Design Trend: Summer Time Favorite Picks For The Home

Carmel Decor’s president, interior designer Firoozeh Khorrami,  picks’ some of her favorite trends of July 2014.

Our-picks-for-summer
1. Aquazzura cutout Sandal

2.Zara Collection women’s rhinestone necklace

3. Canoa cut away smock mini

4. Agua Collection Area Rug

5. Cloud and Sky Vase

6. Celadon Vase Set

7. Woven Black Natural Tonal Baskets

Firoozeh’s picks for the moment.

You can find a large selection of area rugs, throw pillows, lighting, home accents and wall decor and the newest in summer time home trends at Carmel Decor.

by Firoozeh Khorrami
Carmel Decor

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How To Choose An Area Rug For The Living Room

Having an area rug in the living room transforms the space. It adds comfort and style and also creates a distinguished look.

When selecting a Living room area rug keep in mind a few factors like the layout of the furniture and their colors and also the traffic pattern. Apart from these, you should also consider your lifestyle and the general decor of the room.

Add style to your living room with an area rug

Selecting area rug for the living is not an easy task as a trip to the market would reveal. With so many choices in materials and shapes and designs, you are bound to get confused. However, if you can decide on the floor plan of the living room the task becomes simpler.


If the sofa is set against the wall, you need a big area rug that would cover the space in between and also fit under the front legs of the sofa and chairs.


On the other hand, if the sofa is set in the middle, you need a much larger rug to cover the living area.


Modern home decors use rugs in an innovative way. You may place several small rugs in the living room thus breaking the monotony of space and also adding pop of colors to the living room decor.


The area rug should gel with the color palette of the living room. If the sofa and the table are of solid colors, go for a patterned rug. The secondary color of the rug should coordinate with the color of the key furniture pieces like the sofa or drapes. Similarly, if your living room already showcases a lot of colors on the wall, drapery and the furniture, choose a neutral colored rug to achieve harmony.


There is a large selection of modern area rugs in animal prints available today that can make a living room look outstanding. A living room which has beige, coffee or brown as the dominating color, will look wonderful with a zebra printed area rug.

While choosing rugs, pay attention to the traffic the room receives. Wool and natural fibers like sisal, jute and sea grass add a soft touch to the decor. Rugs made from these materials are sturdy and can withstand heavy foot traffic.


Take a look at Loloi area rugs for your living room a beautiful choice considering their collection and variety. A handmade Oriental rug is perhaps what you are looking for in a living room area rug to make your home stand apart and make every guest appreciate your choice.

You can find a large selection of area rugs, throw pillows, lighting, home accents and wall decor to help you create a stylish and comfortable living room at Carmel Decor.

Happy decorating,
by Firoozeh Khorrami
Carmel Decor

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Get The Look: Beach Cottage Design Ideas

It’s almost August and the temperature is going up. We love to spend the last month of summer by the beach if only for a few days in a chic, comfortable, beach cottage; just like this one from the pages of House Beautiful.

I particularly love this look; it’s not the cottage at the beach I remember. It’s warm and inviting traditional yet contemporary. The industrial style lighting is so cool, the mix and matched furniture has a vintage vibe, and the room over all is modern and fresh. As you know cottages are small and the rooms have to be multifunctional, especially when the fog rolls in and everyone gathers inside. This dining room just off the kitchen is perfect for playing games and having a conversation with a few friends as you lounge on the comfy inviting window seat.
Carmel Decor’s designers have curated this modern beach cottage dining room, please contact us if you would like help to create this look for your home.


1. Large Industrial Pendent Lamp, 2.Cajon Neutral Embroidered Pillow by Trina Turk
3.Chocolate Cross Hatch Embroidered Pillow
4. White Polar Filled Voitive
5.Bujo Np Pillow Brown 6.Round Clay Stool from Cyan
7.Natural Low Rise Baskets
8.Calvin Klein Collection Stripe Design Flat Weave Area Rug

You can find a large selection of area rugs, throw pillows, lighting, home accents and wall decor to help you create a warm and comfortable beach cottage at Carmel Decor.

