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CONTENTS SUMMER 2022
expert insight RESORT-INSPIRED SPACES
A TOWNHOME RENOVATION
Design inspiration for your summer oasis
A Q&A with Margarita Bravo Design Studio
GOOD THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES
COTTAGE CHIC BY DESIGN
Maximizing space for urban living
58 staples CONTRIBUTORS
Get to know the design experts
Opening thoughts from Team DAH
8 TIPS FOR TRAVEL DESIGN
STYLES WE LOVE
BEYOND THE ISSUE
Using travel souvenirs as design inspiration
Boutique Hotel, Cape Cod Coastal, and Rustic Cabincore
Where to find more home design inspiration 4
Styling your cottage home with Laura Hay
on the cover Cottage chic may be an overused term, but there’s a good
reason people keep drifting toward this look, whether at their recreational property or principal residence. Much like the cottage lifestyle that inspires it, this decorating
style is casual, comfortable, and carefree—and, in most cases, anything goes.
Read more about how to create a cottage-style home with Laura Hay on page 70. Design by LAURA HAY Photography by GILLIAN JACKSON
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FAMILY-FRIENDLY FLOORING Floors fit for your house or vacation home
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BEACH-INSPIRED SOFT SURFACES Coastal rug and carpet designs for your home
Finding floors to match your personality
Finding the right floors for you
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CONTRIBUTORS MARGARITA BRAVO Margarita Bravo Interior Design
Margarita Bravo is the founder and chief creative officer of Margarita Bravo Interior Design. Her approach to interior designing and project execution lies at the intersection of her clients’ ambitions and her own creativity. This unique combination results in the ultimate client experience because she couples everlasting finishes that reflect her clients’ personalities with her personal touch.
Laura Hay Décor & Design International designer Laura Hay, principal of Laura Hay Decor & Design Inc., brings over a decade of experience to her work in residential interiors. Her growing boutique design firm is known for creating stylish, harmonious, livable environments and vacation homes.
TRISHA ISABEY Isabey Interiors
Trisha Isabey is the creative director and principal designer for the awardwinning Isabey Interiors. The soughtafter design firm has excelled for over a decade in creating thoughtfully curated designs.
WELCOME “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” —Anonymous It’s no secret that the past couple of years have changed the way we live, work, and play. Natureinspired designs and destinations have a larger influence than ever before in interior design, with organic colorways and raw materials making their way into our home decor through styles like cabincore, warm minimalism, and Japandi. This season, we are exploring the impact your environment has on the senses and how unique regions and needs can evolve and affect home design. Arriving just in time for your summer vacation plans, the Great North American Road Trip seeks family travel–inspired homescapes with a tips section on how to incorporate your travels into home design. In this issue of Design at Home™, get inspired by a contemporary West Coast oasis in a feature on designing small spaces with Trisha Isabey. Somersault headfirst into summer with an exclusive designer Q&A with Margarita Bravo, in which she gives insider advice on how she created a colorful city apartment. And of course, you won’t want to miss the behind-the-scenes look into a one-of-a-kind lake home cottage designed by Rebecca Hay. And don’t worry—we have the latest trends in flooring too! With a feature detailing soft surfaces inspired by ocean landscapes, you can find stylish area rugs and carpets to match your beachy lifestyle. Plus, we’re laying out some familyfriendly flooring recommendations for your new home or vacation property. Welcome to the Summer 2022 issue of Design at Home™ by Flooring America/Flooring Canada. We’re thrilled to have you. Warm regards, Team DAH
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Uncharted Territory If you’ve been resisting the call of the wild, now is the perfect time to get out of your comfort zone and get inspired by the great outdoors. As the saying goes, to find yourself, you first must get lost—and what better way to get lost than to immerse yourself in natural beauty and summer sunshine? Allow the wildflowers blowing in the breeze and the mystery and majesty of the mountains and forests to re-energize your creative spirit and the interior spaces you love.
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THE BOX Choosing a new floor might be easy. Choosing a floor that goes with your countertops, wall colors, and the new couch you bought last month? Maybe not so easy. Well, until now. At Flooring America, we’ll deliver samples right to your door so you can see what inspires, and what works. And ordering them is super simple. Just browse our wide selection of floors online, order up to six samples, and we’ll deliver them in two to three business days. That’s it. Try it today.
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TRAVEL DESIGN TIPS
The change of season is a great time to breathe new life into your home’s design. What better way to update the personal touches around your living space than with travel-inspired souvenirs and mementos from vacations past? Whether you have a box of collected items from cities
around the world, old memories saved on the camera roll, or a shell from your favorite beach, we’ve got eight tips on how to best incorporate your favorite travels into everyday home design.
BRING THE BEACH TO YOUR HOME.
Many of us long for extra days with our toes in the sand, enjoying the sights, smells, and sounds of the ocean. Summer is the perfect time to incorporate aquatic designs, colors, and collectibles into your home, whether you’re living in a beachfront property or an urban complex. Crafting beach-inspired centerpieces for the dining room, living room, and bathroom can be a beautiful way to use sand, shells, starfish, sand dollars, and other natural finds from your coastal getaways. In the dining room, create an ocean-themed centerpiece using a common household tray or a large, shallow glass bowl. Place a layer of sand in the bottom to add depth, and layer in smaller shells with larger items like sand dollars, starfish, and tulip shells on top. Similarly, you can use any remaining beach finds to dress up your mantel or bathroom counter with a DIY creation. For a more permanent fixture to pair with seaside arrangements, upgrade your floors to luxury vinyl tile or planks. Texturized vinyl floors closely resemble natural wood and provide waterproof features for sandy, beachlike wood aesthetics in living and dining areas. Complement dining room tables and wood-look floors with textiles that use oceaninspired blues and sand-like neutrals such as area rugs and table runners.
Design by REBECCA HAY Photography by MIKE CHAJECKI
Design by MICHELLE BERWICK Photography by LARRY ARNAL
ARTISTICALLY ADORN YOUR WALLS.
