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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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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How To Decorate With White: Tips And Tricks To White Decor

Timeless designs, tranquil atmosphere and comfy feeling can only come with “White”. You heard it right – White is one of those unique colors that have been universally used in various interior works. Be it is a commercial space or residential, white has always played a vital role in enhancing the decor of the space.
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White Is Not Boring
Pristine, pure, and chic- white decor makes a dramatic impact that seems always right. The perception has changed, the way people used to think of white as a non color. Today white is beyond that, and has proved umpteenth time from classic to contemporary everything revolves around white.  The color provides an ideal setting whether your taste is rustic, urban, contemporary or classic. It not only looks chic but your space appears to be airier and bigger. It acts as the canvas to showcase your other decor elements, creating an inviting look.

White Can Be Cozy
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If you are looking for a space that relaxes you when you come home slogging hard at the office than white is the shade that will do the justice. You don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to get a stress free life at home, adding natural texture area rugs along with some contemporary art pieces will liven up your room. White is the dependable shade that gives you that comfy and cozy look. Every day you will look forward to spending time in that room as it provides you with that natural serene atmosphere.

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1.Shadow Leaf Throw Pillow 2.Bone Block Frame by Lazy Susan 3.White Alabaster Vanity Tray by Lazy Susan 4.Silver Cement Frame by Lazy Susan 5.Bone Rod Pattern Rectangular Box by Lazy Susan 6.White Jack 7.Perforated Porcelain Dish by Lazy Susan 8.Greek Key Metallic Silver Embroidered Throw Pillow 9.Basket weave Bone Box Set

White simplifies your space. White decor emphasizes the space instead of the surfaces. Some people try to satisfy the decor of the space with insipid color schemes, it isn’t that it doesn’t work at all, rather why not embrace the space with the color that you will love to see every day.  Accentuating your other accessories with the shades of white will not be difficult, as you will get endless options to match with the element.

Not All  White Match- Make Selection Carefully
Truly said, not all white makes an excellent match since there are lots of different shades in white available. Choose it carefully since a majority of the other decorative selection depends on the primary shade of white you choose. Accessorizing with white might be easy but it does require just as much of careful attention as with any other color scheme.

Texture, Pattern, and Layering With White
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Use texture and pattern to add excitement and warmth to what would otherwise be a boring and cool color pallet.  The use of natural materials like natural fiber area rugs as well as contemporary area rugs really help bring the color white to life.

Is White A Practical Color Choice?
All white palettes might look pristine in an interior decoration magazine, but is it practical?
You probably need to consider every aspects before you choose to decorate your space with white. For instance if you have small kids, and pets or a partner who spills coffee often, how will you make white feasible?  Use a shabby chic style for your interiors, like slip covered sofas and chairs that can be washed. Select area rugs made from natural fibers that are easy to clean, throw pillows and throw blankets can be washed or dry cleaned.

White Can Unify A Space and Soften Architectural Mishaps  
The best part about using the white is you can cover up the decor mistakes easily. Warmer lights and layered lightning will make the clutter look cool. Upholster all your mismatched furniture pieces in white and give your room a unified look. It gives a uniformed, contemporary look that you can have in the most affordable ways.

White is the most refreshing shade of all that can evoke cleanliness and purity. It also provides your space a sophisticated and confident look. Before you decide that your space will never do with the shade of white, think about the above mentioned factors for your interiors.

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.

by Firoozeh Khorrami
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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.

by Firoozeh Khorrami
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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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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.

Happy decorating,
by Firoozeh Khorrami
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We Love Our Followers!

February is the month of love! And we like to celebrate all 28 and sometimes 29 days of the month, not just Valentine’s Day ,to remind us of all the wonderful people and things that we love, we are so blessed that we need more than a month to go through it all. So this February we would like to share with you some of the people, designers, trends and items that we here at Carmel Décor love. Today we think it’s most important to acknowledge and let the readers of this blog know how much We Love You!! So we would like to offer an additional 10% discount throughout the site to you!

We would also like to feature a few of our favorite red hot rugs!

Use coupon code FEB-2014 at checkout. Offer good till midnight February 28, 2014

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 Décor.

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