Happy decorating,
Susan

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Decorate Your Home This Summer With Ideas Inspired By The Sea

The sand, sea and the surf always remind us of happy times. The time spent on a beach on long vacations always makes us long for more of the sunshine and the sea. While it may always not be possible to go for long vacations, you can always invite the sea to your home. Here are a few summertime home decor ideas inspired by the sea.

Have a “sea” effect in your home

The first thing that comes to our mind when we think of sea is the color blue. Blue in its various shades especially the nautical blue can be used in home decor. Try to create a summertime color scheme with colors like grays and sandy beiges for your entire house. Include grassy greens and deep corals as accent colors in your home.


Adopt coastal living ideas in your house. Use bar stools and breakfast bars for a casual living and also to have a touch of holidays in your daily life.


Blue and white area rugs in natural fibers like sisal or sea grass will make your home look cool. You can also get nautical inspired area rugs that are bright and instantly give a vibrant touch to home decor.

When you think of nautical home decor, you have to incorporate shells and other mementos that we collect from beaches in the home. Get picture frames made out of shells of various shapes. You can use the idea as a DIY project for your kids who will be happy to chip in their own ideas.
Wallpapers with sea inspired images are also a great way to enjoy the summer. They will make your home look breezy and remind you of the lovely time you spent on the beaches.


Use a table to showcase the seashells you have been collecting through the years. You can even have sand and pebble candle holders. Place them in the bedroom or in the dining area and you can have a nice “sea” feeling in your home.

You can find a large selection of area rugs, throw pillows, lighting, home accents and wall decor to help you create a warm and comfortable beach cottage at Carmel Decor.

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How to Create a Cozy and Comfortable Guest Bedroom with High Style

Having guests is exciting as you will get company and can spend some lovely time with them. However, it also means making their stay in your house a comfortable one. The guest room needs to be cozy and comfortable and show your guests that you are happy to have them. Here are a few tips to create a cozy and comfortable guest bedroom that spells style.

Guest bedroom – make it luxurious and comfortable
The first thing that comes to mind when you think of guest bedroom essentials is the bed. Invest in a good one that will ensure your guests get a good night’s sleep. Use clean and crisp linen for the beds. You don’t have to break your bank for getting designer linens. They are easily available at discount stores along with good quality towels. An electronic blanket would add to the comfort and also keep an extra blanket in the closet.


Pillows are a must have for a bed. They make the bed look inviting. So, get a few fluffy ones for your guests to relax. Use throw pillows with colorful designs to add warmth and brightness to the room décor.


Lighting always plays a great role in making a room look spacious and warm. So, make it a point to check the lighting arrangements.

When you think of decorating your guest room, you cannot ignore flowers and rugs.

Flowers are always a nice addition to any room. They make the room look bright and when placed in a guest bedroom, they tell the guests how welcome they are. So, keep fresh flowers in a beautiful vase and see how the room looks stylish.


An area rug in silk or wool will make the room look cozy and also express your aesthetic sense. Make sure that the rug matches the linen of the room.


Give your guests a space of their own in the guest bedroom by placing a table and a pair of chairs. The guests can relax and enjoy their private time.


Check that the bathroom has extra towels and bathrobes and the closet has enough hangers. Essential amenities like toothpaste, shampoo, soap and comb should be kept in the guestroom. To show your care and love, get a basket of toiletries and decorate it for your guests.

A small basket of snacks kept in the room will prove how good a host you are.

Your guests need to feel welcome in your home. Make the guest bedroom look special with your thoughtfulness. A cozy area rug or scented candles on a tray on the bedside table can make the room look cozy and luxurious and make you the best host.

You can find a large selection of area rugs, throw pillows, lighting, home accents and wall decor to help you create a cozy and comfortable guest room at Carmel Decor.

Happy decorating,
by Firoozeh Khorrami
Carmel Decor

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Summertime Inspired Color Schemes

I love the summer season; the long lazy days spent at the beach, summer night’s dining outdoor are just a couple of my favorite things to do. During the summer we spend a lot more time outdoors, it’s when the patio and backyard come to life. Now is a great time to rethink the patio and freshen it up with a new color scheme. It doesn’t have to be a major overhaul but a few decorative changes using summer as inspiration.

