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Some of this seasons freshest rug fashions by Momeni

As they have proven true season after season, Momeni possesses the talent, vision, and, innovative concepts to keep them at the cutting edge of rug fashion.  Their designers have again brought to market some of the most fashion- and style-forward area rug styles of this season (or any other).  Let’s take a quick tour of some of their more outstanding patterns!

Arabesque Collection

AQ-03 Arabesque Teal
Momeni credits Polonaise, Art & Crafts and Deco motifs for inspiring their Arabesque Collection.  The transitional styling of the rugs in their Arabesque Collection provides for “a modern collection” that harkens back to “past eras.”  But these rugs do more than just “nod to the past,” they bow to it (or looking at it a different way, they snub their nose to it) by innovating radically on traditional elements in a host of interesting and engaging but still relevant ways that serve to update and make these more traditional elements contemporary.
AQ-02 Arabesque Teal
While these rugs radically  innovate on timeless looks they maintain a Momeni’s steadfast dedication to quality.  All rugs in the Arabesque Collection have been constructed out of hand-tufted 100% over-twisted wool.  They also feature a heavy wash which lends them an antique feel.  The resulting juxtaposition of the modern designs with an antique feel translates into an almost surreal quality that pleases your eyes and engages your imagination.

Elements

Thankfully, Momeni continues to invest in this outstanding collection.  Each rug in the Elements collection taps into what continues year after year to define the “contemporary” aesthetic.

EL-32 Elements Multi

“Capturing all that is modern, Elements utilizes a brilliant color palette to enhance its contemporary edge.”  Momeni constructs each rug in the Elements collection of power loomed 100% New Zealand wool and each rug features a hand-made finish consisting of hand-serged edges and hand-carving.

EL-34 Elements Gray

As with every Momeni rug, it is their  unwavering attention to detail that makes  this collection even more special.

Sensations

SEN-5 Sensations Charcoal

As striking as they are unique, the rugs in the Sensations collection provides an absolutely stunning array of transitional designs.  Each exceptional rug in this collection results in part of a technique Momeni refers to as “over-tufting.”

SEN-3 Sensations Gold

“Over-tufting” refers to a process whereby Momeni tufts over each tufted wool design with supple art-silk.

SEN-04 Sensations IT Taup

Momeni thereby lends these designs an additional dimension of textural depth, style, and tailoring that further enhances these spectacular rugs.

Tetra

Tetra brings together a unique collection of transitional and contemporary designs characteristic of those for which Momeni has become so famous.

TT-06 Tetra Ivory

They tuft each design in this collection out of the softest polyester to provide a luxurious, silky feel that rivals even the lush softness of wool but has the additional benefits of saving some of the cost and enhancing fade resistance so these rugs feel cozy and can be used in spaces where the sun might otherwise fade natural fibers.

TT-02 Tetra Brown Multi

Then Momeni enhances each handmade design further by utilizing a cut-loop construction that achieves a “high/low” effect.  Finally, they finish each creation by adding an, “over-twisted yarn” to create an “abrash effect” to each piece thereby giving each rug in this spectacular collection an even more powerful  look.

Visit George’s Carpet One Floor & Home to get your hands on any of these and many other gorgeous Momeni rugs and rugs made by other top rug designers.

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SIMPLE WAYS TO REDECORATE YOUR HOME

Give Any Room a “Facelift” Without Spending a Fortune

 

Like many homeowners, you may think that you’ll never find the budget or the time to turn your mundane living room or bathroom with 30-year old flooring into a functional and up-to-date space that you love.  Spring  is the perfect time to complete projects around the house, but it can also be among the busiest times of the year!  Luckily, there are hundreds of quick, relatively inexpensive and simple ways to make a dramatic impact on any room in your home.

 

Many consumers think that redecorating their home will cost thousands of dollars and take months.  Fortunatly, there are countless simple solutions that help change the whole look of a room with a minimal amount of effort and at a low cost.

 

Start at the Bottom

New flooring can change the entire look and feel of a room.  Soft carpeting will make a living room feel more comfortable and inviting, while choosing hardwood or natural-looking laminate flooring will add elegance to an entryway or dining room. 

