How do you select an area rug that is right for you? Like any piece of artwork you should 'fall in love'. And, while beauty is in the eye of the beholder, here are two practical guidelines to help you find your Soul mate:
1. Start with the End: Area rugs can tie an entire room together. In this case, select all your furnishings, first. Then shop for a rug that incorporates all the colors in your room. Select a background color that compliments the main color of your room: be sure the background color is appropriate for the amount of foot traffic in the room: dark backgrounds can hide a multitude of mishaps! Don't be afraid to mix patterns: select an open patterned rug to make a space feel larger, or a tight patterned rug to cozy up a space and add interest
2. Love at First Sight: Sometimes, it's "Love at First Sight" and the rug will simply have to come first! In this instance, use your rug as your 'Painter's Palette' and source of inspiration for upholstery fabrics and wall colors. Let the rug do all the hard work for you. By using the rug’s color and pattern as a style guide, you will be amazed by how easy it is to keep a room coordinated: both by color and fabric schemes.
Here are photos of two different rooms: in one case, we “started at the end” and the area rug brought the finishing touches to a newly remodeled room. In the other case, the rug was “love at first sight” and the room came together around the rug. Can you tell the difference? I didn’t think so!
In either case, we’re here to help! The Home Interior Warehouse has literally hundreds of area rug samples to choose from across a variety of colors, styles, patterns and price points. I hope you are inspired to think of your floor covering in a whole new light: have fun walking on your artwork!
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The design team from the Home Interior Warehouse is back from our trip to the Norwalk Pre-Market. Here's the scoop:
First and foremost, meeting Candice Olson was a true inspiration. She is a rare blend of engaging, down-to-earth, and downright fun personality coupled with a rare gift for impeccable design. We were particularly impressed by her concepts in space planning and storage.
An important lesson for any design job: the space plan and room flow is a critical first-step. Take the time to engage with a trained designer to help you maximize the layout and utility of your space. It is a relatively small investment that will yield maximimum return on your room design.
Candice has a "look": classic yet contemporary. But, she isn't afraid to infuse personality into special pieces in any room. Just look at the limited edition Swarovski crystal chair, that Candice featured at market! What a great conversation piece!
The Norwalk factory was filled with new introductions that broke the typical furniture cycle of: neutral, neutral, neutral! Norwalk dared to introduce color: across the spectrum and inspired from global influences. In each instance, they showed how color would work in to existing and classic neutrals. For once, we won't have a "color du jour" that will look dated in a few years!
I was left with the problem: how much product could I possibly fit into the Home Interior Warehouse? Thank goodness we have 17,000 feet of room!
Feel free to stop by, or contact us to learn more!
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Pre-Market is a great time to head to a manufacturer and see all the new product (sofas, chairs, ottomans, upholstery fabrics, you name it!) that will be debuted at the official High Point Furniture Market.
I'm a big fan of Candice Olson and her product at Norwalk so I believe that pre-market is well worth the trip!
Stay tuned as I will be sending you pictures so that you, too, can get a sneak peak at what is coming soon!
Here is a link to Candice's line at Norwalk
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Jackie shared several great design ideas today on the FOX 2 Morning Show. Click on the link below to watch the segment about how to incorporate red into your home this fall.
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As the hot summer days turn into a crisp fall, we start to spend more time inside. At Home Interior Warehouse, we love the change of seasons as it is an opportunity to help our customers add special touches to their homes.
Our motto, "Your store for affordable design...one great piece at a time" continues to ring true as we kick off our September Sale with Half-off in-stock upholstery from Sept. 10-17th.
In addition, the entire store will be 30% off, including special orders. A few considerations apply.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
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