Jun 14, 2022 | Carpet One Floor & Home
Summer evokes a flurry of warm memories, from sunny days spent on the beach to starry nights toasting marshmallows over a crackling fire in the backyard.
The bliss of summertime seems to disappear in a flash, so how do you make the most of your sun-filled adventures and vacation days? In this issue of Beautiful Design Made Simple, we’re exploring the ways you can incorporate the feeling of summer travels and coastal destinations into your home design.
Design by SARA BEDERMAN Photography by STEPHANI BUCHMAN
This article delves into the best ways to bring travel into your home design, with eight specific tips on using decor and architecture from your travel. Discussing strategies such as playing with aquatic designs and colors, hanging unique travel art, and using pin maps, this editorial gives direct tips on how to use the places you’ve traveled as design inspo. Learn how you can infuse textiles, exotic aromas, and literature to bring faraway destinations into your home design.
Design by LAURA HAY Photography by LISA PETROLE
This gorgeous seven-page spread on resort-inspired spaces touches upon the ways that you can incorporate resort looks and resort accessories into your everyday home design. These five beautiful designs showcase luxury bedrooms, spa bathrooms, outdoor showers, restaurant dining, and open-air living with designer photos to demonstrate each trend.
In this exclusive interview with Margarita Bravo, she gives us a sneak peek behind the design of a townhome renovation in Denver, Colorado. Her signature use of color is apparent throughout the design as she answers questions about how to incorporate personality into your home with wallpaper, furnishings, and color.
From Boutique Hotel to Cape Cod Coastal, this summer’s styles we love section is the tranquil remedy you need to beat the heat. Boutique hotel features a modern-chic vibe that's melded with art deco and explores colors through wall art, tiling, and furniture. Cape Cod Coastal, on the other hand, is reminiscent of a Cape Cod summer with furnishings that capture the beach house aesthetic by using natural beach wood, coral reefs, and aquatic blues as inspiration. Lastly, there’s Rustic Cabincore which is perfect for those who want to hole up in the mountains as a getaway destination from the city. This style features the trending sage green married with wood tones to create an eclectic cabin vibe that encourages peace in nature.
Our first flooring feature delves into family-friendly floors for your vacation home or new home renovation, featuring products that are stainproof and waterproof from our Carpet One Floor & Home catalog. From waterproof hardwood to kid-friendly carpet, we recommend the ideal solutions for active households who need mess-proof floors.
This fun Buzzfeed-style quiz showcases five summer mood boards to help you find the best floors for you. With Adventurous, Natural, Beachy, Vibrant and Motivated, you’ll have a blast taking this personality quiz and seeking out the ideal floors for your summer vibe.
Our second flooring feature takes a deep dive into ocean-inspired looks and discusses how to create a laid-back space with carpet and area rugs. With product recommendations from coastal blue area rugs to warm sand-textured carpets, we have the tips you need to infuse your home with seaside colors and patterns.
Written by Trisha Isabey
Design by TRISHA ISABEY Photography by TREVOR COOPER
In this exclusive designer feature, Trisha Isabey discusses how to maximize your space in small living quarters. Whether you’re in a condo, an apartment, or a townhome, we can all agree that creating a livable space that feels big enough for you is important. Isabey gives us tips on how to do this from maximizing natural light and views to streamlining built-ins and using negative space to your advantage.
Written by Laura Hay
And lastly, Laura Hay takes a deep dive into how to style a cottage chic home. With several cottage-style designs under her belt, Hay is an expert and she spills her top tips. She suggests using materials like natural wool, raw stone, and organic textiles as well as cottage-style decor and focal points. She also offers advice on how to revolutionize your existing home design into one that blends with cottage chic style.