 

For a quick and easy change, adding a brightly colored or textured area rug on top of a hard surface.  Area rugs are available in a range of prices and in different sizes and shapes to fit any space.  Recently, there has been a trend towards less expensive area rugs that look remarkably like the high-priced styles.  You can find a range of designs with an expensive hand-tufted wool appearance that are actually made from polypropylene fibers. This is a great option if you’re trying to decorate within a budget!

 

There are also great options for homeowners who want a high-quality wall to wall carpet but don’t want to spend a fortune, such as,  the Good Housekeeping collection of carpeting.  This collection is available in a variety of styles and colors and, more importantly, it has been tested for durability and performance by the Good Housekeeping Institute.  Only products that meet Good Housekeeping’s high standards are backed by the Good Housekeeping Seal. 

 

If you prefer the look of a hard surface, you may want to choose laminate or vinyl over more costly hard surface flooring.  You can achieve the look of hardwood or ceramic tile, with vinyl or laminate flooring, which tend to be more affordable and still very durable.  Opting for laminate or vinyl flooring can save as much as $10 per square foot!  This cost savings is mainly because it costs less to purchase the materials for a laminate or vinyl floor than hardwood or tile.  Earthscapes, for instance, is an extremely affordable and durrable, scratch and wear-resistant vinyl flooring.  The Earthscapes designs bear a striking resemblance to real ceramic tile and hardwood flooring and cost a fraction of the price. 

 

Color & Lighting

Another quick and inexpensive way to give your room a “facelift” is to alter the colors and lighting.  Are you plagued by boring white walls and nervous about making a dramatic change?  Designers suggest to try painting one wall or just the ceiling with a rich, bold color, like cranberry, a warm gold tone, or a deep blue or to try giving your room some dimension by alternating complementing colors on each wall.  Simply adding color to one surface – which requires less time and much less paint – will give the room a whole new energy. 

 

Another option is to give the room a sophisticated colonial look with wainscoting (the white or neutral colored board that usually comes about halfway up the wall).  Whether your walls are already apple green, or you decide to paint all four of them a new color, wainscoting will break up the color in the space and create clean, modern elegance in the room.  Wainscoting is easy to install and usually comes in pre-cut lengths and a variety of heights. 

 

Lighting can control the ambiance and set the mood of the room, so you may need to try a few different options before finding what you like.  But the good news is that you can change the light by simply choosing different types of light bulbs, using dimmers or opening unused windows.  If your room is illuminated mostly by fluorescent lighting, you may want to add a few light fixtures or lamps to soften the harsh fluorescent bulbs. 

 

The Big Pieces

In many rooms, especially if it’s a bedroom or a living room, the furniture occupies most of the space.  So, if you have an old couch with a loud pattern or a dark wood dresser, it may be dominating the décor and hindering your ability to create your own style.  If you’re decorating on a budget, it’s difficult to justify purchasing a new bedroom set or living room furniture, especially if what you own is still in good condition!  But there are some low-cost alternatives:

 

·         Change the color and style of your couch and chair with slipcovers.  They come in a variety of styles, colors and prices and can be adjusted to fit your furniture perfectly.  Plus, it’s easy to remove a slipcover and throw it in the laundry!

·         Make that old brown couch a little more exciting by adding accent pillows in bright colors or a soft throw.  You can do the same to change the look of your bedding. 

·         Although some bedding can be very expensive, you can usually find a duvet cover and matching pillow shams for a reasonable price.  You can stuff the duvet and shams with your existing comforter and pillows to create an entirely new look!

·         Try rearranging your existing furniture.  Simply shifting your bed to the opposite wall or turning your couch to face a window can make it feel like a whole new room.  Also, try to get rid of extra furniture or clutter so there is a logical and comfortable “flow” to the space.

·         If your dresser and nightstand aren’t family heirlooms passed down from your great-grandmother, you may want to consider painting them.  Try a clean white or a bold green to make them stand out in the space.  For a more subtle look, try black or a neutral off-white shade.