Bold and Tropical

when the temperature goes up the bold vibrant colors of the tropics become more and more eye-catching. Tropical color scheme is a classic summer color palette, red, orange, yellow, bright greens and blues liven up a drab patio. A tropical color scheme can be traditional or contemporary, combined with neutral colors like white, black, creams and beiges will showcase your style. With a few accessories like an outdoor area rug, throw pillows and a couple of planters you have instantly created a playful tropical outdoor oasis to enjoy all summer long.


1.Zamora Indoor / Outdoor Loloi Area Rug 2.Abstract Flower From Vision III Collection Indoor / Outdoor throw pillow 3. Botanica Container from Cyan 4. Daisy From Vision III Indoor / Outdoor throw pillow 5. Orange Tread Stool by Lazy Susan

Elegant Pastels

enjoying an evening under the stars; pastels are perfect for creating a romantic outdoor living room. Coral and aqua mixed with whites and neutrals is a sophisticated and elegant summertime color scheme. Beautiful throw pillows, soft throws, candle light and fragrant flowers set the mood for a magical relaxing evening. Add accents of driftwood and branched coral to remind you of the ocean.


1. Fire Coral and Crystal Lamp with White Sueded Shade 2. Coral Wave from Vision III Collection Indoor / Outdoor throw pilow 3. Fleur De Lis Mercury Holder 4. Coral from Vision III Collection Indoor / Outdoor throw pilow 5. Barn Basket 6.Green Valley Transitional Loloi Area Rug

Nature and Industrial

The best place to draw inspiration from is nature especially during the summer months. Natural materials like sea grass, pebbles, sea shells plus all the many shades of green on the trees. Relaxing in a patio with this color scheme will calm and sooth your soul. Added accents of industrial style accessories and furniture will make your space come to life.


1. Open Grid Stool from Cyan 2.Dragonfly from Vision III Collection Inddor / Outdoor throw pillow 3. Naturals Bones Mosaic Storage Box Set 4. Crochet Tile from Vision II Collection Indoor / Outdoor throw pillow 5. Natural Split Rattan Spoke Tray 6. Farmhouse Oiled Bronze Table Lamp 7. Veranda Collection Lime Indoor / Outdoor Area Rug

Take a look at your outdoor space and add a fresh touch of summer to it with your style.

You can find a large selection of area rugs, throw pillows, lighting, home accents and wall decor to help you create the outdoor room you’ve been dreaming of at Carmel Decor.

Happy decorating,
by Firoozeh Khorrami
Carmel Decor

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How To Select Area Rugs For A Girl’s Room

You want everything special for your little angel. Her rooms should be comfy enough for her to play and relax and reflect her personality and style also. Decorating kids’ spaces is not easy keeping in mind their needs. However, area rugs can brighten up rooms easily and make them cozy too. Area rugs for girl’s bedrooms should be chosen with care and keeping these tips in mind will help you to get the perfect one.

Why do you want a rug for your baby girl’s room?

There can be various reasons to have rugs in the girl’s bedrooms. You may want to cover the entire floor and give it a makeover or use a colorful rug as a focal point. You may also want to define kid’s spaces with area rugs. Depending on your purpose you have to get the right rug.

Infants and toddlers – get rugs in multiple colors

For your toddler girl, get something soft and cozy so that her bare feet get a warm touch first thing in the morning. Moreover, a comfy rug will allow her to sit and play with all her toys.

Rugs made of silk, wool or any other natural fiber will suit an infant’s room. Make sure the rug complements the color of the room. So, if the dominant color of the room is white or beige, go for colorful rugs in geometric shapes and designs. You can have fun rugs with your baby’s favorite cartoon characters too
Nowadays, you will find lots of rugs that are suitable for a girl’s nursery. Available in designs with butterflies and flowers and in pretty colors, they can accentuate any home décor and give it a soft touch.


Tweens rooms – get sturdy rugs

If your girl is in her tweens, you know she would want to decorate her room according to her taste. Moreover, with all her friends coming over for group studies and sleepovers and drama rehearsals, the rugs you place in her room need to be beautiful as well as durable.

