• Pattern Trends for Winter Decorating

    Christmas and Hanukkah are now behind us. This can only mean one thing: We have a long, cold, dreary winter ahead of us. Or at least, that's how I sometimes feel the day after the holiday hustle and bustle has had its way with me. But then I remind myself that it's more productive to put a positive...
  • Area Rug Size Guides From Decor Mentor Founder Lisa Ferguson

    Interior designer Lisa Ferguson is the founder of Decor Mentor , a "collaborative, educational online community for interior design pros and consumers". Lisa and her team of designer mentors are seasoned professionals who know the ins and outs of the design world, and have come together on...
  • Designer Nurseries with Designer to the Stars Kari Whitman

    While dreaming up designer nurseries for clients like Jessica Alba, I follow two rules: be green and be creative! You don't have to stick to traditional pink and blue--it should be about imagination and fun. And it should always be eco-friendly! A nursery should be whimsical with some elegant...
  • A Few Highlights from Our January Sale

    I browsed through our January 2009 Sale and Clearance items and picked out a few favorites. These items may sell out quickly, but you could take a look around even if they're no longer available and see if anything strikes your fancy. You can find a good deal. There is an unusual amount of track...
  • Get To Know David Hicks

    I’m sure you have seen designs by or influenced by David Hicks and didn’t even know it. That said, I think it’s time you get to know David Hicks. Hicks was an English designer who was prolific until his death in 1998. Some of his more famous clients included celebrities like Vidal Sassoon...
  • New Area Rugs Brighten Children's Play Rooms

    One of the easiest ways to brighten and redecorate a child's room or play area is to add new floor covering. Doing so can instantly give a space a "theme", from sports to castles and princesses, and helps make the room seem fresh and re-decorated. The new area rug designs for kid's...
  • Choosing the Right-Sized Rug

    One of the biggest comments we hear from area rug customers is that their new rug looks too small for the size of room they've placed it in. It's a common error! In general, most consumers purchase rugs that are too small for their rooms. Here are a couple of hints we think will help you select...
  • Spring Porch Decorating Ideas

    I love spring. Really. To help you get your outdoor spaces ready for spring.... I have a few spring porch decorating ideas and tips. Spring is the time of year when the world shakes off its doldrums and mother nature begins to don her coat of many splendid colors. Spring brings with it joy and...
  • Quick Tip for Cleaning Rug Spills

    Whether you're cleaning up from guests or you were the evening's party fouler, this quick tip from lifehacker on rug cleaning could be a savior. The idea is that you can remove stains with plain, white shaving cream. You could also look for a new area rug to cover up the spot. Eco-friendly...
  • New Season of Bravo's Flipping Out and Tour of Jeff's Client Project

    Get ready...Jeff Lewis is back! Don't be afraid to admit that you missed him (just a little bit). The new season of Bravo TV's Flipping Out brings new changes. Jeff traded his life as a house flipper for a career as an interior designer. Working with and reporting to clients brings a whole new...
  • An Electric Look for Your Floor

    It reminds me of a circuit board, which is maybe why I like the Intervals Topaz Rug so much. The hand-made design features hand tufted, 100% acrylic fiber for your space-age pad. It also comes in an azure green and a fabulous purple. Take a look or browse all our rug collection .
  • The Carpets of Las Vegas

    About seventy per cent of the world’s tufted carpet is made in the vicinity of Dalton, Georgia, and a lot of that ends up in Vegas casinos. As revealed in a New Yorker magazine profile , photographer Chris Maluszynski became fascinated by the crazy "dots, orbs and metastasizing lattices"...
  • Childhood Winter Pastimes - the Spirograph

    This vintage spirograph commercial brought back a flood of childhood memories. Cold winter afternoons spent pressing pens and pencils into small, toothed disks and then lamenting the loss of said disks... To enjoy the nostalgia on a more permanent basis, consider our Spring Buds Handmade Rug . The...
  • Tread Lightly with Eco-Friendly Rugs

    If you're looking for a way to lessen your environmental impact, just look down to your rug. There are many eco-friendly designs available now that are made from sustainable or recycled materials. Jute fiber rugs, like the natural jute rug pictured at left, are a popular option; they are biodegradable...
  • Spring Runway Decor

    Have you noticed that the window between what we see on the fashion runway and how it translates into home décor is closing? Maybe it is due to the many fashion designers who have migrated into home décor, or maybe it is the impact of current technology and globalization, or just maybe...
  • Summer Decor: Bringing The Inside Out

    Summer decor is all about being outdoors, so bringing the inside out will make your patios, balconies and yards much more comfortable and stylish. I’m begging you not to get your patio furniture at the drugstore. That plastic stuff isn’t cute and with a little bit of effort your “inside”...
  • A Kitchen Rug Adds Instant Warmth

    While one might not be inclined to add a kitchen rug, where tomato sauce and chocolate syrup inevitably land, the fact is it's worth the risk and adds instant warmth. These days, rugs are either indestructible, or easily laundered in the machine. The extra cushion is divine for your feet, and the...
  • Fall Decor: All About Layering

    The kids are going back to school, Labor Day is just around the corner, and I'm starting to think about fall decor. It's all about layering - my favorite aspect of the changing season, both in my wardrobe and my home, is the power of layering to evoke feelings of warmth, security, and style....
  • Travel Destinations as Design Inspiration: Asia

    There is nothing more exotic and exciting than the multicultural design inspiration to be found within the various travel destinations of Asia. I have selected India and China as two fabulous examples. These ancient cultures are rich in history and filled with amazing artisans. From carving and textiles...
  • Global Textiles: Exotic Fabrics in Home Decor

    This month the focus is on traveler’s finds and today’s topic touches on global textiles. Our western design sensibilities have been heavily influenced by many of the exotic fabrics produced abroad, we know a great pattern when we see it! Introducing that “well traveled” look...
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