Decorating trends and products

New Trend Alert–Urban Suburbanism

 bhsusa.com, howardhanna.com; architecturaldigest.com

bhsusa.com, howardhanna.com; architecturaldigest.com

America’s current real estate boom is shattering the myth about Millennials and how they like to live. They may be city-dwellers at heart but their eventual migration moves them away from urban centers.  As they’re marrying, having families and purchasing homes later in life than their parents did, when they do buy their first home, it’s likely to be in the same place where their parents bought theirs…the suburbs(more…)


Ivy League Floors

Princeton's East Pyne Hall, Michael Mancuso/The Times of Trenton, nj.com

Princeton’s East Pyne Hall; Michael Mancuso/The Times of Trenton, nj.com

Back-to-school time conjures up memories of all types.  How it felt to turn the crisp pages of a new textbook.  The forever fragrant aroma of the gym locker room.  And for design lovers like us…the heart-stopping moment when we first laid eyes on a beautiful campus like Princeton University. Located a mere 90 minutes from Mannington’s Salem, NJ, headquarters, Princeton is one of several Ivy League institutions whose iconic architecture is both firmly footed in the past and the future. Architecture like this inspires and awakens our imaginations, especially when we’re thinking about flooring… (more…)


French Twist

frenchvillas.com

frenchvillas.com

Every Summer, vacationers flock to the French countryside to take in the sights of lovely homes like these. Whether it’s a grand chateau (with haute horse-in-waiting), cozy cottage or simple farmhouse, romancing the view comes natural in homes that take their cue from the land around them in effortless style. (more…)


Globetrotter Style

Michael Calderwood, Rory Gardiner, Nicholas Pitt, architecturaldigest.com

Michael Calderwood, Rory Gardiner, Nicholas Pitt, architecturaldigest.com

It’s vacation time! Whether channeling your inner Tarzan (or Jane), hanging ten or shopping the streets, one thing’s clear–design inspiration is all around. That’s why style lovers like us get snapshot happy as soon as we hit the road, clicking pics of everything from architecture to trees.  And what develops from our photojournal moments?  New ways of seeing color and texture that infuse the flooring we make with global style that’s totally of-the-moment. For example… (more…)


Hip, Hip, Hooray! This Decor’s Made in the USA

(l-r) Birch & Willow, Keith Scott Morton, countryliving.com; The Artful Home, KitchenAid, Maine Cottage, American Leather

(l-r) Birch and Willow, Keith Scott Morton, countryliving.com; The Artful Home, KitchenAid, Maine Cottage, American Leather

Independence Day brings out the patriot in us all, especially when it comes to decorating. Soon porches will be draped in bunting, flags will fly and sparklers will light the night, creating a festive feel with all-American appeal. And the day after? No need to pack away your patriotism when you can fill your home with designer decor made here in America. It’s easy to do if you know where to look… (more…)


Summer Fun Floors

 countryliving.com, bhg.com

countryliving.com, bhg.com

Summer’s here. Time to head to the great outdoors. Lounge by the pool. Garden. Camp. Dine beneath a big shade tree. But before embracing Mother Nature,  do all you can to protect the floors inside your home. Why? Because summer fun will turn glum if your floors are damaged by sandy feet, muddy paws and kids who leave a drippy wet trail behind them.  (more…)


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