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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.

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Winter can be incredibly cozy, but it can also get a little dark and drab, so we’ve found some fun and easy DIY projects to brighten up your home!

5 Colorful DIY Ideas! | Abbey Carpet SF
These adorable little geometric photo holders are just the thing to display memories from sunnier days!

5 Colorful DIY Ideas! | Abbey Carpet SF
Brighten up the kitchen with this fun little project!

5 Colorful DIY Ideas! | Abbey Carpet SF
Create a cozy and colorful pillow mattress with this easy DIY.

5 Colorful DIY Ideas! | Abbey Carpet SF
Bring a little greenery into your home with this sweet dip-dye succulent planter project.

5 Colorful DIY Ideas! | Abbey Carpet SF
Give yourself an extra little storage space with this cheerful rope hanging shelf DIY.

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!

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?

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!

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!

Today, we’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and the approaching Spring season with some gorgeous interiors full of beautiful greenery!

Green with Envy via Abbey Carpet of SF
We are totally envious of this beautiful little workspace! Nothing like some thriving plants to kick start your productivity.

 

Green with Envy via Abbey Carpet of SF
Greenery in the dining area! We love the fun touches of green added with the overhead light and the painted chair.

 

Green with Envy via Abbey Carpet of SF
This eclectic dining room is so much fun, with green walls, hanging plants, and little splashes of vibrant color!

 

Green with Envy via Abbey Carpet of SF
We love with wild living bathroom wall! That’s definitely a conversation starter.

 

Green with Envy via Abbey Carpet of SF
House plants can be a wonderful addition to a sunny little corner in your living room.

 

Green with Envy via Abbey Carpet of SF
You can turn your living room into a jungle of cacti and big house plants!

 

Green with Envy via Abbey Carpet of SF
Or you can add a more subtle touch of green with a sweet little terrarium or two!

 

When we hear “monochromatic” we often think “gray scale” — but that’s not always the case! Check out these seven different spaces, and the fun and unique ways they harness the gradient of a single color to create an impact:

7 Superb Monochromatic Spaces via Abbey Carpet of SF
Okay, well this room may incorporate some white into the palette, but against that clean backdrop, the varying tones of red create a vibrant and warm energy.

7 Superb Monochromatic Spaces via Abbey Carpet of SF
This pink living room may not be for the faint of heart, but it is certainly vibrant and has a kind of energetic and luxurious feel!

7 Superb Monochromatic Spaces via Abbey Carpet of SF
For a more soothing pink hued monochrome, take a cue from Martha Stewart’s peach living room!

7 Superb Monochromatic Spaces via Abbey Carpet of SF
This funky kitchen plays with color by simultaneously matching and mismatching different blues.

7 Superb Monochromatic Spaces via Abbey Carpet of SF
The blues in this bedroom are used more evenly, which creates a soft, calming effect.

7 Superb Monochromatic Spaces via Abbey Carpet of SF
Minty walls, couches and floors, augmented with a teensy bit of warm yellow-golds!

7 Superb Monochromatic Spaces via Abbey Carpet of SF
We love the retro vibes of this immersive emerald sitting room.

In 2014, Pantone announced Radiant Orchid as the color of the year, and while the lilac-y tone was fun and bright, we are excited to see more of the 2015 Pantone color — Marsala. Marsala is a warm, rustic brown-hued red that has a versatile and timeless feel that goes great in just about any space. Here are a few fun finds:

Marsala Spaces via Abbey Carpet of SF
Marsala plays well with others! In this living room, the earthy reds of the couch and rug are the perfect compliment to the blue and gold elements.

Marsala Spaces via Abbey Carpet of SF
It also looks great against this sophisticated white palate — you can find hints of Marsala in tons of gorgeous oriental rugs we have here in the showroom!

Marsala Spaces via Abbey Carpet of SF
Marsala can be a vibrant accent wall that adds some POP without being overbearing.

Marsala Spaces via Abbey Carpet of SF
And it can also work as a more subtle splash of color, as with this striped throw.

Marsala Spaces via Abbey Carpet of SF
We love the way this deep red tub livens up this bathroom.

Marsala Spaces via Abbey Carpet of SF
A color that evokes so much spice and richness goes perfectly in the kitchen, too!