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Spring is all about clean spaces, natural light, and greenery. There’s something so refreshing about a bright airy bedroom that just wants to make us hit snooze. Here are some beautiful examples of airy bedrooms perfect for springtime snoozing:

Airy Bedroom Envy via Abbey Carpet of SF
All that fluffy white bedding looks so dreamy in this wonderfully lit room. We love how the clean white shelving let’s all the little knickknacks speak for themselves, and the burst of freshness the leafy plant provides.

Airy Bedroom Envy via Abbey Carpet of SF
Clean, calm, and serene. The neutral colors of the throw and rug ground this bright white room, and who wouldn’t love to wake up to a bouquet of bright flowers?

Airy Bedroom Envy via Abbey Carpet of SF
We love all the personality brought into this airy space with bright mixed textiles and the casually draped night light.

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Airy and clean but with warm hues and some wonderful texture, this bedroom feels feminine and sophisticated.

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This vibrant space is aglow with natural light that brings out the gorgeous colorful textiles and accents. Clean wood and big windows keep the homey decor from feeling cluttered.

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This kids’ room mixes gorgeous traditional beds with a beautiful accent rug and whimsical ceiling. The combination of crisp and clean with fun and whimsical makes a perfect children’s room!

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This warm nursery uses a versatile white base, but is brought to life with the cozy rug, whimsical teepee and decorative goose.

It’s Monday, and we’ve all been day dreaming about those legendary 5 more minutes in bed. So in the spirit of Monday sleepiness, join us in coveting in these beautiful beds and their unique and stylish headboards:

Headboard Envy via Abbey Carpet of SF
This project isn’t for the faint of heart (or inexperienced crafter), but the result is stunning!

Headboard Envy via Abbey Carpet of SF
This minimalist approach is probably a lot easier to achieve, and since it’s made of Washi tape, it’s a great idea for anyone who rents or has limited space.

Headboard Envy via Abbey Carpet of SF
This elaborate mountain headboard is also 2D, but full of vibrant color that packs a punch in a more neutral room.

Headboard Envy via Abbey Carpet of SF
These vintage window frames work wonderfully with the mixed textures on this bed, and compliment the beautiful brass lamp!

Headboard Envy via Abbey Carpet of SF
This tufted wingback headboard is a little more traditional, but we love how the vibrant blue works with the gold accents and really brings the room to life.

Which bedroom would be your choice for a nice Monday afternoon nap?

There is something so wholesome and classic about a farmhouse, and we have been in love with the wonderful ways different architects, designers, and homeowners have been making farmhouses unique. Check out all these fabulous takes on the classic farmhouses we’ve been pining after:

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How cozy and inviting is this home, with it’s wraparound porch and big double doors? We love the clean white and navy paint.

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The windows, chimney, and welcoming backyard fire pit make this classic farmhouse seem like the perfect place to entertain!

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This modern farmhouse uses a mix of textures and has a clean, open look. We love the warmth of the wooden deck!

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String lights, bright windows, and barn doors make this little farmhouse bungalow look like something out of a fairy tale!

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Speaking of windows, imagine the gorgeous light that must fill this unique farmhouse with it’s huge window wall!

Lately we’ve been noticing these unusual but eye-catching exteriors around the web — homes that are eschewing the standard whites and neutrals that are often chosen for the outside of a home and instead are boldly going black, or near-black. Check out some of these wonderful structures that have succeeded in making a statement with their exteriors:

Stunning Dark Exteriors via Abbey Carpet of SF
This storage container home accents it’s crisp charcoal exterior with natural wood. We love the clean lines and the open upper floor.

Stunning Dark Exteriors via Abbey Carpet of SF
This cabin keeps the dark exterior from feeling oppressive with it’s gorgeous glassy design and we love the fun circular window along the side of the upper floor. This angular cabin really stands out in its lush location.

Stunning Dark Exteriors via Abbey Carpet of SF
Minimalist but cozy, this simple black standalone guest house stands out in stark contrast to it’s surroundings.