Hanging unique travel art and destination photography is one of the easiest ways to incorporate vacation memories into the home. From postcards and Polaroids to wall art and maps, there are many design options to show off your favorite places. For a vintage aesthetic, a beautiful way to make a statement is to hang small Polaroids from string or yarn, like a clothesline. Attach the string safely to your wall and incorporate hanging lights for added effect. This trend has made its way from college dorms to urban flats and has become popular in contemporary home design. For those who prefer a more traditional route, frame and hang any destination artwork, postcards, or personal photos that you’ve taken from your trip.
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TRAVEL DESIGN TIPS
MAP OUT YOUR TRAVELS.
A thoughtful way to visually represent multiple trips in one design, travel maps are an increasingly popular trend across generations. Local and global maps displayed throughout your home are a fantastic way to showcase destinations you’ve visited. Purchase a personalized global map and add pins to wherever you’ve been in the world. Alternatively, “scratch maps” can be found in most souvenir stores, offering affordability and beauty when framed. Browse DIY shopping sites to find specialty maps with wood frames for tasteful charm. This popular form of wall art adds the perfect touch to a home office, study, or library. Local maps from places you’ve visited are also great forms of artwork to reminisce and inspire.
USE EXOTIC AROMAS AS COMPLEMENTARY DECOR.
When people think of the many ways to complement their existing interior design, aromas and spices aren’t typically the first things that come to mind. Culinary travel is a popular form of tourism that allows us to dive deeper into the food, beverages, and other gastronomic delights that different regions and cultures have to offer. Think about the various foodie items you’ve brought home that could enliven your kitchen or dining space: ground coffee from Costa Rica, spiced chai from bustling London, mulling spices from a Bavarian village—even a handpoured candle from a restaurateur. These common items are fabulous examples of souvenirs we can display, smell, and often consume from our travels. For an organic look, easily display your spices, teas, and coffees in decorative mason jars or a spice rack with vials. 16
TIP Design by DIANA ROSE Photography by MIKE CHAJECKI
Paxton in Taupe by Nourison
DRESS UP FURNISHINGS WITH TEXTILES AND PILLOWS.
Just because the warmer weather has arrived doesn’t mean you have to stow away your cozy blankets for the season. Dress up your home with textiles, blankets, and pillows from your favorite trips to incorporate local designs from other regions, countries, and continents. Highly texturized blankets and eye-popping decorative pillows are a great way to complement neutral furnishings and wall colors. Draping your blanket over a corner of your couch is a stylish way to show off a splash of color, even if the summer heat is enough to keep you warm. Textiles such as area rugs and window treatments are always an easy way to bring your favorite memories into the home. Handwoven area rugs can nicely complement smaller spaces like entryways and hallways, incorporating regional artistry into specific parts of your home. Design At Home™ | 17
TRAVEL DESIGN TIPS
INCORPORATE LITERATURE IN ANY ROOM.
Many travelers find their carry-ons brimming with books and magazines for an enjoyable beach read during their stay. If you find yourself returning home with more books than you left with, easily organize travel reads into a neat display. Travel novels, destination guides, and regional cookbooks are all great examples of books that look great in the kitchen, on your coffee table, or front and center on a bookshelf. Stacking a few travel books on your coffee table may sound too easy to count as design. But topping your stack with a photo, candle, or artistic book weight can easily transform a pile of books into a scenic display. For a truly foodie kitchen, organize your destination cookbooks in a designated section, such as a small nook, a shelf, or even a corner of your kitchen countertop. Arranging cookware, spices, and jars of olive oil around your cookbooks will give the display an immersive feeling of belonging in your kitchen. If you already have a large bookshelf dedicated to literature, consider creating a small section with travel-themed works. Including tiny souvenirs around these books will pull together a complete travel section of your house while providing a space for small knickknacks like magnets, pins, shot glasses, and snow globes. Design by SARA BEDERMAN Photography by STEPHANI BUCHMAN
EMBRACE HANDMADE ARTISTRY THROUGHOUT YOUR HOME.
From clay-sculpted vases to ceramic bowls and even glassblown objects, there are numerous ways to incorporate handmade artistry from your travels into your home. Embracing handmade souvenirs is a way to support local businesses while adding design elements that are 100 percent unique and original. Ceramics and pottery from around the world can be placed by the hearth or an entertainment center for depth, character, and a splash of color. Incorporating claycrafted vases and pots with faux or natural greenery is not only a stunning way to display your souvenirs but also adds natural, earthy tones to your home. Many handmade crafts such as wind chimes, birdhouses, and lanterns can also complement outdoor spaces like a screened lanai or patio area. 18
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TACKLE LARGER HOME RENOVATIONS FOR A PERSONAL OASIS.
If you’re considering larger home renovations or drafting the blueprints for a brand-new home, seize the opportunity to incorporate resort features and craft your own personal oasis. Turn your master bathroom into a home spa with a detached Japanese tub. This luxurious bathroom commodity is all about inner reflection, meditation, and a seamless blend of nature and home through modern and unusual architecture. Including slate or granite bath tile, ferns, bamboo, and other forms of greenery and natural light will put the finishing touches on a truly Zen bathroom spa experience. If your master bathroom is on the ground level, this presents a perfect opportunity to include a sliding glass door to easily view and access your outdoor space. When planning exterior elements for an at-home paradise, consider your favorite hobbies and activities. Building an outdoor firepit securely with brick masonry and large wooden lawn chairs gives the appearance of stylish, intentional planning as opposed to beach chairs surrounding a transportable fire pit. If your home includes an in-ground pool, add some old-world charm with a stone waterfall inspired by renaissance water fountains from Italian cityscapes. The inclusion of a waterfall pleases the senses visually and audibly with the continuous white noise of flowing water. Design At Home™ | 19
It’s time to book those
beachfront homes and
pack up a suitcase for your next sunny adventure. And while faraway
hotel destinations can
be glamorous, nothing
beats getting home after a long week of travel.
But how do you carry the elements of luxury living into inspiration for your
everyday home interiors? Take a look at a few
stunning design features that can turn your home
into a resort-inspired oasis.
