET TITLE
Loop carpet consists of yarns that are looped and uncut • Offers strength and inherent soil-hiding capabilities on the carpet surface. The pile height can vary from low • Shadings resist traffic patterns while making colors appear rich and tightly constructed to a more luxurious high-level • Ideal for heavy traffic areas pile.
A combination of high-cut tufts and lower loops creates a variety of sculpted patterns.
Frieze carpet, often called “Twist,” is a cut-pile style carpet consisting of highly twisted yarns.
• Is tough and durable, offering good performance in high-activity areas • Adds a dimension of texture within a room • Hides traffic patterns
• Is extremely durable and resistant
• Hides traffic patterns better than other cut-pile styles
PLUSH Plush carpet is constructed with a dense, deep pile and is sometimes called “velvet” because of its velvety or velour-like appearance.
Texture carpet, also called “trackless” or footprint free, is a textured cut-pile construction that uses kinked or curled yarns. • Has curled fibers that reduce light reflectance
• Provides a more formal look than other cut-pile constructions • Reduces potential shade variation with delustered (non-shiny) yarns
• Shows fewer footprints and sweep marks than other cut-pile constructions •
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Polyester is a popular carpet fiber option. It is inherently stain-resistant and produces some of the most beautiful color variations available. It is also extremely fade-resistant and therefore a popular option for areas exposed to long periods of sunlight. It is typically a more affordable fiber option, but it is not as durable or resilient as nylon.
Nylon is one of the most popular carpet fibers and has long been known for its high performance and durability. It offers diversity, style, and color and is typically less likely to mat than other fibers. While durable, nylon is not inherently stainresistant. Therefore, nylon is treated with a stain-resistant solution during the manufacturing process. Nylon is typically a more expensive fiber and has a reputation for being the all-around best performer.
Triexta is the newest fiber in the carpet industry. Made from the same general chemical composition as polyester, triexta was originally defined as a subset of that material. Triexta is now recognized as more durable and resilient than conventional polyester while maintaining the same inherently superior stain-resistant properties.
All natural and non synthetic, wool fiber carpet is a truly green product. Wool remains the premier fiber in carpet construction and a traditional favorite, offering a deep, rich look and feel. It has excellent resilience and durability, although it can wear down after many years of use. Wool is naturally stainresistant and cleans especially well. However, because wool can hold up to ten times its weight in moisture, special care is needed when cleaning carpets made with it. Wool is the most expensive fiber type, but if having an all-natural carpet is important, wool is the fiber for you.
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CONTRIBUTORS KELLI ELLIS
Kelli Ellis is an award-winning interior designer and certified design psychology coach. You’ve likely seen her as a featured designer on TLC’s Clean Sweep, HGTV’s Takeover my Makeover or her design work on Bravo’s Real Housewives of Orange County or in Traditional Home and LUXE magazine.
Cynthia Soda is the owner and principal designer of Soda Pop Design, Inc. Cynthia believes in and uses her design filter to successfully merge her clients’ lifestyles, personalities and architecture to create customized, liveable luxury that tells each client’s unique story.
Kelli Ellis Designs
Sara Bederman is the principal designer of Sara Bederman Design. For over a decade, Sara’s bespoke design firm has become known for creating stylish, thoughtfully curated and livable interiors.
Crisp lines, classic sensibilities, and chic palettes are the cornerstones of Traci Zeller’s aesthetic. Founder and principal of Traci Zeller Interiors, Traci’s award-winning work has been featured in national design publications like Better Homes and Gardens and Traditional Home.
Sara Bederman Design
Traci Zeller Interiors
Kate Davidson, principal of Kate + Co Design, is known and respected for creating stylish, adaptable and liveable spaces. For over a decade, her multidisciplinary design firm has built a diverse portfolio of projects from private homes to gourmet bakeries and large-scale corporate offices.
Principal of Dvira Interiors, Dvira is known for a vast number of successful endeavors, including her role as the designer and art director for the TV show Income Property. The award-winning designer is praised for creating approachable designs that are both beautiful and practical.
Kate + Co Design
An award-winning interior stylist and principal of Redesign4More, Red Barrinuevo is best known for enhancing and creating stylish yet functional spaces through his creative home staging and interior styling services.
Linda Mazur is a nationally publicized designer backed by over fifteen years of experience in both residential and commercial design. Principal of Linda Mazur Design Group, her multidisciplinary design firm is known for creating innovative, stylish interiors and full-scale builds.
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Kitchen & Bath Designer Dalton Carpet One Floor & Home Lindsay is an in-house designer at Dalton Carpet One in Athens, Georgia. She enjoys designing spaces for her clients that they will love for years to come. Lindsay has fifteen years of experience as an interior designer and specializes in kitchen and bath design.
Marketing Manager Dalton Carpet One Floor & Home Kristin is the Marketing Manager for Dalton Carpet One’s three retail locations in Georgia. She focuses on using innovative and imaginative ways to create unique experiences for customers through social media and email-marketing campaigns. Kristin also designs advertisements to market to customers through traditional and digital media.
ROSEMARY LUKASIEWICZ Kitchen & Bath Designer Dalton Carpet One Floor & Home
Rosemary is an in-house Kitchen & Bath Designer at Dalton Carpet One’s Athens location in Georgia. She has been a designer in the kitchen and bath industry for six years and enjoys using unique products in her clients’ designs for a look that leaves an impression. Rosemary specializes in cabinetry and likes to blend a contemporary aesthetic into her designs.
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