Stunning Dark Exteriors via Abbey Carpet of SF
What an unexpected twist on the traditional farmhouse! The clean white trim adds an extra punch to this Icelandic home.

Stunning Dark Exteriors via Abbey Carpet of SF
Another modern cabin with a dark but warm wood color. We love how the light catches the lighter wood in the ceiling and the porch and brightens the place up from within!

Stunning Dark Exteriors via Abbey Carpet of SF
Big, bold, and beautiful, this tall, angular multi-story home looks inviting with it’s enormous windows and outdoor areas!

I don’t know about you, but we are really starting to feel those Fall vibes and get into the coziness of the season. And really, what is cozier than curling up with your favorite book in one of these perfect nooks?

November is for nooks! via Abbey Carpet of SF
Perfect window lighting? Check. Adorable potted plants? Check. This window seat is the perfect mix of well-lit and soft and comfy.

November is for nooks! via Abbey Carpet of SF
We love how the dark walls keep this space cozy, with enough contrast and light to keep it from being gloomy. Not to mentioned layered rugs and the fluffy swing…

November is for nooks! via Abbey Carpet of SF
Looking for something cozy and classic? This weathered leather chair is so inviting with it’s folded blanket! The little burst of color on the rug keeps things from getting stuffy, and keeps toes from getting cold.

November is for nooks! via Abbey Carpet of SF
Talk about dreamy — this sweet illuminated canopy is the perfect place to sip a cup of tea and read your favorite fairy tale.

November is for nooks! via Abbey Carpet of SF
Want to take things outside? This adorable little patio nook will let you enjoy the crisp Autumn air while snuggled up with a blanket and a little candle light.

Father’s Day is coming up, and we’ve been getting inspired by dad-friendly designs, spaces with rustic touches, DIY enhancements, and no-nonsense color palettes . Here are a few examples of masculine design done right from around the web:

 

Father's Day Round Up: Masculine Spaces
Talk about no-nonsense — we love the sleek lines of this bedroom, combined with the gorgeous flooring and bedding textures.

 

Father's Day Round Up: Masculine Spaces
We love the clean, rustic look of this living room, with its crisp palette, and wonderful textures.

Father's Day Round Up: Masculine Spaces
We love this clever little hack to turn bar a bar and sofa into living-room stadium seating! Perfect for the dad with a no-food-on-the-couch rule!

Father's Day Round Up: Masculine Spaces
It’s impossible not to love this bright, artistic music room! How cool is that framed guitar display?

Father's Day Round Up: Masculine Spaces
Any outdoorsy dad would love this repurposed tractor table!

Father's Day Round Up: Masculine Spaces
Talk about the ultimate man cave! This in-home bar combines some beautiful wood with some a great, warm rug.

 

Bonus man cave:

Father's Day Round Up: Masculine Spaces
Ok, this is obviously photoshopped, but it’s a pretty cool idea, right? Who wouldn’t be stoked about a man cave featuring some Star Wars taxidermy?

We hope you all enjoyed your Mother’s Day weekend! It’s always a good idea to give your mom some love and a thoughtful gift, but this blog is for all the new mamas and mothers-to-be. In the name of nesting, here are some adorable nurseries to get you inspired:

Nursery Inspiration for New Mothers via Abbey Carpet SF

We love this clean,  modern approach. It’s bright and cheerful, and appropriate for any gender!

Nursery Inspiration for New Mothers via Abbey Carpet SF
Talk about bright! Here’s another wonderful gender-neutral nursery with a minimal Scandinavian look.

Nursery Inspiration for New Mothers via Abbey Carpet SF
This nursery combines a classic look with twinge of the rustic, for a cozy, woodsy feel.

Nursery Inspiration for New Mothers via Abbey Carpet SF
We love the mixture of gray and pink in this sweet, feminine nursery. The polka dots keep it from feeling too serious!

Nursery Inspiration for New Mothers via Abbey Carpet SF
This nursery has a midcentury/bohemian feel to it. The subtle pink in the carpet feels bright and fresh, without making this space feel distinctly gendered.