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MODERN LUXURY BEDROOMS Take advantage of the floor space in your bedroom and install a luxuriously soft bed. Whether you have a California king or a simple queen, investing in high-thread-count linens, a quality mattress, and plenty of
pillows will elevate your space. Balance out pops of color with a neutral-toned hardwood and add a cozy area rug to complete the look.
Design by JENNIFER BACKSTEIN Photography by JENNIFER BACKSTEIN INTERIORS
SPA ELEMENTS IN THE BATHROOM A trend that has certainly picked up this year is updating master baths with spa design elements.
Upgrade your bathroom with pieces that inspire relaxation and small moments of peace. Whether you’re thinking about a full remodel with a freestanding soaking tub and a floating marble vanity or smaller updates like a copper faucet and tile backsplash, don’t forget the little touches. Small details are everything, so pay attention to light fixtures, greenery, bath mats, and paint colors. Design by DIANA ROSE Photography by MIKE CHAJECKI Design At Home™ | 23
OUTDOOR SHOWERS Perfect for your summer cottage or lake home, outdoor showers add an element of serenity when it comes to your morning routine. Plus, outdoor showers make for great spaces to
rinse off when you’re just getting in from a day of sand and fun at the beach or when you’re washing up after an afternoon of weeding the garden. Design by LAURA HAY Photography by LISA PETROLE
RESTAURANT-STYLE DINING There’s nothing better than sharing a home-cooked meal with friends and family. Transform your dining
room into a gorgeous gathering place by adding a large table with cozy chairs. Make an existing fireplace
the focal point, or install a unique chandelier to add character. After eating, the fun doesn’t need to stop—a comfortable dining room can transform into a sitting area or game room for continued family time. Design by HIBOU DESIGN + CO Photography by DREW HADLEY
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OPEN-AIR LIVING The popularity of open-air living has grown extensively over the past few years as people look to seamlessly
blend their indoor and outdoor spaces. The simple joy of transitioning your activities outdoors on a sunny day
is made easy with modern glass door designs. Think about installing waterproof tile or luxury vinyl floors near your double glass doors that lead from your dining area out to the backyard. You won’t regret doubling your entertainment space with an outdoor kitchen or a blended lounge space.
Design by JENNIFER BACKSTEIN Photography by MIKE CHAJECKI
Q&A with Margarita Bravo Design Studio
RENOVATION Photography by ZACH CORNWELL
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Tell us a little bit about your client’s needs for this townhome renovation.
Our client was a first-time homeowner for this place, and as such, she wanted to bring her personality into it. To do this, we needed to get to know our client—her likes, her passions, and so on. It turns out that our client loves the outdoors, nature, and traveling. Our design incorporated these aspects of her life.
This is a small space. What are your initial thoughts when approaching a design that has a smaller square footage? We are laser focused on functionality. We need to understand what is a priority for the client and what is not. Prior to designing the space, we try to gain a good understanding of the place’s workflow. Once that is done, we then add the aesthetic elements to the design. To achieve this level of knowledge, we ask a lot of questions about how the client functions in her space.
Wallpaper is really hot right now, and we love the way you’ve used it in the powder room. Often, decorating with wallpaper can be tricky. How do you approach designing with wallpaper, especially in a small room such as a bathroom?
We believe the powder bathroom is a perfect space to design with wallpapers because the powder bath on its own can often be a great place to make a bold design statement. In general, wallpapers offer an incredible option to complement design features. They can also be the focal point of a room. Wallpapers are a great tool in your designer’s toolbox.
Color is used liberally throughout the rooms in this space. How do you feel that color plays an important factor in interior design, and what colors do you recommend using together?
Our design approach to a space always becomes personal because we love to understand our client’s vision and how they see themselves in their space long after the design is done. In our mind, colors reflect personality, vision, and desires from a client standpoint. Colors are a function of what the client wants, and they may vary from combinations of orange and greens to neutral tones to bolder shades. This client is super nice, incredibly polite, and fun. She loves nature activities like hiking, canoeing, and being in open spaces. Our client has also traveled a lot to South America to countries like Peru and Chile. The colors chosen for this design reflect all this and include natural, earthy tones with a pop of color here and there. We love how it turned out, but more importantly, we love that the client is so happy with her place.
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The honey-hued hardwood floors in this design are beautiful and have a charming, old-world appeal. Were these original to the architecture of the place?
They are lovely indeed, and they were original to the architecture of the place, which facilitated the blend of colors and elements of our interior design.
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There are many wooden objects tied into this space, from the light hardwood floors and airy dining chairs to the rich espresso dining table and dark wooden bookcase—but they all form a cohesively beautiful space. What are your top tips for successfully blending natural elements together?
These design processes are very personal. When there is a direct connection with the client and the client is not afraid of using patterns, combining colors, and mixing natural elements, then creative juices flow and the magic happens. A top tip for designs like these is to look for the flow of lines along the combination of different components to see how they mix and match with each other.
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There are some really unique pieces in this space, including the wall tapestry and the woven basket in the living room. How do you draw design inspiration from artwork and one-of-a-kind artifacts?
Our client is well-traveled, especially to Peru, Chile, and other places in South America. As such, she had a rich portfolio of artwork that needed to be incorporated into the design. Our colors and overall material selection considered these pieces of art right from the start. We too love to travel. Traveling does many things for your soul, one of which is to give you a different perspective on life. It also makes for a good source of inspiration.
We love the entryway table setup. What are some top design tips for making a good first impression with your foyer?
We believe mixing and matching different materials, elements, and colors can offer the opportunity to create an area or design that will stand out, particularly for spaces where you want to make the first impression last longer in a positive manner.
We noticed there’s a lot of different lighting throughout the space, from the overhead fan to the lamps to the tea light candles on the dining room table. How did you approach lighting when it came to this design?
Interior design incorporates so many different aspects that are equally important. Lighting cannot be isolated from colors, other materials, artwork, furniture, or wallpaper. We believe lighting can add to the harmony and cohesiveness of a design because it can—and should—highlight certain features of the interior design and the overall personality of the space when required. Our lighting design for this and any other design is based on this approach.