So, rugs in silk, wool or nylon will perfectly fit your bill. Go for colors that will hide stains and may not need frequent washing. Your girl may have outgrown cartoons and in that case you may choose rugs in bright shades and patterns to suit her mood and style.

Teenage girl’s room – get rugs that suit her attitude

Your teenage girl would definitely have a say in the home décor. She would like her room to look cool. Always ask for her ideas when buying rugs for her room. She may like to have contemporary rugs in trendy designs for her room.

Whether it is the nursery or the room of a modern teenage girl, area rugs can be an interesting addition to the home décor and create statements that your girl would love to show to the entire world.

You can find a large selection of area rugs, throw pillows, lighting, home accents and wall decor to help you create the room your daughter has been dreaming of at Carmel Décor.

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by Firoozeh Khorrami
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Get The Look: Design Inspiration Red White And Blue

Happy 4th of July! We love this Red White and Blue living room to help celebrate America’s Birthday!
Red white and blue is a classic and popular color combination and perfect for this no fuss, clean living room that has lots of comfort with a little bit of glamour. The oversize pattern on the drapery accents the tall ceilings, and is in perfect balance with the other patterns in the room like the contemporary area rug. Stripes, geometric and coral pattern is reminiscent of the ocean and give a hint of nautical style to the room. The small touches of gold in the drapery hardware and chinoiserie chandelier adds sparkle and glamour. Carmel Décor’s in house design team has curetted this beautiful room, please contact our design team to help you with your design questions.

1.Spiral Wheeled Bottle Vase Set by Richard Mishaan 2.Coral Pillow From VISIONS II Collection 3. Squash Blossom Porcelain Vase – Pair by Lazy Susan 4.Nanette Lepore Skin Border Embroidered Pillow in Purple 5. Gold Ticket Table by Lazy Susan 6. Trina Turk Tribal Embroidered Pillow Blue 7. Rugs by Momeni – Delhi Collection Navy 8. Navy Moroccan Tile Linen Pillow 9. Cote d’Azur Rectangle Bench Twos Co 10 Fluer De Lis Aged Stone Lamp by Lazy Susan 11. Pin Stripe Bone Box – by Lazy Susan

You can find a large selection of area rugs, throw pillows, lighting, home accents and wall decor to help you create the home you’ve been dreaming of at Carmel Decor.

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A Celebration Of Style: Lazy Susan Home Decor And Accessories


We are smitten with the eye catching designs of Lazy Susan and so happy to be able to offer this incredible line of home accessories to our customers. Not only is Lazy Susan a beautiful line but it also delivers everyday function. Lazy Susan’s eclectic collection of home accessories and accent furniture will add character and charm to any room in your home. Their furniture pieces are made from unusual materials and hand carved elements that work with any design style. Each gorgeous piece has expert craftsmanship and Lazy Susan’s history behind it.


Good lighting is an important element in any space. Lazy Susan has a large selection of contemporary and modern table lamps like the Mystic Metro Lamp. It adds color and a contemporary touch to a traditional room. This beautiful modern table lamp is perfect for lighting up a dark corner of the room or as a reading light on the night stand.


Re think the traditional baskets and try these leather Nested Caramel Leather Buckets perfect for storing throw blankets in the family room or logs next to the fire place.


Are you looking for the right accessory to dress up your dining room? The Aluminum Bark Tray makes for a contemporary centerpiece filled with apples on the dining table.


Lazy Susan’s accessories are eclectic and practical. The Fortress Barrel Dishes are nesting and can be used for storage as well as sacked up for as a cigar table, or perfect for an arrangement of orchids. With weathered industrial style these dishes have old world feeling and modern styling.


We are always on the lookout for great detail pieces and accessories to compliment the styling of a room. Lazy Susan’s beautifully crafted and eclectic collection lends a fresh and modern vibe. Like the Alabaster and Shesham Column Lamp makes a simple statement and creates the perfect finishing touch.

If you’re looking for a touch of gorgeous in your home look through the timeless and classic pieces of Lazy Suzan.

You can find a large selection of area rugs, throw pillows, lighting, home accents and wall decor to help you create the home you’ve been dreaming of at Carmel Décor.

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by Firoozeh Khorrami
Carmel Decor

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