Nursery Inspiration for New Mothers via Abbey Carpet SF
This space is playful and full of whimsy! Who wouldn’t want to grow up reading books in a cozy little tent nook?

Tell us, what does your dream nursery look like?

Many people consider the kitchen the most important room in the home. It’s a place for nourishment and creativity, where families gather and meals are made. And while having a sleek wooden floor or tiles is a practical choice, a cheerful little rug can go a long way in sprucing up your kitchen’s look, and keeping your feet warm when you’re making coffee in the morning! Here are some of our favorite kitchens with rugs from around the web:

6 Kitchens with Envy-Worthy Rugs via Abbey Carpet SF
This sophisticated kitchen, with its sleek black cabinets, is kept from looking too severe with the addition of a richly colored little rug.

6 Kitchens with Envy-Worthy Rugs via Abbey Carpet SF
The rug in this gorgeous white kitchen works wonderfully with the warm wood colors and copper accents!

6 Kitchens with Envy-Worthy Rugs via Abbey Carpet SF
Layered rugs in the kitchen/dining area? This boho dining area makes it work!

6 Kitchens with Envy-Worthy Rugs via Abbey Carpet SF
This kitchen has cooler gray-blue cabinets, but the warm colors in this runner brighten it up considerably.

6 Kitchens with Envy-Worthy Rugs via Abbey Carpet SF
This classic kitchen has a timeless and clean look made extra welcoming and warm with the colors from the rug!

6 Kitchens with Envy-Worthy Rugs via Abbey Carpet SF
This kitchen pairs minty cabinets, a bold pink rug, and a great farmhouse sink for an eye-catching and unique look.

 

Come visit us at the showroom and find the perfect rug to compliment YOUR kitchen!

The entrance into your home is the first greeting a guest receives at the door, the first peek impression of your space. But a hallway can be a difficult space to perfect — how do you make narrow dimensions feel warm and welcoming, imbued with the personality of you and your family? The perfect rug can go a long way in setting up your space and creating a welcoming entrance. Here are some examples we’ve found around the web:

Hallway Heaven via Abbey Carpet of SF
This foyer is bright and warm, setting the stage for a neat and well thought out home by matching the rug to the front door and the vase on the side table.

Hallway Heaven via Abbey Carpet of SF
This entryway mingles simplicity with bohemian vibes, letting the warm colors in the patterned runner bring out the natural warmth of the wood and woven basket.

Hallway Heaven via Abbey Carpet of SF
This entryway’s warm rug works similarly, but the dark door, lampshade, and other accents work with the dark navy elements of the rug pattern to create a more dramatic feel. The pink and reds in the rug keep the hallway from feeling severe.

Hallway Heaven via Abbey Carpet of SF
This black and white mudroom keeps things simple and organized. The space looks crisp and together, but the striped runner adds a playful element.

Hallway Heaven via Abbey Carpet of SF
Talk about playful! The colorful, geometric rug in this hallway really brightens up this entry.

Hallway Heaven via Abbey Carpet of SF
This bold, honey comb rug features some incredible jewel tones that work wonderfully alongside the neutral but warm walls and wooden floors.

Want to give your hallway, entryway, or mudroom a face life? Visit us at the showroom and check out our great selection of rugs and runners that will bring your home to life!

Even if you don’t have a Big Bad Wolf blowing down your house, brick can be a beautiful addition to a variety of spaces. Here are a few favorites from around the web:

6 Bold & Beautiful Uses of Brick
We love the way modern and classic mix with this bold brick exterior in New York.

6 Bold & Beautiful Uses of Brick
It can also work wonderfully as a subtle little pop between rooms as in this lovely archway.

6 Bold & Beautiful Uses of Brick
Brick in the bedroom? Yes! The accent wall adds so much texture to this masculine bedroom.

6 Bold & Beautiful Uses of Brick
However, brick proves to be quite versatile in this bright and cheerful nursery!

6 Bold & Beautiful Uses of Brick
It looks great in this rustic-influenced kitchen

6 Bold & Beautiful Uses of Brick
And also looks great as an island accent in this more modern kitchen!