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NEW FLOORS THAT WILL MAKE, AND CAN HANDLE,
Come see our wide selection of beautiful waterproof floors for yourself. Or use our simple online tools to find options that perfectly fit your home and can handle whatever you, or Mother Nature, throw at them. Stop by your local store today for details.
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WE LOVE Dive into three evolving interior design styles this summer with the latest edition of Styles We Love, influenced by sunny days and vibrant decor. From Boutique Hotel to Cape Cod Coastal to Rustic Cabincore, these three trends pair the hottest season of the year with tranquil home design.
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Modern chic meets art deco with our favorite Boutique Hotel pairings. Contemporary styles and colors pair brilliantly with vintage accent pieces and tile designs in this standout decor. Our boutique-inspired assortment takes travel lovers on a summer holiday within their own home.
1. Elk Home Acuminate 61” Wide 15-Light Linear Chandelier Available at Lighting One 2. Renwil Bergenia Hand-Painted Canvas by Lola 3. Pottery Barn Ludlow 18.5” Trunk End Table in White 4. Lulu and Georgia Odele Platform Bed in Pine Velvet 5. Daltile Lavaliere Shapestry in Calacatta Gold/Brass 6. McGee & Co. Providence Cabinet in Drifted Matte Black Oak 7. CB2 Jed Linen and Shearling Chair in Hemi, Ivory 8. Arhaus Finnley Round Coffee Table 9. Hearth & Home Blow Your Mind in Billowing Sail by Flooring America/Flooring Canada Design At Home™ | 37
Coastal CAPE COD
This seaside collection is all about neutrals and blues, capturing the appearance of a classic Cape Cod beach house. With furnishings inspired by natural elements such as beach wood, marshy shores, and aquatic blues, these unique style blends create an aesthetic that’s purely New England.
1. Currey & Company Antibes Chandelier Available at Lighting One 2. West Elm Calm Marsh Wall Art 3. One Kings Lane 3-Wick Candle, Sea & Dune 4. Scout & Nimble Four Hands Everly Sofa 5. Wire Brushed White Oak Hardwood by Flooring America/Flooring Canada 6. McGee & Co. Spring Wreath 7. Williams Sonoma Oversize Coral on Stand 8. Pottery Barn Molucca 62” Media Console in Madera Blue 9. CB2 Amato Rattan Dining Armchair 10. Tigressa Underspin Plus Tonal in Destiny by Flooring America/Flooring Canada Design At Home™ | 39
Incorporating shades of trendy sage green and rich browns influenced by solid wood tones, Rustic Cabincore evokes the scenery and natural wonders of the forest and mountain dwellings. This eclectic cottage decor offers serene tones and charming qualities inspired by the peace and quiet of a cabin retreat. Curl up with a good book, and feel connected to nature with these earthy trends.
1. Elk Home Carbondale 15” Wide 1-Light Pendant available at Lighting One 2 McGee & Co. Crosset Indoor/Outdoor Throw 3. Pottery Barn Eva Skinny Arch Windowpane Wall Mirror 4. Crate & Barrel Wells Leather Sofa Taurus Leather in Fern 5. Scout & Nible Astrid Floor Lamp Dark Brown Leather 6. Weathered Pine Look Luxury Vinyl by Flooring America/Flooring Canada 7. Arhaus Sycamore Cabinet 8. Passages by Tigressa Passage to Stillness in Zen Garden by Flooring America/Flooring Canada 9. CB2 Saic Quantam Rocking Chair in Notion, Gunsmoke 10. Perigold Booth & Williams Vintage Book ColorPak 11. Burke Décor Bingham Coffee Table Design At Home™ | 41
FLOORS READY FOR SOME
If you’re looking for a wide selection of flooring options built to withstand everything your kids can dream or drag up, we’ve got you covered. Come see our kid-proof floors for yourself, and head home with some extra protection against your little one’s inevitable slips and spills. Stop by your local store today for details.
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FLOORING for Your New House or Vacation Home
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The pandemic encouraged many of us to think
long and hard about where we live and how our environment shapes us. As people moved out of the cities in search of more space and room to grow, the housing market saw a big boom.
Many undiscovered rural towns and vacation destinations saw their tourist traffic pick up
and their property prices rise as families looked to purchase homes away from crowded urban
centers, and some even built a second place at their favorite getaway spot.
Maybe you’ve hopped on board this trend and recently bought that seacoast vacation home
your family has had their eyes on. Or maybe
you’ve seen this uptick in the housing market as
an opportunity to sell your condo in the city and
relocate to a house on the outskirts of town. While designing a new home on or a vacation spot can be a hassle, finding the perfect floors to fit your family’s lifestyle shouldn’t have to be!
Most likely, if you have a big family full of kids
and pets, you’ll be needing mess-proof floors that can handle dripping swimsuits and muddy paw
prints. As important as it is to have beautiful floors in your home, you should also be able to strike a good balance between quality and affordability.
That’s what many of our family-friendly flooring products at Flooring America/Flooring Canada aim to do.
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Make Bath Time a Cinch with Waterproof Floors Chances are you already have waterproof flooring installed in your bathroom—but is your flooring slip-proof
and durable too? Often, tile is a top contender for the
bathroom because it’s naturally waterproof and known for its strength. While tile is a great
choice, be careful to choose a tile that’s not too high gloss
for your home as these tend
to get slippery when wet and
you don’t want it to cause any accidents.
Plus, if you’ve purchased a
place near the beach, chances are you’re going to see a lot of wet swimsuits and sand
dragged into your bathroom this summer, so be sure you
install a floor that’s capable of handling those extra outdoor elements that often creep in.
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“If you’re thinking about installing hardwood throughout your family’s home, consider engineered hardwood—designed to maximize the natural strength of the characteristics of wood.”
