How To Care For Your Area Rug 101Rug Padding

When selecting a rug the placement area and care of your rug are just as important as color and style.  You don’t want to select a rug for a high traffic area that can’t handle the wear and tear; you also need to take good care of your decorative area rugs so you can enjoy your area rugs for years to come. We wanted to share this article on how to Care for Your Area Rug 101 Rug Padding

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Modern Interior Design Ideas For your Living Room

Have you been wanting to update your living room?  Are you looking for modern interior design ideas for your Living Room?  Modern design is based on the philosophy that form follows function, and less is more. So design and decoration was striped of ornamentation and we started to see new materials and colors used.  Clean lines, warm woods, and bold color is the staple of Mid Century Modern Design and it has inspired designers up to present day.

Modern Interior Design Ideas For your Living Room

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Alternative Uses For Area Rugs

Last weekend at the flea market I found the most beautiful vintage kilim.   It was in disrepair from neglect and time, but fortunately the colors were still vibrant and exciting.  I had to have it, so with a little haggling I was able to buy it at a good price; good enough so I would not worry if my plans for it did not pan out as well as I’m hoping.  First order of business was to figure out what I was going to do with it?  There are so many options  so many alternative uses for area rugs.

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5 ways to get the layered rug look

How to get the layered rug look

the layered rug look Customize your living space by layering rugs of contrasting patterns, colors, and textures. You can add richness  to your unique ensemble of furniture and decorative pieces while covering more empty space.  That beautiful rug that doesn’t cover nearly enough of the living room floor? It does not have to be a problem. Are you daunted by the task? Here are 5 ways to get the layered rug look.

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Modern Interior Decoration Ideas

Carmel Decor offers modern interior decoration ideasSouthern California is the Mecca of modern interior decoration ideas. With the beautiful landscape and fair climate, it’s ideal for modern and casual indoor / outdoor living. Modern interior decoration ideas are all about combining pattern and textures, color, line and shape, proportion and light to create the ultimate interior space. Whether designing a living room, bedroom or dining room these elements play a key role in the end product.

A good floor plan

Modern interior decoration ideas starts with a good floor plan. Consider the function of the room, who will be using it and how often, what kind of lighting you will need and what time during the day will the space be used most. Next work on the traffic flow and the furniture plan, working out the traffic flow is directly connected to the comfort level of the space. Once these items have been settled the real fun begins.

Modern Interior Decor Texture and Pattern

Applying elements of design is vital to creating a beautiful modern interior space. Texture and pattern can communicate a design style.  Modern interior design textures are usually smooth surfaces and glossy materials. Look for luxurious materials like soft leather, polished chrome and lush textiles. Carmel Decor shag area rugs are not only soft to the touch but also add visual texture, take a look at the Olin Shag area rug. Furniture and accent pieces should be tailored; like the Carmel Decor Lazy Susan White Glass side table with polished chrome base; it has a smooth shiny surface that reflects its sleek and simple design. Pattern much like texture can enhance and add character to what would be an ordinary room.  However pattern has to be balanced out; the size and scale of your space and the pattern must correlate or it will over whelm the space. Rich contrast adds decorative appeal. Consider throw pillows, and throw blankets in contrasting colors with your sofa, Carmel Decor’s Classic cable knit pillow, along with Carmel Decor’s Geometric Pattern throw blankets are perfect for creating decorative appeal as well as a cozy comfortable area.

Complete the room with good lighting adding a warm glow and elements of fine quality accents.  Read all about Modern interior decoration ideas on the Home Sweet Home blog.

You can find a large selection of area rugs, throw pillows, lighting, home accents and wall decor to help you create Modern interior decoration your home on Carmel Decor.

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Get The Look Transitional Living Room in Gray

Get the look transitional living room in gray
Get the look of this transitional living room in gray is stylish and formal. The monochromatic and sometimes static gray color scheme has been transformed to a sophisticated one.  The combination of natural materials such as wood, metal and deep rich accent colors. Shimmering gold and silver add drama to the palette as well as interest, and texture. This color scheme is simple yet luxurious, creating an atmosphere that is comfortable and cozy.

