Archives for category: Seasonal

Thanksgiving is over and now winter is on it’s way, and that means it’s time to start decorating for Christmas. Whether you’re hosting a big holiday event, or just want to add a little Christmas cheer to your home during the season, here are 7 clever, crafty or just Christmas-y ideas to get you inspired:

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Want to welcome the holidays into your home, but not quite ready to commit to a full sized tree? Check out this sweet and simple trio of mini trees, or…

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Craft your own adorable felt trees!

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
These little fir tree ornaments also make for a subtle but seasonal decoration.

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Feeling crafty but want to keep things simple? Try this cute, rustic stick ornament DIY!

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Or, for a more involved rustic look, use an old door to create a makeshift mantel!

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Adorable AND edible? Impress everyone at your next holiday gathering with these deliciously wintery snowy pine cone snacks!

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
For a more sustainable celebration,  wrap gifts with a reusable cloth and gathering flowers, herbs, or leaves to embellish with! You can find more zero-waste holiday ideas here.

It’s the tasty time of year again, when hosts and hostesses all over are looking for the perfect dishes and decor ideas for their Thanksgiving feasts. Make your Thanksgiving table stand out with these creative and crafty ideas we’ve collected for you:

Make Your Thanksgiving Memorable via Abbey Carpet of SF
Want to create warm welcome? We’ve found you a free printable banner that will do the trick!

Make Your Thanksgiving Memorable via Abbey Carpet of SF
We love this layered tablecloth look! It’s easy to recreate with fabric, and the rustic feel means no hemming is needed!

Make Your Thanksgiving Memorable via Abbey Carpet of SF
Butcher paper and crayons make the dining experience fun for little ones. But if we’re being totally honest, it looks great, and would be a perfectly acceptable last minute solution for the grown up table, too!

Make Your Thanksgiving Memorable via Abbey Carpet of SF
Here’s another fun way to make your table interactive — more free printables!

Make Your Thanksgiving Memorable via Abbey Carpet of SF
For easy seasonal decorations, paint some empty cans (we know you’ll have some after you’re done baking that pie!) and fill them with feathers!

Make Your Thanksgiving Memorable via Abbey Carpet of SF
You can also create a beautiful centerpiece using some rosy red apples. The white candles and greenery give it such a cozy, inviting feel.

Make Your Thanksgiving Memorable via Abbey Carpet of SF
You can also keep your table looking and smelling great by making some simple bouquets from fresh herbs! Talk about appetizing!

Let’s celebrate spring with beautiful floral additions to beautiful spaces! Flowers and floral prints can be incorporated into interior design and home decor in tons of different ways, here are some of our favorites:

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Floral prints can make an great springtime addition to any living room! These framed prints work wonderfully against the neutral colors of the walls and sofa, and would be super easy to swap out if you ever needed a change!

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These floral curtains add some bright, cheerful flair to this colorful living room. The somewhat translucent material still allows for plenty of light to enter the space, too!

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Floral prints can look wonderful on darker fabrics, too! This sofa adds some subtle floral flair to this eclectic living room.

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POW! This floral wallpaper, combined with some framed flower art AND a flowery chair makes for a bold little workspace.

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We love this cheerful little DIY kitchen addition! What a great project to spruce up your shelves.

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Bring spring into your bedroom! This colorful duvet from Urban Outfitters could transform your bedroom into a cheerful spring haven.

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Have April showers brought you May babies? This floral nursery is a warm and cozy way to welcome a new baby home!

Easter is a fun holiday and the perfect opportunity to welcome Spring with some crafts and snacks. Step away from plastic eggs and fake grass this year, and instead celebrate with some of these fresh decorations and recipes:

7 Fresh Ideas for Easter via Abbey Carpet of SF
Try a natural egg dye this year to get these subtle, organic colors!

7 Fresh Ideas for Easter via Abbey Carpet of SF
Or skip the dye altogether with this fresh floral and herb DIY that creates perfect springtime simplicity.

7 Fresh Ideas for Easter via Abbey Carpet of SF
You can also use your eggs to make an adorable succulent garden that would make a great centerpiece for any Spring event.

7 Fresh Ideas for Easter via Abbey Carpet of SF
Or you can craft these sweet hanging posies!

7 Fresh Ideas for Easter via Abbey Carpet of SF
This speckled egg nest is easy to throw together with dollar store materials!

7 Fresh Ideas for Easter via Abbey Carpet of SF
Modernize your Easter celebration with these fun little cookies.

7 Fresh Ideas for Easter via Abbey Carpet of SF
Or wow your guests with this gorgeous Easter basket cake!

Whether or not you are enthusiastic about the holidays, the onset of a new season is always an exciting time. Lately, we’ve been inspired by winter decor that celebrates and  highlights the natural beauty of the season without necessarily being overtly Christmas-y or over the top. Here are some of our favorite ideas:

Winter Decor Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
White washing natural finds like twigs and pine cones is a beautiful way of celebrating winter in your home. The white palette goes great in just about any space, and creating this yourself is easy — check out the DIY here!

 

Winter Decor Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Add a rustic touch by filling Mason jars with epsom salt and adding candles to make some a wintery votive. This was originally envisioned as an alternative advent calendar project, but would work as a simple decoration or centerpiece, too.

 

Winter Decor Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
These cheerful pom poms make for some great ornaments, but the non traditional color scheme keeps it from being stuffy. We love the use of this horizontal branch as a natural touch, too.