Protect Against Messy Shoes Authentic hardwood flooring has a timeless appeal with its unique grain patterning and historical
charm, so it’s no wonder you often find hardwood floors in grand foyers or entryways—they make
a good first impression! If you’re thinking about installing hardwood throughout your family’s
home, consider engineered hardwood—designed to maximize the natural strength of the characteristics of wood. Whether you’re running in from the lake or hauling camp gear out to the car, it’s important to invest in a floor like engineered hardwood or luxury vinyl that’s able to withstand the test of time.
If you have little ones who are more prone to slips or accidents, opt for flooring solutions that can
cushion their fall. Luxury vinyl and laminate are
softer options for the entryway of your home, and
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Spill-Proof Floors for Culinary Adventures From Friday night dinner
experiments to Saturday morning pancake mixing, it’s safe to
say your kitchen floors may
see a lot of spilled ingredients
and culinary mishaps. But that
doesn’t mean you need to spend all your free time cleaning. Find a floor that’s both
waterproof and stainproof, like
luxury vinyl or tile. Luxury vinyl has the benefit of mimicking natural hardwood or stone
while being more comfortable
underfoot, so if you’re a master chef and plan on using your
kitchen often, luxury vinyl might
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DARK RUSTIC WOOD-LOOK LUXURY VINYL by Flooring America/Flooring Canada
just be the perfect fit for you!
Carpet That Can Do It All When it comes to the cozy, comfortable areas of your home, what flooring should you choose? Whether
you’re looking to add a plush carpet in the family room or hoping to install a fun print in your child’s bedroom, the good news is there is a carpet that can do it all.
Recent advancements to fiber technology and stain
resistance have made it possible for carpets to fight off the popsicle stains and protect against juice spills—all while providing a soft place to land.
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WHITE OAK HARDWOOD
BEIGE BOHO-CHIC CARPET
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Flooring Vibe? Choosing the right flooring is one of the most fundamental steps in home design, but the process shouldn’t feel like just another box to tick. Your selection should be as personal to your taste as your favorite color or your dream destination. Check out these five styles to find the best flooring to suit your summer vibe!
• Track your vacation time in a spreadsheet to make sure you’ve used every last minute • Keep a weekender bag packed and ready for spontaneous getaways • Have themed playlists for any destination you might find yourself visiting
Our Flooring Recommendations:
• A white oak engineered hardwood built to handle life’s toughest messes so you can make a quick escape • A beige boho-chic textured carpet that blends style, softness, and stain resistance for a worry-free lifestyle (Pictured: Resista Soft Style Soft & Able Tonal in Natural Cream by Flooring America/Flooring Canada) Design At Home™ | 49
FLOORS FOR PERSONALITY
BLEACHED WHITE WOOD LOOK LVT
SOFT PATTERNED CARPET
NEUTRAL TONED CARPET
• Look forward to spending your summer days barefoot in the sand with a good book in your lap • Live in a suspended state of sunburned but happy • Have an entire summer wardrobe of swimsuits and beach coverups
Our Flooring Recommendations:
• A bleached white wood-look luxury vinyl that’s designed to protect against dripping wet swimsuits and sandy shoes • A soft patterned pet-proof carpet that resembles grooves in the sand (Pictured: Hearth & Home Blow Your Mind in Flaxseed by Flooring America/Flooring Canada) • A captivating neutral-toned carpet with textured patterning that’s built for hightraffic areas and resists all beach-house spills and stains (Pictured: Rival by Resista Rival & Delightful in Camel by Flooring America/Flooring Canada)
• Have a green thumb and spend every weekend in the garden
• Live for the nice weather so you can spend time outdoors doing your favorite summer activities like kayaking, hiking, and camping • Are the first one your friends call to rescue the wildlife that fell in the pool
Our Flooring Recommendations:
• A bleached white wood-look luxury vinyl with waterproof features that will hold up to muddy shoes and potted plants • A trackless mossy green carpet designed to protect against any stains or accidents from your four-legged companion (Pictured: Tigressa Sampriti II Premiere Solid in Apple Mint by Flooring America/Flooring Canada) • A rich green textured plush carpet that repels water to make cleaning up spills easy (Pictured: Resista Soft Style Soft & Grand 12’ in Avocado by Flooring America/Flooring Canada)
MOSSY GREEN CARPET
BLEACHED WHITE WOOD-LOOK LUXURY VINYL
RICH GREEN TEXTURED PLUSH
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FLOORS FOR PERSONALITY
SLICED WHITE HICKORY HARDWOOD
BLUE TEXTURED PLUSH ROSE GOLD CARPET
• Love being the center of attention and are known for your ability to captivate an audience • Never miss a night out with your friends—especially when you’re going somewhere new • Are the first one to get up on stage at karaoke night
Our Flooring Recommendations:
• A bubbly rose gold carpet with built-in stain resistance for when you host cocktail hour at your place (Pictured: Innovia Sossoman Plus in Delicacy by Flooring America/Flooring Canada) • A sliced white hickory hardwood with weathered streaks that’s both distinctly unique and historical • A textured plush blue carpet that’s footprint free for all the rooms in the house that see a lot of foot traffic (Pictured: Tigressa Underspin Tonal in Teal Motif by Flooring America/Flooring Canada)
Our Flooring Recommendations:
• Keep a carefully logged planner close at hand • Fill your weekends with activities like writing workshops, community service, pottery classes, and meal prep • Spend your free time devouring books and editing your GoodReads list
• A sophisticated arctic blue carpet protected by a revolutionary stain warranty that will save you a headache on those busy mornings (Pictured: Resista Soft Style Soft & Grand 12’ in Panama by Flooring America/Flooring Canada) • A classic white oak hardwood designed to be waterproof and worry-free for your hectic lifestyle • A sleek patterned pet-proof carpet that will elevate any space with its dimension and warmth (Get the Look: Tigressa Cherish Fan Favorite in Apple Butter available at Flooring America/Flooring Canada)
CLASSIC WHITE OAK HARDWOOD
ARCTIC BLUE CARPET
SLEEK PATTERNED CARPET
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s e p a c s d n a L Ocean INSPIRED BY
Airy, light, and beautiful, interiors designed to mimic the ocean and coastal landscapes bring a calming atmosphere to any home. There’s nothing quite like a trip to the beach full of
fun and sunshine, so why not bring some of those colorful memories home with you in
your interior design? Take your inspiration
from the cool blue ocean waves and the warm
sunshine to create the ultimate oasis that is both comfortable and soothing.
