Archive for December, 2018

Using Travel to Decorate Your Home

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There is nothing quite like having the opportunity to escape everyday life and getting lost in a foreign place. If you have ever fallen in love with a destination, you know that a vacation’s end is often met with melancholy. So how can you bring a piece of heaven back to your home so that you always remember that special destination? 

Most travelers look to souvenirs to serve as a reminder. Often, when cheesy souvenirs are implemented in a home’s decor, it tends to look tacky. How can you best embrace your love for travel in your home’s design scheme without overpowering the design? The key to implementing travel into your interior design without disastrous results is moderation. To help you master incorporating travel in your design, we created two simple tips. Let’s take a look! 

Using Souvenirs in Decor

When traveling, try skipping the cheesy souvenir shops that only stock tacky knick-knacks. Instead, you will want to select pieces that will fit in with your home’s decor. It can be a hand-painted bowl that you can sit on your kitchen countertops or a handsewn quilt that you can throw over the couch.

When using souvenirs from foreign places in your home’s decor, you want to do so moderately. Be sure to do so with sophistication and sparingly. That means if you went to a beach destination you should avoid decking the walls in seashells or accessorizing your tabletops with bowls of shells. Instead, display seashells like artwork. Select one unique piece and display it in a way that it stands out on its own.

Simple pieces such as a scented oil or pottery plates that you bought to eat dinner on every night can serve as a reminder of your travels. 

Avoid Theme Decorating

As much as you may love Hawaiian colors, instead of painting the walls those bold colors and using Hawaiian inspired fabrics throughout the house, you can incorporate elements of the theme subtly. You can feature a large painting of your beloved destination. 

Your mementos from your travel should not completely alter the decor of your home. Instead, it should be individual pieces that add to it and causes you to relive that feeling of being on vacation.

Thanks for reading!

Top Flooring Trends of 2018

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This year has brought many changes to the home design industry, and it has been a fantastic time for advancement in new technology and products. During a season of reflecting and recapping the year, we have compiled a short list of the most popular flooring trends in 2018. Let’s take a look! 

  • Waterproof FlooringWith today’s busy families, waterproof flooring comes to the forefront as a requirement that homeowners are requesting. Waterproof flooring can work great in areas like kitchens, family rooms, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and mud rooms. In the past, tile was basically the only flooring that could guarantee a water-resistance property, but now we have 100% waterproof luxury vinyl tile or plank flooring that looks just like wood or tile/stone floors.
  • Wood Look Flooring – With today’s technology, we have wood-like floors in luxury vinyl tile, laminate, and ceramic tile. Although this is not new, it has been extremely popular for several years and continues to grow and meet the demand of today’s homeowners!
  • Blonde FlooringBlonde flooring is here and looks fantastic with almost any design style, especially modern and contemporary. Blonde floors make any room look larger, pristine and airy! Gray and whitewashed floors are still popular and not going anywhere, so do not fret!
  • Eco Friendly FlooringMost homeowners are concerned with our environment and are very interested in where and how their flooring is manufactured.  Bamboo flooring is the most eco-friendly flooring and continues to attract the green thumb homeowner. 
  • Textured Flooring – As you probably already know, texture in home design and fashion is a big deal now. With technology processes, the flooring industry is producing floors with distressed, wire brushed and hand scraped appearances in wood, laminate, and luxury vinyl tile. Textured flooring makes the floor look more natural while adding to the overall design of the room. 

What is your favorite 2018 flooring trend? We would love to hear your thoughts below in the comment section!

Where to Begin When Buying Flooring

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There is a perfect type of flooring out there for you, and you just need to find it. In the effort to help you narrow down your search, we have created four easy steps for beginning the process. Let’s take a look!

Where to Begin When Buying Flooring:

1. Consider The Type of Room.

When you are in the market for new floors, you will need to take into consideration the type of room in which you are installing flooring. If the room is prone to moisture like a kitchen or bathroom, you will want to choose a flooring material that is water resistant or waterproof. These features will help fight against accidental spills and humidity. If moisture is not an issue, you can choose any type of flooring that you desire!

