Recycled Rugs for Messy Spaces

Morocco Rug from VivaTerra

The reality is that the floor is some parts of your home gets dirty . . . very dirty. But that doesn’t mean that you have to give up on a rug that makes a style statement for fear of ruining it with muddy paw prints and spilled wine. These eco-friendly rugs are made from recycled plastic bottles and packing materials so they don’t absorb stains. Cleaning is a cinch with a damp sponge or even a garden hose  (and they won’t mildew even outside). Go ahead . . . dress up your patio, bathroom, entryway or kitchen floor with a splash of care-free color. Starting at only $49 for a 4×6, the price is as practical as the product. I can’t wait to order one for my studio. . . if I can just decide on a print. Moroccan or Kasbah?

More colors and styles are available at Viva Terra or Gaiam, where you can also read customer raves.

Kasbah Rug from VivaTerra (also in Aqua)

Easy Mix and Match Tool from Pottery Barn

Easy Mix and Match Tool from Pottery Barn

Ready to refresh your room but aren’t sure where to begin? I always love to start with fabrics from bedding, curtains, or upholstery as inspiration. The fabric is a ready made palette for choosing wall color and accent pieces. Pottery Barn has a new tool that makes the selection process even easier when it comes to bedroom fabrics and paint. [...]

Seen Around: Mini Moderns Wallpaper & Textiles from the UK

Seen Around: Mini Moderns Wallpaper & Textiles from the UK

I’ve got such a crush on a UK company that I just discovered, Mini Moderns. Their prints are simultaneously vintage and modern, playful and clever, and above all, utterly unique. Included in their product line are wallpapers, pillows, tea towels, rugs and more created with sustainable methods. Commit to a wall of printed paper or [...]

Seen Around: Free Shipping on Flor!

Seen Around: Free Shipping on Flor!

I know I’ve said it before, but I am a huge fan of Flor for custom made rugs. The style combinations are endless, the durability is a must for busy households, and the price is reasonable. If you watch for special promotions, the bottom line is even more affordable. Right now, you can get free [...]

Lawn Candy!

Lawn Candy!

Sometimes the entire direction of a design can rest on a beloved object or color or fabric. Today look at this lawn candy that has me all atwitter! Do you have any lawn candy to share? Email me!

Charming Art Collections…Really.

Charming Art Collections…Really.

There’s something unexpected and delightful about a collection of little art. It can take the most boring corner of a hallway or tiny strip of wall and turn it into a little surprise.   Eng Gee Fan also known as Minifanfan is this weeks pick for me. Visit her wonderful website and you will find [...]

Come Gather Together…

Come Gather Together…

What a fun way to start my day!!! I’m going to pull together a wonderful colorful guest room in about an hour  with the help of some seriously talented furniture makers & designers.  On the wall above the bed, I’d have to start with these…fabric covered horse shoes from  Hable Construction. At just $18 a [...]

Throwing In The Towel

Throwing In The Towel

I’m throwing in the towel on getting my monday post in on time today.   The Marimekko tea towels to be exact.  I had a huge  stretched Marimekko Canvas as the central piece of art in my room growing up.  It was bright and bold and modern and I thought it was over-the-top-cool. And while [...]