Coastal-inspired design is known for its
laid-back, chic look. It allows you to take the ambiance of a beautiful seaside retreat and
bring it into your home through colors, textures, patterns, and designs. Neutral colors form the basis for this style with the occasional pop of
a vibrant hue. Using this design style to bring
comfort to your home will always remind you of your most cherished summer moments.
Cozy carpets are a staple for any home with their design versatility and built-in comfort.
And what better way to bring the peace and tranquility of coastal waters to your home
than by installing the most comfortable type
of flooring? Even adding an area rug to your
living room or bedroom can accent your decor
with luxurious texture or bold patterns. Carpets and area rugs are the coziest of flooring types,
offering natural cushiness that brings a sense of serenity to your home.
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CREATING A LAID-BACK LIVING SPACE WITH CARPET
When you go on vacation to your favorite beach, you expect to be able to
relax and have a good time. Why not bring that feeling home with you? The first step in creating a laid-back living space is to incorporate elements that
offer comfort. You can do this by starting from the ground up and building a simple foundation. When you want to bring the sun-warmed sands into your space, consider starting with a beautiful new carpet. To create an
informal, casual look with your carpet, you’ll want to go for soft textures. You can do this by installing carpeting that offers a longer cut pile, such as a frieze carpet. Carpeting that is plush and textured can look as if it’s
emulating natural patterns like waves in the water or grooves in the sand.
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DECORATING WITH INSPIRED AREA RUGS
Area rugs create another layer of color and texture in your home,
and there are so many types to choose from! From colorful accent rugs to runners and entryway rugs, you can’t go wrong. Before
selecting which area rug you want in your space, it’s important to determine what size the rug should be. Consider the size of your
space, the foot traffic in that space, and what type of activities will be taking place in the space where you’re planning to install the
area rug. Whether you’re looking for an area rug for your bedroom, hallway, living room, or foyer, the selection is endless.
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PRISMATIC IN GREY/SEAFOAM BY NOURISON
FROM COASTAL BLUES TO GOLDEN HUES
When you choose the right color carpet
For example, if the color scheme in
of your whole space. When it comes to
break them up by including a yellow or
or area rug, you elevate the aesthetic
a coastal-inspired color palette, choose calming hues inspired by sunny days spent at the shore so you can obtain
that beachy feeling. Traditionally, soft beachy blues, deep sea navies, and
warm sandy taupes have been used in many coastal designs.
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your home has mostly neutral colors,
golden area rug in your space. This will add some color and brighten up your
room. Other color choices that match the coastal theme are crisp white, seafoam green, coral pink, and turquoise blue. Regardless of your choice, the best
color palette for beach-like flooring is
typically light and calming with neutral tones and just a touch of darker hues.
ACCENTING WITH PATTERNS AND TEXTURES
Incorporating patterns and textures in your decorating scheme doesn’t have to be intimidating. Generally, when layering patterns and textures, it’s best to combine prints that are different colors or scales. Ideally, in most design spaces, the most
prominent pattern in the room is typically an area rug that helps set the tone for the rest of the space and adds a layer of either a complementary or contrasting pattern.
Because being at the beach is all about feeling the sand between your toes, it is
important to consider the sensations you experience at the beach and try to apply them to the textures or patterns you add to your space. Bringing in bits of natural beauty can help you conceptualize a beach aesthetic in your home. For textures,
consider woven area rugs made with natural fibers such as jute, sisal, cotton, and linen. Natural fibers will help create a beachier feel. For patterns, be sure to find textural ones that are visually appealing and bring your space to life. Nautical
motifs like anchors, boats, waves, or palm fronds can be just the touch of texture your interior needs. If you’re looking for something simpler or more subtle, consider stripes or chevron patterns in cheerful colors.
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good things URBAN LIVING
Written by TRISHA ISABEY Design by ISABEY INTERIORS Photography by TREVOR COOPER
Urban living can be a bit of a trade-off (or, depending on how you look at it, a big tradeoff). Whereas the suburbs are commonly known for larger homes and properties at a lower price, urban dwellings offer the convenience, community, and flair of a downtown address. Many will gladly sacrifice one for the other, but I’m here to tell you that you can have your cake and eat it too. From an interior design perspective, there are ways to make a small space appear larger; as they say, perception is everything. Here are three tips to achieve an artful compromise without sacrifice and live large in your small home.
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Maximize the light and view. It’s amazing what a few windows can do, and thankfully for downtown dwellers, many newer city condos feature window walls and openconcept floor plans that make the most of their two best features: the light and the views. This urban condo my team recently designed features wide expanses of glass and breathtaking views that became an instant focal point for us. In small spaces like this one, a great view can help draw the eye out toward the horizon to create the illusion of more space within the suite. We made the view one of our key focal points by positioning the sitting area so it faces the windows and leaves unobstructed views across the entire suite. You can literally sit and enjoy the view from any point within this main living area. The second maximizing element we’ll touch on is light. Natural light is a small room’s best friend, making it appear bigger, brighter, and airier. If privacy isn’t a concern, consider leaving windows uncovered to make the most of the daylight. If you want to shut out the world when the sun goes down, get some retractable blinds or streamlined blackout curtains that can be pulled out of sight by day or drawn on demand at night. To help amplify the effects of natural light, opt for bright, neutral colors, which are more reflective than their darker, deeper color counterparts. Use light colors on everything that occupies a big visual snapshot in your space—for example, your wall paint, rugs, and large-scale furniture such as a sectional. Or take it a step further and choose a few furnishings and accessories that are actually reflective, such as a large mirror, mirrored and polished chrome furniture, and high-polished finishes that bounce light around the room. If natural light is hard to come by in your space, ensure you have ample and evenly distributed ambient lighting. Ambient light is the general lighting in the room and is meant to mimic daylight. If your room lacks windows, consider adding extra pot lights or ceiling-mounted fixtures, table or floor lamps, and accent lighting to highlight the home’s best features. Then add plenty of mirrors and reflective elements to visually double the light you’ve just created and trick the eye into seeing double the space.
