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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!

Most pet owners consider their animals to be a part of their families. But do their pets get taken into consideration when designing homes? Not all the time, but if you’re an animal lover you may want to consider sprucing up your space so your pooch feels stylish and included. Here are some fun dog-friendly design ideas from around the web:

Dog-Friendly Design via Abbey Carpet SF
Move over, Harry Potter, the extra space under the stairs is now home to a four-legged friend name Max. This is a great idea to give your dog a cozy retreat without taking up more floor space!

Dog-Friendly Design via Abbey Carpet of SF
No space under the stairs? No problem! You can turn your pup’s crate into a stylish little hang out with a cool crate cover like this nautical themed canopy!

Dog-Friendly Design via Abbey Carpet of SF
Let your dog dine like royalty —  PLUS, keep those doggy dishes out from underfoot with this fun island idea.

Dog-Friendly Design via Abbey Carpet of SF
You can also turn an old wine crate into a food and water dish holder, which is also nice for large breeds so they don’t have to bend down to get their grub. DIY by stenciling your dishes and cutting holes in the crate yourself, or if you’re short on time, purchase one here. (DIY version pictured.)

Dog-Friendly Design via Abbey Carpet of SF
Last but not least — how fun are these dog windows? We’re not sure how safe letting your dog stick their head out of the fence is — for them or for passersby — but it’s a neat concept that could be modified for safety with a little window pane or some wire!

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!

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!

 

Have a sweetheart but not a sweet tooth? Valentine’s Day can put even the most dedicated chocolate lover to the test, but we have the antidote! Here are seven savory ways to celebrate the holiday of love:

7 Savory Valentine's Day Snacks via Abbey Carpet of SF
Tell your date just how much they melt your heart with these heart-shaped Mozzarella bites! Yeah, we know it’s cheesy…

7 Savory Valentine's Day Snacks via Abbey Carpet of SF
How about some crispy rosemary roasted potato hearts? These would make an adorable side for any Valentine’s dinner!

7 Savory Valentine's Day Snacks via Abbey Carpet of SF
Express your love the healthy way: with a salad. These salad crisps will add some crunch and some romance to your dinner!

7 Savory Valentine's Day Snacks via Abbey Carpet of SF
Or spruce up a simple caprese salad with heart-shaped Mozzarella slices.

7 Savory Valentine's Day Snacks via Abbey Carpet of SF
Say it with soufflé! Who can resist this fluffy bacon and chive recipe?

7 Savory Valentine's Day Snacks via Abbey Carpet of SF
This beet ravioli recipe is the perfect main course — not over the top, but still thematically appropriate with that lovely purple-red hue.

7 Savory Valentine's Day Snacks via Abbey Carpet of SF
Of course you can’t skip dessert entirely! The hint of basil and goat cheese in these sweet and savory strawberry wanton cups keeps them from being too sweet, making them the perfect solution!

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!

Summer is in full swing, and we’ve been admiring bright open spaces that harness natural light! Here are some favorites:


Let in the Light via Abbey Carpet of SF
What’s more inviting than a bright entryway? These bright white walls enhance all the gorgeous light coming through the front door.

Let in the Light via Abbey Carpet of SF
Wake up feeling refreshed with simple white linens, some a fluffy white rug and some wonderful translucent curtains that all harness the morning rays!

Let in the Light via Abbey Carpet of SF
Clean white cabinets make this kitchen feel open and inviting.

Let in the Light via Abbey Carpet of SF
Let the light into your dining area! The greenery both outdoor and in make the space feel fresh.

Let in the Light via Abbey Carpet of SF
Who doesn’t love a claw foot tub? This simple white bathroom let’s the charm of the tub and farmhouse sink speak for themselves and makes for a cozy, light-filled space.

Looking for a fun and practical summer project? We’ve been in love with the versatility of pegboard for tons of different organizational projects. Here are a few of our favorite DIYs:

 

Pegboard DIYs via Abbey Carpet of SF
This pegboard headboard is perfect for indecisive decorators – organize and reorganize with no hassle!
Pegboard DIYs via Abbey Carpet of SF
You can use a pegboard in your kitchen to organize pots, pans, and utensils for easy access.

 

Pegboard DIYs via Abbey Carpet of SF
You can also use pegboard in your drawers to organize plates and bowls!

 

Pegboard DIYs via Abbey Carpet of SF
Pegboard can also be great for the nursery – great for storing things you’ll often need, as well as sweet mementos.

 

Pegboard DIYs via Abbey Carpet of SF
Is your garage full of messy tools and equipment? Simplify by storing things with an easy to access pegboard!

 

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?