6 Coffee Table Options

There’re coffee table options for any style!  Trade in the traditional wooden coffee table for a unique piece that speaks to your style. Since Victorian era England, coffee tables have been a staple piece in every living room. Mahogany, metal, and concrete coffee tables are some of the many coffee table options.  Vamp up your living space and stray away from the traditional look of a short, long, wooden coffee table.6 Coffee Table Options

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How to Mix Patterns In Your Home

Mixing colors, layering patterns, adding textures can be both interesting as well as add dimension, personality and warmth to any space.   Can’t decide between stripes, chevron and a bold floral?  It’s a daunting task one that has many baffled.  How can you mix beautiful colors and gorgeous patterns in one space without making your room look like an eye sore?   Various patterns and colors don’t need to match they just need to go together.  Proper mixing and matching of prints will brighten up any home.  Here are a few simple tips on how to mix patterns in your home like a pro for creating an original vibrant decor.How to Mix Patterns In Your Home

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6 Tricks For Accessorizing And Dressing Up Bookshelves

Transforming a cluttered and not so interesting bookshelf into a stunning display can be over whelming especially if you have more items than space.  We all see it in magazines, the perfectly styled bookshelf; adorned with beautiful books, and gorgeous accessories.  Weather in an office, living room or den bookshelves are decorative and a great place to store books, collectibles and pieces of art and add great functionality.  Book shelves can be built-ins or pieces of furniture, styling them is just as important as designing the room.  It’s not difficult to select accessories for dressing up a book shelf.  In just a few hours you can turn a style less bookshelf into the room’s focal point.  Try these 4 tricks for accessorizing and dressing up bookshelves.  Add some excitement and be inspired with these tips and ideas to for your bookshelf styling endeavor.

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo In style

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Instyle
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Cinco de Mayo is a day of celebration for people with or without Mexican roots.  It’s a day that excitement fills the air as millions enjoy parades, dancing and savoring the many tastes of Mexico. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style with some of the ideas below

Start by decorating your home with bright festive colors.
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Welcome guests to a fiesta table with bright hued settings.
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You can’t have a fiesta without a pinata?  We love these Pinata cookies with a surprise filling
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Wow your guests by hanging these beautiful paper flowers, not as hard to make as you think.
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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style with great Mexican food

As we read through the many decorating ideas we ran across more delicious recipes and wanted to share a few with you to try this Cinco de Mayo.
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Healthey Mexican food is easy to make like these easy bake Taquitos.
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We are all trying to eat lighter and healthier.  Try this Lighter Chicken Enchiladas recipe, delicious and perfect for your health conscious guests. Celebrate Cinco de mayo in style
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Celebrate Cico de Mayo at breakfast with delicious breakfast tacos and burritos
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Try any or all of these easy decorating ideas and delicious recipes.  Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style and enjoy the holiday a little more this year.

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Design Trend: Pre-Fall Favorite Trends

Carmel Decor’s Style Editor Stacy Koch selects some of her favorite trends for pre-fall

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1.Zero+MariaCornejo Eka crepe tapered pants
2.Lulu Frost Lucid Statement Necklace
3.Tory Burch  Jesse 2 Metallic Sneakers
4.Metal Function Floor Lamp Elk Diamond
5.Aluminum Bark Tray by Lazy Susan
6.Silver Vortex Dish by Lazy Susan

Stacy’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 fall home trends 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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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.

Happy decorating,
by Firoozeh Khorrami
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Create A Cozy Home Decorating With Fall Colors And Textures

Get Cozy This Fall With The Season’s Colors and Textures

Ever since I finished school, Fall has been my favorite time of the year. During my childhood years of course I didn’t want to go back to school, and the shorter days were very depressing. As I grew older, wiser, and more sophisticated I fell in love with Fall. The change in the season, the way light reflects differently, the beautiful fall landscape is so romantic, so rich in color, and the colder climate is welcoming after the summer heat.

Fall 2013 color is Mykonos Blue, and we can see plenty of it in fashion as well as home decor.  Soft, silky velvets in beautiful jewel tones. 

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Mykonos blue is just the right color to compliment the warm oranges and reds of the changing leaves on the trees. Like these rugs by Surya available at Carmel Decor

We also love the 2013 color of the year Emerald Green, another warm rich sexy hue inspired by natures color palette.

Gold & bronze, warm metals that glitter and gleam, like the sun as it reflects on the changing colors of the trees. These golden colors are the perfect accent to the saturated colors of fall.

Use gold tones in accessories, the little sparkle adds warmth to the fall ambiance.

There are so many different ways to celebrate the Autumn months, and welcome the change with colors and textures all inspired by nature.
Remember shorter days mean longer nights by candle light.

However you celebrate Autumn, I hope you have been inspired.

You can find beautiful mirrors, poufs and ottomans, decorative pillows,
wall decor, area rugs and home accents  to help you bring some self reflection into your home at Carmel Decor.

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Decorating with Mirrors! How to Design A Room Using Mirrors

Mirrors! A Little Self Reflection is Necessary in Any Room

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One of the more classic element in any decor is the use of mirrors, no room would be complete without the light and depth that a mirror adds.   Mirrors aren’t always clear or totally reflective, in fact they can be mysterious or as reflective as you choose. An antique mirror adds patina and age, a concave mirror distorts the truth, and an old fashioned mercury mirror adds old-world glamor and style.

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Dinning rooms and living rooms are great places to add mirrors; according to Feng Shui principles the dining room represents a family’s wealth, and the living room is where the family has gatherings and has parties so the mirror magnifies the festive energy.  It’s also the perfect room to play up the luster and sparkle of candle light and mirrors.

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Mirrors reflective quality weather clear or blurred are a great way to double the light especially in staircases with limited natural light.

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Mirrors for centuries have been used to reflect not just so we can see our selves or anything else clearly; but also, mirrors have a reflective quality that adds glamor and sparkle in a seductive, and abstract  way.

Whatever your style is I hope you have found some inspiration in the rooms above.

You can find beautiful mirrors, poufs and ottomans, decorative pillows, wall decor, area rugs and home accents  to help you bring some self reflection into your home at Carmel Decor.

 

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Turquoise & Orange, A Fun Color Combo In Interior Design

I know Emerald green is the color of the year, but I love orange and consider it a neutral color. It goes with everything, I especially like the combination of orange and blue in interior design, because it creates an electric vibe.

The addition of orange and blue makes this family room bright and cheerful.
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In this picture from Traditional Home, the Hermes boxes serve as a design element that compliments the blue glass objects on the console table.
Get creative.  How about painting an old night stand a fresh bright color; combined with crisp white sheets and a couple of complimenting pillows, and interesting accessories you can create a whole new look.
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Turquoise and Orange chevron stripes make this rug fresh and modern. This rug will liven up any indoor or outdoor space.
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Add a splash of color to any room without spending a fortune.
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By selecting colorful accessories you can transform any space without breaking the bank.
How do you like orange and turquoise?

I hope you can use these ideas to create the room you’ve been dreaming of. You can find beautiful decorative throw pillows, wall decor, rugs and home accents to decorate with at Carmel Decor. Do you have any tips you’d like to share with us?

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