“To help amplify the effects of natural light, opt for bright, neutral colors, which are more reflective than their darker, deeper color counterparts.”
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Streamline with built-ins. Furniture typically occupies precious floor space, and having too many furnishings—even if you consider them essential—can quickly make a room feel a lot smaller. Given the option, I always recommend built-ins for small spaces for two reasons. First of all, built-ins often come in the form of bookcases, cabinets, and shelves, which are great storage systems that can be concealed behind doors or panels, if desired. They are also a great way to display collections and
select items. Second, because these furnishings are integrated into the plans of the home as opposed to add-ons, they become part of the home, blending in and even disappearing entirely. In my professional experience, these design features are usually highly coveted items, and if they’re not included in the home design, they are often included later in the quest for a dream home.
I personally love using built-in shelving to help highlight a focal point within a space. This type of framing helps attract the eye in a subtle, grounded way but also amplifies the feature and makes it feel that much grander. For example, this fireplace is flanked by builtin open bookcases, painted white to become part of the millwork. Then, adding function to aesthetics, the homeowner uses these areas to store and display family photos, art, and collections. The secret to styling success is keeping your display simple and selective!
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Embrace the negative space. In interior design, the negative space in a room is just as important as the elements that fill the space. Negative space is blank space—those empty corners and bare walls that give your eyes a chance to breathe. Negative space also allows for more room so residents and guests can physically maneuver around furnishings and people and through traffic paths. Because most downtown dwellers are likely limited in square footage, the best way to achieve negative space and free up more of that valuable breathing room is by editing down your furnishings and unwanted items. If you’re working with an existing space (and stuff), evaluate each item and only keep the things that you really love and use. This really comes down to prioritization of your belongings and to free and clear living, with a minimal interior to match. Put simply, less stuff means more space. To get there, limit your furniture to essential items and multifunctional pieces; by multifunctional, I mean ensure you factor aesthetics into your decisions. Choose leggy furniture you can see under or through, such as a sofa with feet and chairs with slim legs. Also consider glass and chrome furniture and accessories that don’t block light or obstruct views. But you may be asking how to add negative space without leaving the room looking unfinished. As a design professional, I abide by purposeful design. This is how I approach every project, and not only in terms of the items I choose to add; I also consider the spaces left empty. Look at traffic patterns, and consider how you use each space. Then, furnish and accessorize only as needed. Periodically stand back and evaluate your composition to ensure you’re achieving a nice balance. Don’t overdo it. Remember: less is more.
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The secret to a great interior design is to balance what you want with what you really need. When it comes to compact urban homes, whether we’re talking condos, townhomes, or houses, they can all pack a big punch within a limited floor plan.
In fact, if you’re looking for character and charm, an urban home could be the way to go, often telling a story at every turn. At the same time, urban homes can certainly pose some challenges, such as smaller rooms and less light. But as they say, good things really do come in small packages. With a purposeful design plan and perhaps an experienced, professional designer guiding you through the home renovation dust, you too can make the most of your smaller home and maximize that motto. It may just take some thought and planning to uncover those hidden treasures.
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BY DESIGN Written by LAURA HAY
The cottage is the epitome of a “great escape.” It’s become the North American dream: a getaway from the everyday, a retreat to relaxation and recreation, and a return to nature and a simpler way of life. It’s a place to unplug, unwind, and put your feet up. Often, that wooded, waterfront, or countryside haven is miles from home. But what if your great escape is in the urban jungle? Leave your worries at the door. You too can achieve sweet serenity, regardless of your physical location. Whether you’re building a brand-new home, renovating an existing one, or redecorating a room, here are some of my favorite ways to bring that coveted cottage lifestyle a little closer to home.
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Materials are an effective way of expressing this distinctive style. In this case, I like using cottage-inspired elements that come directly from nature, such as natural wood, raw stone, and organic textiles like linen, cotton, and wool. These materials often evoke strong emotions that draw many to this decorating style— namely, feelings of being cozy, relaxed, comfortable, and welcomed. Wood floors are a common characteristic of cottage-style homes—informal and perfectly imperfect. Conveying a message of “No, don’t take your shoes off—just come on in,” wood floors seem to beckon to arriving residents and guests. All they need is a sweep and occasional polish to bring them back to their original glory. You can amp up the rustic, casual aesthetic charm by selecting a wide plank floor. Reclaimed species like hemlock and pine are beautiful. For new solid and engineered hardwood, European white oak is my top choice for its consistent grain and coloring, plus its wide range of stain options. Beadboard or shiplap wood paneling are common finishing options for cottage-style walls and ceilings. To avoid being swallowed up by a uniform wood finish, which can leave you feeling closed in, consider painting the shiplap or beadboard in a fresh hue that complements the natural wood in the space. Washed wood can also be incorporated to create a cozy, cabininspired look and feel.
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Wood furniture is the obvious choice for a cottage-style home, solidifying a relationship to nature and suggesting warmth and history through every dent and ding, which are not only accepted but welcomed. However, it’s not the only option. Achieve an eclectic, collected vibe by incorporating a few painted pieces, whether they’re metal or glass.
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Yes, decor is less of an investment than built-in items, but don’t discount its power or value. Accessories, art, accents—these seemingly small, individual elements combine to achieve a greater whole and the carefully considered cottage vibe that, if done right, comes off as completely carefree. Having many cottage designs under my belt, I can attest that a coat of paint can go a long way. When designing cottages (whether actual ones or homes inspired by them), I often complement the space by choosing organic materials with a natureinspired color palette. Whites, offwhites, and soft creams are the perfect base for that relaxed, rustic style that’s so popular. And with new trending hues for 2022, the move toward gentle green tones seems practically tailored to this cottage aesthetic—a perfect color to solidify one’s connection to nature. Underfoot, rugs bring warmth to bare feet and to the broader mood in the home. Source a vintage, “second-life” rug; a fun braided style; or a flatweave. Even very traditional styles featured in casual settings can gain new life and renewed appreciation. Last but not least, try incorporating some authentic or fun accents to underpin the cottage vibe and look. For example, find a vintage painting or a pair of antique skis or snowshoes to mount above the fireplace. Throw blankets, baskets, and unusual found objects or antiques are all wonderful additions. Use them to highlight focal points in the space, such as a window, fireplace, or entertaining area.
