Sep 13, 2019 | Carpet One Floor & Home
We know we’re not alone when we say that fall is our favorite season. But what is it about the months of autumn that so many of us find comfort and happiness in? Is it the cool air and cozy sweaters? The unofficial onset of the holiday season? The quintessential flavors? Or simply its beauty? Here at Beautiful Design Made Simple, we say all of the above. With this issue, our hope is that inspiration, ideas, and advice that follow spark as much joy for you, as the long anticipated arrival of fall has for us. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s in store:
Written by Carpet One Floor & Home Interior design by Sara Bederman Photography by Stephani Buchman
In an age where our lives are cluttered with information, digital communications, and 24/7 media, elements of modern design are extremely appealing. The clean, straight lines and simplicity can provide a much-needed respite from the chaos of our daily lives. When your life seems cluttered with appointments, to-dos, and Pinterest perfect projects, creating a home that is the opposite of your hectic lifestyle can help you to simplify your life. Well, at least part of your life. Continue reading >>
Written by Carpet One Floor & Home Flooring by Carpet One Floor & Home Paint by Benjamin Moore
As autumn arrives, don’t let the shift in weather uproot your outdoor endeavors too quickly. Hang tight, put on an extra layer, and create more al fresco moments to soak in all the season has to offer. Captured here at a harvest celebration, an alternative dining scene is built on an inviting foundation of rugs and pillows and accented by a wealth of fall florals. A scheme as inviting as this is sure to extend your use of the outdoors. Continue reading >>
Flooring (Top to Bottom): Eagle Crest Hardwood in "Light Timber", Hometown Hardwood in "Cream Delight", Rendezvous Carpet in "Celadon", Bravura Carpet in "Linen"; Paint (top to bottom): Beeswax 2157-40, Harvest Moon 2167-30, Red 2000-10, Half Moon Crest 1481, Dragonfly AF-510, Golden Nugget 2019-20.
Written by Angela Orr Felts Interior design by Angela Orr Felts for Red Deer Carpet One Floor & Home Photography by Laws Lens Photography
Every once in a very long while, you get the opportunity to really stretch yourself as a designer and truly embrace your creativity: not the client’s, not the contractor’s, but your own. This is truly one of the greatest pleasures in this business of design. A few years ago, the chance to create a one-of-a-kind show home came across my desk. Colbray Homes, a long-time builder client I had worked with for many years at Red Deer Carpet One, approached me to work on a million-dollar-plus show home, with all the bells and whistles. Continue reading >>
An exclusive Q&A with embellishment designer and expert Jana Platina Phipps.
Early in my career, while working as an assistant to an accessory designer in NYC, I was sent to an trimmings factory in the garment district to source some materials. When I entered, it was a beehive of activity—machines were whirring, making maypole-like designs of cording; workers were speaking Italian and Spanish, with a dash of Yiddish; spools of yarn were piled high to the ceiling. It felt like something straight our of the Industrial Revolution. Continue reading >>
Written by Annie Fair Interior design by Annie Fair Photography by Bethany Nauert
In this age of constant digital communication, what was once a separate life at the office has now freely and frequently become part of our home life. Our offices are essentially everywhere. When I think of the ways my commercial clients use their workspaces, I am reminded of the ways my residential clients use their homes. Making these workspaces comfortable, usable, and durable is what we do for our residential clients, especially families. From my work on commercial projects, I have distilled my experiences down to these Five Rules for Success. Continue reading >>
Written by Laura Umansky Design by Laura U Interiors Photography by Michael Hunter
Working with a great art collection is an exciting challenge. There are many homeowners who are adventurous and open, allowing for risks and unexpected design pairings. But at the same time, creating a cohesive interior using an existing color palette requires a unique strategy. It’s tempting to be a complete minimalist, letting the art speak for itself. It’s more fun, however, to play around with different colors, shapes, and textures. Continue reading >>
Written by Carpet One Floor & Home
As the seasons change, our plans for home projects and design change too. But there is one thing that stays constant in the trendiest homes—a remodeled bathroom. A massive en-suite is ideal, but it’s not always feasible. Fortunately, in today’s design world, bathroom design is no longer limited to large-scale bathrooms. With a little creativity, small to medium sized bathrooms can share in the glory. Continue reading >>
It wouldn't be a fall issue without a special holiday section. This year's assembly begins with a larger-than-life holiday home tour with interior designer Cynthia Soda, transitions into must-have tips for making the most of the holidays, and ends with a local furniture artisan's unique take on designing joyful gatherings during the holidays.