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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.

Plywood is strong, cheap, and easy to work with, and lately we’ve been seeing it pop up in homes in fresh, fun ways. Check out these unique homes and how they’ve managed to make plywood look perfect:

Perfect Uses of Plywood via Abbey Carpet of SF
This plywood bench looks crisp, comfy and easy to make!

Perfect Uses of Plywood via Abbey Carpet of SF
Check out this DIY to make your own stunning and simple plywood floor mirror.

Perfect Uses of Plywood via Abbey Carpet of SF
This plywood cube makes for an awesome little playhouse! It would be easy  and inexpensive to put together, and wouldn’t feel like a huge waste once the kids have outgrown it.

Perfect Uses of Plywood via Abbey Carpet of SF
Sweet little plywood honeycomb shelves! You can purchase them here, but it also be fairly simple to put your own together.

Perfect Uses of Plywood via Abbey Carpet of SF
This kitchen‘s plywood wall gives it  clean, raw, Scandinavian look!

Perfect Uses of Plywood via Abbey Carpet of SF
The ultimate clean looking, organized garage wall — we love this combo of plywood and pegs!

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.

Most pet owners consider their animals to be a part of their families, and if you caught our last blog, we gave you some ideas for making your home more pooch-friendly. But what about our feline friends? Here are some fun ideas for cat friendly decor and DIY:

Feline-Friendly Design via Abbey Carpet of SF
Let’s get right to the kitty gritty — litter boxes are a part of every cat owners life. Trying to find the right place to put it to keep it out of sight (and smell) is always a challenge, but this incognito cat box is the perfect solution!

Feline-Friendly Design via Abbey Carpet of SF
How cool is this vintage suitcase bunk bed? An awesome idea for kitties, or even a small dog. You can buy one here, or get crafty and make it yourself!


Feline-Friendly Design via Abbey Carpet of SF

This cat tunnel sofa is a piece of furniture both you and your cat can enjoy!

Feline-Friendly Design via Abbey Carpet of SF
Shelves aren’t just for books anymore! These awesome sloped shelves make for excellent kitty ramps, and allow cats to explore and perch up high.

Labor Day weekend is over, and if you’re anything like us, you’re squeezing the last drop out of summer! For those warm summer evenings turned chilly autumn nights, we’ve collected some wonderful outdoor fire pits to inspire your next DIY project or backyard renovation:

5 Fabulous Fire Pits via Abbey Carpet SF
This simple brick DIY has a classic look and will hold up for many cozy nights to come!

5 Fabulous Fire Pits via Abbey Carpet SF
Looking for something a bit more modern? Put together this sleek DIY concrete pit!

5 Fabulous Fire Pits via Abbey Carpet SF
For a more industrial up-cycled look, try this washer drum fire pit DIY!

5 Fabulous Fire Pits via Abbey Carpet SF
These wine barrel fire pits have a homey rustic feel, and if you’re not feeling too crafty, you can purchase one here!

5 Fabulous Fire Pits via Abbey Carpet SF
Does your family love to grill? This awesome multipurpose grill/fire pit/table may be just what you need! Order one here.

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!

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?

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!