2. Understand Your Needs.

Each homeowner will have a different list of needs for their space. Whether you have an active or inactive home, it will determine the type of durability you will need. For homes that are active, you will want a flooring with excellent wear resistance. Great durability means fewer scratches, stains, and dents.

3. Express Your Style.

Once you have your list of needs and the type of room, you can begin to narrow down the style and look that you want. From authentic hardwood to gorgeous natural stone, you have a wide selection of options to meet your needs and budget.

4. Plan for Installation.

Lastly, you will want to prepare for your installation. The installation day can be an extremely exciting time for homeowners, but we do not want you to get lost in the excitement. Before the installation, you will want to remove all furniture from the room. You will also want to follow any strict instructions for your new floors (i.e. hardwood). On the installation day, try to remain flexible with your timeline. We understand that you are eager to have your new space, but with every great thing, it takes time. Finally, if you have any questions or concerns about the installation process, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We strive to have 100% customer satisfaction.

Let us help you create the home of your dreams today! Call or visit us today for more information.

Ways to Spruce up The Space Above Your Toilet

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Do not let that empty space above your toilet go unused and unnoticed. Take advantage of the open space by filling it with one of our awesome ideas. Let’s take a look!

Ten Ways to Spruce up The Space above Your Toilet:

Delicate Mirror.
Mirrors are always a fantastic decor choice. Not only can you look at yourself in them, but they open up a space by reflecting light. If you have a small bathroom, a mirror above the toilet may be a good option for you! For a unique twist, you can purchase several small mirrors in different styles and place them in a design above the toilet.

Artsy Wine Box Planter.
Do you have an extra wooden wine box and you are looking for a fun do-it-yourself project to start? Repurpose the wine box by making it into a planter to hold your succulents. Plus, you will find that succulents are a great plant option for bathrooms because they do not need to be frequently watered!

A Plant’s Haven.
If succulents are not your game, you can add other plants above your toilet. There are a variety of different plant styles for you to choose from:

  • Hang a plant from the ceiling.
  • Line up three small plants on a shelving system.
  • Place an overgrown plant on the shelf, and have the leaves falling off a bit for a stylish decor look.
  • Mix plants with other decor pieces for a trendy look.

Wall-Sculptures.
Take your love for 3-D and use it in your bathroom decor. Wall sculptures can be a fun, interesting decor piece that will work perfectly above your toilet. Just be sure to find one that is the right size for your space.

Repurposed Ladder.
Do you consider yourself a thrift store guru? Then this challenge is for you! Find yourself a used, rustic ladder and transform it into a toilet shelving system. You can use the steps of the ladder for shelves and create a timeless piece for your bathroom’s decor.

Wired Basket.
Wired baskets have always been a bathroom classic. Whether it is holding your toilet paper or your magazines, wired baskets are a fun and fresh idea to spruce up this space. Plus, the open concept will help you to keep your bathroom tidy.

Amazingly Abstract.
If you love art, try adding in a piece of your favorite abstract artwork. Abstract artwork can add a unique twist to traditional bathroom decor.

Bold Gallery-Wall.
Take your design skills and create a gallery wall with fun pictures and wall decor! Be sure to mix in several different decor pieces to create the perfect look.

Fresh Flowers.
Nothing is quite as beautiful as fresh flowers. If it is within your budget, adding fresh flowers to your bathroom can be a glamorous finishing touch. If it is not within your budget, you can dry the flowers out and still use them as a unique piece of decor.

Glassware + Vases.
For a more minimalistic approach, you can simply put a few decorative pieces of glassware and vases above your toilet. This creates a clean, sleek look without overwhelming the space.

You will find that these ideas are perfect for small bathrooms that need a little flavor in them. Half bathrooms and tiny bathrooms can rejoice! You have found the holy grail for bathroom decor ideas.