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Photography by GILLIAN JACKSON
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Although every home is different, many share two common focal points: the fireplace and the kitchen. But not all fireplaces and kitchens are created equal, and yours may need to be with countrified to suit your intended cottage aesthetic. Even in an urban setting, you can enhance a home’s cabin appeal by focusing some attention on the fireplace. Start by upgrading the unit itself. Depending on your budget and inclination to redecorate or renovate, you can replace your fireplace or give your existing one a fresh coat of paint and perhaps a new mantle in a warm wood finish Then, bring focus to your new fireplace by positioning your furniture around it. Highlight it with dedicated lighting or a great piece of art. The kitchen is another common focal point in many homes, particularly in cottages designed for socializing and entertaining family and friends. Ensure the kitchen maintains a consistent atmosphere in line with the rest of the home, particularly if it is open to the main living and dining area. Thankfully, you have plenty of opportunities to put natural materials front and center. We’ve already discussed hardwood flooring in the cottage, but it’s worth mentioning again, specifically in the kitchen. Run continuous hardwood floors through the entire home, including the kitchen. Doing this blurs the boundary between living areas and kitchen, making the entire space look larger and feel more cohesive. Complement your wood floor with wood cabinets and an organic backsplash, such as natural stone tile, or if you’re aiming for cottage chic (stress on chic), marble. Then draw the eye upward with open wood shelves that enhance the kitchen’s function and style. Use these to store your frequently used cooking essentials so they’re easily on hand, or reserve these prime spots for a few thoughtfully chosen decorative items, such as handmade pottery and live plants.
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Photography by STEPHANI BUCHMAN
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Cottage chic may be an overused term, but there’s a good reason people keep drifting toward this look, whether at their recreational property or principal residence. Much like the cottage lifestyle that inspires it, this decorating style is casual, comfortable, and carefree—and, in most cases, anything goes. At the end of the day, have fun and incorporate the materials, finishes, and pieces that inspire you to kick back and enjoy life. After all, this is meant to be your great escape from the daily grind and the stresses that come with it. With some inspiration, aspiration, and design planning and strategy, you too can enjoy that beloved lakefront vibe regardless of your physical geography.
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Discovering the perfect blend of natural beauty and sustainable resilience in your flooring is right around the corner with tile flooring. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your bathroom with sleek, polished porcelain or you’re in the market for a rustic, reclaimed wood-look tile in the bedroom, tile is available in a wide range of styles that will complement any home design. With an array of colors, patterns, sizes, and materials, tile products allow for endless creativity in design. Plus, tile flooring is resistant to spills, making it the ideal option for moisture-prone areas of the house such as your kitchens, bathrooms, and entryways. FLOORCRAFT REVOTILE IN SHAKER BEIGE MATTE BY FLOORING AMERICA/FLOORING CANADA
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Laminate flooring is a versatile flooring option for any room in your home, because it is designed to look and feel like its natural counterparts, offered in wood-look and stonelook designs. The benefits of laminate flooring are endless, as these comfortable floors are not only easy on your budget but extremely durable. Laminate is scratch, moisture, stain, and fade resistant, not to mention hypoallergenic. These pet-friendly floors make the best choice for any family with an active household—and it doesn’t hurt that laminate floors are low maintenance and cost effective.
Area rugs are a timeless—and practical—accessory to overlay on any flooring material, with their beautiful designs adding protection, warmth, and comfort underfoot. Area rugs muffle foot traffic and absorb sound to create a quieter environment, making them the perfect addition to bedrooms, family rooms, and living rooms. Available in luxurious natural and synthetic fibers like wool, polyester, and cotton, rugs are a versatile accent piece for any space. Layer them on top of hardwood to instantly improve your floor’s aesthetic and give your home a distinct feel. Rugs come in a wide array of patterns, designs, fibers, and blends, so you’re bound to find an area rug that fits your interior design needs.
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Nothing beats the soft feeling of carpet underfoot, especially when it’s made from the coziest and most durable materials. Choosing a carpeted surface for your home is an easy decision because carpet benefits are numerous, extending from covering uneven subfloors to filtering air quality. Thanks to advancements in flooring technologies, carpets are engineered to withstand the toughest household stains while retaining their softness. Whether you’re looking to elevate your home design with a luxurious Saxony or you’re searching for a nylon blend for the kids’ nursery, carpet is an excellent addition to your home.
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Nothing compares to natural hardwood’s stunning appeal, with its flawless ability to elevate any space and its unique grain patterns. Whether you’re looking for hand-scraped hickory or a white-washed oak, hardwood flooring has the beauty, strength, and character to carry your home design to the next level. While hardwood floors of the past may have been challenging to maintain and did not hold up well to water, today’s hardwood flooring products can be engineered to withstand moisture, and they require much less maintenance. From glossy, traditional solid wood to wide, weathered planks, hardwood lends a timeless appeal to your interior design. 84
Vinyl flooring is quickly becoming one of the most popular flooring solutions on the market. As the best flooring option for homeowners, luxury vinyl creates an elegant space with beautiful wood-look planks or stone-look tiles, all while staying in budget. Combining form, function, and durability into one complete package, luxury vinyl flooring is an excellent choice for active households because it is resistant to stains, spills, and accidents. Modern technology and cuttingedge digital design have made natural texture and visual depth possible for luxury vinyl, offering stunning choices of wood-look, tile, and stone-look designs. With simple installation options like a click-and-lock system, improving your home is easier than ever with beautiful luxury vinyl.
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