·         If you need to add some new pieces to a room, look for unfinished furniture and re-finish it yourself.  It may take a little longer and require more effort, but unfinished furniture is generally much less expensive than the alternative!

 

So, now you have no excuses for living amongst plain white walls or subjecting your friends to that orange striped couch from 1979!  These tips will help you to remodel even the most atrocious of rooms to reveal a modern look that reflects your lifestyle – without breaking the bank!

 

For more decorating ideas and all your flooring needs, visit www.georgesc1.com.

Free Installation & No Down Payment & No Interest Until 2013 – Sale!!!

Free Installation & No Down Payment & No Interest Until 2013 – Sale!!!

Free Installation & No Down Payment & No Interest Until 2013

Free Installation & No Down Payment & No Interest Until 2013

THE BIG MERGE: DECORATING TIPS FOR MATRIMONIAL BLISS

 

 You might have said “I do” to him, but his garage sale couch and velvet horse posters are a different story.  He, on the other hand, can’t understand how his beloved bride can love both him and her pastel floral quilt.

 

Ahh, married life.  Once the wedding is over and the honeymoon tan has faded, most newlyweds discover that it takes more than a marriage certificate to make a happy and successful union.  Combining his and her belongings can be a newlywed couple’s first challenge together, but one that’s absolutely surmountable.

 

It’s never an easy adjustment to accommodate two individual design tastes into one home, but the key to peaceful decorating is the art of compromise.  Here are some tips for newlyweds who are merging their decorating styles:

 

·         Common Ground.  Look for similarities in your design preferences and emphasize those things you both enjoy, rather than focusing on your differences.  Perhaps there’s a common color scheme, or an artist or art style you both enjoy.

 

·         Something Old, Something New.  As you’re merging his and hers existing furnishings, use some wedding gift cash to treat yourselves to a few exciting new purchases for your home.  First determine the top renovations or furnishings that will best improve your home, and then figure out a style that will suit both your tastes.  New cabinets, flooring or lighting, for example, can give your home a fresh new look – one that you created together as a couple – and can also add to the value when it comes time for resale.   

 

·         Meet In The Middle.  Since your home’s interior now has to satisfy you both, try to find the point of compromise.  If you like a traditional plush carpet and he prefers a hardwood floor, choose an over-sized area rug to display on a hardwood floor surface. 

 

·         “No-Critique” Zone.  Sometimes you have to put aside your differences – in another room or space, that is.  If there’s no reconciling certain points of design disagreement, you might opt for a designated room or area for each spouse, filled with each person’s favorite collectibles or furnishings.  Try to keep the eye-rolling to a minimum in these “no-critique” zones!

 

·         Create Traditions.  He’s not into your collection of pressed butterflies, and you’re not too keen about his beloved baseball cards.  Create your own tradition of collecting something you both treasure, perhaps souvenirs from your travels together, or your personal collection of holiday ornaments, or a music “library” of favorite CDs.

 

·         An Eclectic Mix.  Conformity in decorating can be dull and boring, so embrace your different tastes into an eclectic mix that gives your home a unique style.  For example, merge his contemporary leather furnishings with your traditional throw pillows and rugs and create a habitat that works for both bride and groom.

 

·         No Time Limit.  Don’t be too quick to consign his sports paraphernalia or her antique book collection to the trash or thrift store.  There’s no rush to find your happy medium.  Keep sifting through accessories and rearranging your combined furniture for as long as it takes until it feels right for both of you, which could be anywhere from six months to a year.   

 

·         Home Sweet Home.  Throughout the decorating process, keep in mind that you’ll be sharing wonderful memories in your first home together, regardless of the color of the walls or the design of the ceramic tiles.  And as you grow together, your tastes will likely change and possibly converge, so don’t fret.  What’s really important is that the two of you are starting an amazing journey together – hold onto that thought and everything else becomes a lot simpler.

 

For all of your flooring needs – from ceramic to laminate, hardwood to carpet and area rugs – go to www.georgesc1.com.