Today I am super excited to have Editor in Chief of Remodelista, Julie Carlson, share with us a major tend alert that we are seeing everywhere. Overdying has become a movement and we are embracing this movement. Julie and the team of Remodelista have created a phenomenal one stop shop site that has people from all over the world drooling for more. I know that I personally cannot get enough. So please enjoy this guest post and please note, next week I have a very special giveaway that has to do with Remodelista!!

We first started noticing rumblings of the overdying trend when we admired Diesel’s Successful Living collection, featuring tables and chairs stained in variegated shades of indigo. Then, when ABC Carpet came out with its Reform Rugs collection of vintage carpets dyed in vibrant shades of fuchsia, turquoise, and crimson, we took note (not coincidentally, Restoration Hardware has just come out with its own line of overdyed rugs called Color-Wash).

And not long ago we posted about artisan furniture maker Sawkille’s latest designs, made from bleached hardwood, which takes well to color (they hand mix their own transparent wood dyes in shades of indigo and royal blue).

Flooring companies are getting in on the act as well, with companies like Timeline Wood in Los Angeles offering stained wood flooring in shades like Blue Chalk, Tomato Peel, and New Orange.

Finally, we called it a trend when we spotted the Nordic Spruce Box colorwashed cabinet by Belgian design collective Labt displayed at Maison Objet in January.

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I am adoring the three new rugs Paul Smith has designed for The Rug Company. His design includes just enough geometric shape balanced by pale hues. If you hadn’t noticed yet, I am a rug lover and Paul Smith’s are no exception.

Shop here.

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Live Creating Yourself

I must admit, rugs in the kitchen are just fabulous. Once you get over the reality that we are all messy humans and we WILL spill, a rug in the kitchen gives the space a “lived in” feel, warmth, color, and depth. I like to scotch guard my rugs or even have them professionally treated for extra protection. Scroll if you need any more convincing that this is the best idea ever…

A Perfect Gray

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Carpet of Life

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Lately, I can feel the seasons begin to change and I tend to subtly reflect that in my home. Previously I had a brighter rug in my bedroom and I was ready to switch it up. I chose the Chindi rug that is a little more neutral for fall…which came so quickly! Switching out rugs is one of my favorite ways to change a space with little effort. It is quick. easy, and you can often change rugs between two rooms in your home if you aren’t wanting to buy a new one. See more of my new rug, and how I still enjoy my previous rug by folding it up and storing it on my bench!

all images were taken by Kirsten Grove

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Sep

2013

Unknown picture, does anyone know who this came from?

I love the simplicity of this entryway and it is perfect to do on a budget! Use this weeks get the look to create a “less-is-more” welcome for your guests here…

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Last week I took a quick trip to San Jose to help a client with her adorable condo. Leopard shoes and Holly Becker’s Decorate book always helo with inspiration.

My new favorite item in my house is this Medallion rug. I’ll be posting more images of it soon!

Clothes shopping with Ethan is always a blast. He knows style!

There is nothing better than brass faucets. My client in Vegas completely agreed and installed them in her bathroom and kitchen.

Sweeten your weekend and find me here (use links):

Say hello to some amazing entry way selections.

Minimalist office space styling options.

 


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Aug

2013

I’ve recently added the Vintage Vibe squares to my living space and they compliment it perfectly. Bear is so excited about my new FLOR squares! The always happy and excited dog of mine managed to sit still in this photo and I just couldn’t resist sharing.

FLOR carpet squares are all about customization for your home.

Learn about and shop the entire collection here.

 

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Aug

2013

Alltihemmit via Pinterest.

Sometimes it’s the most simple spaces that can make such big impacts. This eating area is complete with 4 colorful chairs, a simple white table, a rug and a few accessories. That’s it! It’s the perfect set up for a small space. Get the look:

1. Chair 2. Light 3. Dala Horse 4. Rug 5. Table

 

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Apr

2013

I’ve been enjoying green lately. Above is some serious green goodness that I would use in my home in a heartbeat.

Room, chair, blanket, sofa, rug.

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Oct

2012

Are you in the need of a new rug??  Dash & Albert Rug Company has a huge variety of fantastic rugs for your choosing.  Stripes have become such a timeless design and can be used in most any room.  D&A of tons and tons of stripes as well geometric patterns, solid patterns and some floral.  I have my eye on the vintage geometric rug shown on the bottom left.  The colors are perfect!

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I’m sure you’ll be hearing much about this in the next week because it is a very exciting announcement for decor lovers everywhere.  Zara Home finally launches in the US!!  I can hear you jumping for joy….right??:)  The beloved Euro brand Zara Home launched today in the US.  I viewed the site this morning and picked a few of my favorite items including some pillows and knobs.  Happy shopping friends!!

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This ombre’ inspired rug would be a great accessories for a space that needs a pop of color.  I’m in love.

via Liora Manne

 

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May

2012

This past fall, Warp & Weft was the sponsor of the Fashion Institute of Technology’s student design competition titled, Contemporary Creations: A Rug Design Competition.  They awarded two winners.  This winning rug, Kaleidoscope by Charlotte Rodiere, features colorful triangles made of luxurious triangles semi-worsted Merino wool in tip-sheared texture.  So beautiful!

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Feb

2012

Though I can’t show you my house just yet, I had to show you this pretty flatweave rug from Restoration Hardware, designed by Ben Soleimani.  The grey goes perfectly in my bedroom to break up the light floor and the light walls.  Can’t wait for you to see the rest!!!

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I am loving the styling of these Kashtall rugs.  View their whole catalog here.