This transitional living room has different shades of gray and some focal points. The black and white collection of photographs, transform the static nature of gray to a dynamic color.

Monochromatic color schemes can be tricky to pull together but keep in mind a few pointers like these.  Look for pieces that have texture, and pattern, don’t forget natural materials such as wood and stone.  These items do have colors and add an organic feel to the space. All other rules of design such as proportion and scale still apply so don’t forget the size of the furniture and accessories and your floor plan have to work.  How do you like monochromatic spaces? Let us know, we like hearing from you!

Combine accessories to get the look transitional living room in gray
Get the look transitional living room in gray
1.White Porcelain Artichoke by Lazy Susan
2.White Porcelain Acorn by Lazy Susan
3.Carmel Table Lamp
4.City of Rome
5.White Jack
6.Spirograph Mirror Stands
7.D.L.Rhein Greek Key Metallic Silver Embroidered Pillow
8.Silver Leaf Tray by Lazy Susan
9.D.L. Rhein Zig Zag Orchid Embroidered Pillow
10.Flora Side Table from Cyan
11.San Francisco Table from Cyan
12.D.L. Rhein Zig Zag Gray Embroidered Pillow
13.Stardust Area Rug by Jaipur

You can find a large selection of area rugs, throw pillows, lighting, home accents and wall decor to help you decorate your home at Carmel Decor.

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Get the Look Sophisticated Glam Living Room

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Get the look: Sophisticated Glam Living Room.  We love it’s vibe and it’s light, bright and happy color scheme.

Sophisticated Glam Living Room

1.Sea and Sky by McAlpine
2.White Coral And Crystal Stand by Lazy Susan
3.Perforated Porcelain Dish by Lazy Susan
4.Burnished Silver Table Lamp
5.Robin’s Egg Chrysanthemum Linen Pillow
6.Surya Decorative Pillows
7.Horn Rod Pattern Rectangular Box by Lazy Susan
8.Champagne Fizz Fluted Votive by Lazy Susan
9.Silver Sea Star by Lazy Susan
10.Stacked Black Teak Side Table by Lazy Susan
11.Calypso Collection, Havana area rug by Jaipur

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

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How To Make Your Home Office Modern And Sophisticated

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It is really a great feeling to own an office and work from home in an inspiring environment. It is your home office and you have all freedom to make it the most glamorous home office of your dreams.
Are you planning to remodel your home office area in a new contemporary way or you prefer the vintage style? Well, whatever decor style you wish to use in your working area, there are certain things to note.
Your home office must function well for your business
Color scheme and decor.
Comfort factor.
Your budget.
Your preferences.

The decoration of your home office must create a healthy atmosphere and motivating place to work that will help you in your career. It is a place where you will meet clients too and so it must have a welcoming ambiance. A beautiful and functional home office can bri  ng about great changes in your life. Work it out systematically.Carmel Decor Home Office 1

How to go about adding glamour to your home office

  1. Make the workplace airy and light and clutter-free.
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  2. Use a contemporary rug to cover the floor
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  3. Accentuate the room with  sufficient furniture that is required according to the function of your office.
  4. If you have planned to paint the walls, then go for the lighter shades especially if the space is small. Use furnishings according to the color of the walls. Remember to make them lively to give a refreshing feel when you relax on your chair in between work to frame new ideas and plans. To get a more glamorous look, you can use silk or velvet curtains and contemporary wall art to achieve a stylish look.
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  5. For the accessories you can keep a contemporary style wardrobe or rack or a wall unit to store your files and important documents.
  6. Lighting arrangements should be carefully selected and placed in the most convenient places so that there is enough light for everybody to work.Glam up home office
  7. To make your home office all the more attractive and glamorous use selective items that will portray the high standard of your thoughts and ideas that can help you to achieve your dreams.
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A home office is the place from where you grow. So pay heed to all details in creating a dignified and unique workplace for yourself.

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

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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.

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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.

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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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