 

Winter Decor Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Visuals aren’t the only way to channel the season into your home — try this delicious recipe to fill your space with some yummy winter-appropriate smells! Plus, the ingredients are quite beautiful, too.

 

Winter Decor Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Looking for a project with both form and function? This adorable bird seed ornament can help you spruce up the outside of your home, as well as attract some feathered friends to your house!

 

Winter Decor Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
A winter wreath can be more than evergreen boughs, as demonstrated by these creative arrangements by Twin Palms Ranch. We love their use of alternative materials like eucalyptus and dried okra!

It certainly feels like Fall today! Wishing you could snuggle up somewhere cozy instead of spending the day at the office? Here’s a collection of some of our favorite cozy spaces:

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This fluffy Berber rug adds such a warm element to this little bookshelf nook. Looking to add a homey touch to your home for Fall? Come by the show room and snag a thick rug like this!

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SF is notoriously brisk but beautiful and this cozy patio corner is the perfect place to enjoy a chilly autumnal evening!

Get Cozy in these 7 Snug Spaces! via Abbey Carpet of SF
As you’re adding layers to your wardrobe, add some layers to your living room, too! Extra throws and pillows, especially with a lovely natural palette like this one, make for an inviting space.

Get Cozy in these 7 Snug Spaces! via Abbey Carpet of SF
Thick knitted blankets are the perfect addition for Fall!

Get Cozy in these 7 Snug Spaces! via Abbey Carpet of SF
Sometimes the smallest spaces can be the coziest — like this little under-stair nook with some cushions and a good book.

Get Cozy in these 7 Snug Spaces! via Abbey Carpet of SF
Or like this simple attic bedroom. We love the way the natural light illuminates those bright blankets!

Get Cozy in these 7 Snug Spaces! via Abbey Carpet of SF
How would you like to snuggle up in these eclectic quilts with a hot cup of tea? The Bohemian mishmash of patterns is softened by the warm pink and gold palette.

 

Do you love Fall? We sure do! Here are some cute ideas to help you spruce up your home for the season:
Four Fall Decor Ideas via Abbey Carpet of SF
Greet Fall guests at the door with this adorable corn wreath, available on Etsy.
Four Fall Decor Ideas via Abbey Carpet of SF
Add some autumnal light to your home with this gourd candle holder DIY.

Four Fall Decor Ideas via Abbey Carpet of SF
A few extra pillows can add a cozy accent to your living room.

Four Fall Decor Ideas via Abbey Carpet of SF
Layered rugs, especially in neutral tones like these, add an element of warmth to the home.

Drop by the Showroom today and check out our selection!

The weather has been amazing here in San Francisco, and Memorial Day weekend is upon us, which can only mean one thing — it’s time to plan for the perfect picnic! Here are some of our favorite ideas from around the web:

 

Perfect Picnic Ideas via Abbey Carpet SF
Start off with a cute basket

 

Perfect Picnic Ideas via Abbey Carpet SF
Or a repurposed suitcase, perhaps?

 

Perfect Picnic Ideas via Abbey Carpet SF
Get your utensils ready with a cute DIY pocket.

 

Perfect Picnic Ideas via Abbey Carpet SF
Or, try these printable lunch bags and close them with easy handy utensil clips!

 

Perfect Picnic Ideas via Abbey Carpet SF
You can get these cute picnic printables here.

 

Perfect Picnic Ideas via Abbey Carpet SF
Make tasty portable meals in mason jars, like this spring orzo pasta salad!

 

Perfect Picnic Ideas via Abbey Carpet SF
Or a yummy cheesecake in a jar!

 

Perfect Picnic Ideas via Abbey Carpet SF
Or serve tasty fresh fruit in waffle cones.

We love springtime, all the sunshine, greenery shooting up everywhere, blossoms and blooms! When we think spring, we think fresh and clean, so we decided to share some bright fresh kitchens and the salads we’d love to make in them:

Bright kitchens and the salads we'd like to make in them!
This kitchen is still bright and airy with natural wooden counter tops and distinctive dark cabinets. We’d like to munch on a watermelon and blueberry spinach salad here!

Bright kitchens and the salads we'd like to make in them!
We’d like to make a spring salad with carrot ginger miso dressing in this whimsical kitchen!

Bright kitchens and the salads we'd like to make in them!
How about a refreshing massaged kale salad in this funky modern kitchen?

Bright kitchens and the salads we'd like to make in them!
This cheerful kitchen is the perfect place to prepare a tasty strawberry spring salad with lemon roasted chickpeas and lemon shallot dressing!

Bright kitchens and the salads we'd like to make in them!
We love the warm accents and open shelving in this kitchen, and we wouldn’t mind digging into a burrata and heirloom tomato carprese salad here!

Yum! What’s your favorite spring salad?

Looking for some fun seasonal crafts? Here are a few darling ideas we found around the web!

Five Fun Spring Projects via Abbey Carpet of SF
Celebrate spring greenery by displaying your plants in this cute DIY hanging plant shelf!

Five Fun Spring Projects via Abbey Carpet of SF
Immortalize natural beauty by making clay leaf bowls!

Five Fun Spring Projects via Abbey Carpet of SF
This spring coaster DIY is perfect for entertaining!

Five Fun Spring Projects via Abbey Carpet of SF
Up your Easter egg game with this adorable pressed flower Easter egg tutorial!

Five Fun Spring Projects via Abbey Carpet of SF
Or impress guests with this delectable speckled egg cake!