Decorating trends and products

Holiday Hearty Floors,,

As Thanksgiving nears, everyone looks for ways to make gatherings with family and friends a success.  Tasty food. A lovely table. A warm ambiance created with candles, nature’s bounty and seasonal decor. But what about your floor?  Have you given it more than a moment’s thought?  (more…)

American Beauty Floors

As Thanksgiving nears, we’re especially mindful of the many things that make us thankful to be Americans. Like our National Parks. Did you know they span more than 84 million acres and cover everything from snow-capped mountains and sunny seashores to dusty deserts and verdant forests?  No matter which park we visit, we are always awed by all that nature has created. From awe comes design inspiration…and flooring with distinct American style.  (more…)

The Next World Series Hit–Fastball Flooring!, bedbathandbeyond,

As the first pitch of the 2015 World Series nears, fans are doing more than buzzing about baseball. They’re helping ‘America’s Pastime’ hit it out of the park as never before in attendance, value and shopping.In 2014, Major League Baseball finished the regular season with an attendance of over 73 million, the seventh highest total of all-time. If Major League Baseball traded on the stock exchange, it’d be worth $36 billion with the average team now valued at $1.2 billion in revenue–48% more than a year ago, according to a study by Forbes.

From bedding to toasters, sofas to light switch plate covers and colorful captains chairs, shoppers are filling their homes with baseball-inspired decor(link to examples).

At Mannington, we’re into baseball, too. Have been for decades.  (more…)

Walk Like An Egyptian

Egypt conjures images of romance, intrigue and adventure. Cleopatra conquered it (and Mark Antony) with her beauty. Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot unveiled death on the Nile. Indiana Jones dug his way from Cairo and back in search of antiquity treasure. And us?  We’re into Egypt’s iconic architecture -like the Philae Temple of Aswan- and how it inspires design today, especially when it comes to flooring. (more…)

City Slickers

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Nancy Deptolla; Michael Moran,;,

For design inspiration, it’s hard to beat the streets of Manhattan. Iconic architecture like One World Trade Center impresses with its shape and scale. Homes are all about stylish spin, like this posh penthouse in SoHo, where window walls create wow and an all-glass ceiling reflects light in dramatic fashion.  Shopping in hot spots like Nomad’s Moooi store reveal materials, color, pattern and texture used in intriguing ways. The look is hip yet haute; and made for melting-pot mixing–just like the city itself.

We’re floored by the ‘city that never sleeps.’ Here are three ways you can be, too.  (more…)

State-ly Style,,

We’re often asked where we find design inspiration.  And the answer is…”Everywhere.” Sometimes it lands in our lap while perusing the pages of a book. Other times, we lift a fork to it when served a meal filled with colorful contrast and texture.  But most of the time, our imagination truly takes flight when we do. Yes, road trips are the secret to much of our design success. Why? Because there’s nothing quite as inspiring as the natural beauty of America found when traveling across state lines. (more…)

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