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)

Color Cues from Kathryn Ireland

Color Cues from Kathryn Ireland

The premiere of Million Dollar Decorators would get me blogging again after my mid-May hiatus (busy month,eh?) Really, there’s so much to say but it all comes out sounding rather catty. The decorators of the rich do not live in the same world as I do. I’d be much more concerned about my client’s well [...]

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 [...]

Design Series #3: Heading to the Promised Land(scape).

Design Series #3: Heading to the Promised Land(scape).

Close your eyes… picture your favorite outfit in your closet right now. What do you love about it? Color? Texture? The way it fits? It’s one way to understand your overall sense of style and head off into the promised landscape. Minimal. No muss, no fuss? Try a minimalistic approach – you may find layers [...]

Color Trends for 2011, Part II: Global Color and Pattern

Color Trends for 2011, Part II: Global Color and Pattern

With the ease of communication and travel to all parts of the world, it’s no wonder that the greater world would make it’s way into our inner sanctuaries. The second part of our color trend series for 2011 is all about going global when it comes to color, pattern and textures. The Sherwin Williams color [...]

Rug High

Rug High

Could there be anything more lovely than a rug inspired by the aerial view of tulip fields in holland? Yes, please, I’ll take 10 for a wall-to-wall carpet installation.  This rectangle of gorgeousness titled, Lisse,  is created by L E Design. “L E Design is a contemporary rug design studio based in Glasgow, Scotland. Formed [...]

Trees To Grow Inside Your Home

Trees To Grow Inside Your Home

This is fantastic.  You can visit My Tree And Me online and order one of their gorgeous modern geneaology charts and have it customized with your family names.  What a simply wonderful idea. You pick your chart from their site.  They send you a form to fill out.  You send in your info.  And the [...]