Design & Style

How to Style a Brown Sofa

Is your living room long overdue for a makeover, but you’re feeling weighed down by the elephant…ahem…sofa in the room? Sure, it could be the most comfortable couch in the world, well-made and the kids love cuddling up on it as they watch Netflix on Saturday morning, but you feel like it doesn’t have much …

Pantone Color Trends of 2018 and Area Rugs

2018 is going to be a colorful year, at least according to the PANTONE® Fashion Color Trend Report.  When Pantone announced Ultra Violet as their 2018 Color of the Year, interior designers and home décor enthusiasts jumped on this bold, distinctive and complex purple shade. From Baby Boomers to Millennials, everyone is excited about this color choice! …

Home Décor Trends 2018: What’s In and What’s Out?

Welcome to 2018! From creating colorful kitchens to a floral frenzy in the bedroom, the experts at Houzz have predicted big changes this year in home décor, and we couldn’t agree with them more! But what 2018 home décor trends are here to stay and which have reached their expiration date? We’ve put together a …

Pantone’s Ultra Violet Makes Waves in 2018

Ultra Violet will soon be making waves across the fashion industry, fast on the heels of Pantone’s announcement of the mystical hue as Color of the Year for 2018. Source According to the Pantone Color Institute, ultra violet is a “provocative and thoughtful purple shade” that embodies individuality and spirituality. It’s bright, mysterious and imaginative, …

Tips to Create a Cozy Bedroom

Imagine if you could add comfort and style to your bedroom without breaking the bank. Believe it or not, you’re not dreaming–it’s totally possible to create a snuggle zone that’s gorgeous and affordable, too. We have to warn you, though…staying in bed all day will be tempting with these cozy bedroom ideas! Add Layers and …

Mantleless Stocking Displays

“’Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro’ the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there,” wrote the nineteenth century poet Clement Clarke Moore in the iconic opening lines of his poem, A Visit from …

Fall Home Decor Inspiration with Jessica Matos

Jessica Matos’ modern California farmhouse is so breathtakingly beautiful, it looks like it belongs in Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Journal. It is filled with magnificent details and  favorite farmhouse staples like shiplap, exposed wood, open shelving, chalkboard signage and flowers in nearly every room. A wife and busy mom of seven, Jessica has a …

FALL TABLESCAPE IDEAS

Fall has arrived, and it’s the perfect time to think about entertaining. Incorporating touches of fall into your decor doesn’t have to be complicated. I’ll share a few simple ways you can bring fall inside by adding some seasonal details to a fall tablescape. When you hear the word “fall,” what’s one of the first …

Kevin O’Gara’s Dorm Room Decor Makeovers

Kevin O’Gara from Thou Swell here, and I’m excited to share two dorm room designs I worked on with the help of some stunning Mohawk Home rugs. First up, a blue and white room for my friend Colesy. This room is actually a double, so I went with an 8×10 size that would cover the …

Prepare Your Home for Fall with Pantone Trends

The outdoor landscape is slowly changing and crisp fall weather will soon set in. As the leaves begin to turn, many home decor enthusiasts will set their sights on updating their indoor color scheme as well as their wardrobes, turning to Pantone’s bi-annual color report for inspiration. Twice yearly, Pantone evaluates the trends shown on …

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