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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!

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!

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!

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:

Get Cozy in these 7 Snug Spaces! via Abbey Carpet of SF
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!

Get Cozy in these 7 Snug Spaces! via Abbey Carpet of SF
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.

 

We’re in a playful mood, and we’ve been checking out unusual walls  — funky wall paper, bold colors, wild patterns. Here are some of our faves:

Wacky wonderful walls via Abbey Carpet of SF
Peachy stripes

Wacky wonderful walls via Abbey Carpet of SF
Busy browns

Wacky wonderful walls via Abbey Carpet of SF
Red tree partial wall paper…

Wacky wonderful walls via Abbey Carpet of SF
Bold black and white geometric walls…

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Black and white map wall

Wacky wonderful walls via Abbey Carpet of SF
Royal looking greens and golds with an eclectic collage

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Watercolor wall…

Wacky wonderful walls via Abbey Carpet of SF
Gorgeous teal ombre

Wacky wonderful walls via Abbey Carpet of SF
Simple but fun black and white polka dots

Wacky wonderful walls via Abbey Carpet of SF
DIY washi tape accent wall…

Wacky wonderful walls via Abbey Carpet of SF
World map wall…

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Nautical blue and white…

Wacky wonderful walls via Abbey Carpet of SF
Playful emerald animal silhouette wall paper…


Radiant Orchid Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Radiant Orchid

Pantone has announced the new color of the year, Radiant Orchid, a versatile lilac-y purple. From bright and feminine to deep and royal, Radiant Orchid is making it’s way into our homes. Check out these gorgeous uses of the 2014 color of the year:

Radiant Orchid Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
A rustic and eye catching door!

Radiant Orchid Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Two different Radiant Orchid tones layered in this bright kitchen. We love the muted purple-gray wall color!

Radiant Orchid Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
It also looks gorgeous as a bold accent against a  more subtle palette.

Radiant Orchid Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Loving these deep orange red tones against the paler purple.

Radiant Orchid Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
It makes for a great dark couch color.

Radiant Orchid Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
As well as a soothing bedroom color, especially against these grays.

Radiant Orchid Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
A sweet children’s bedroom color, too.

So what do you think? Will you be utilizing the color of the year in your home or wardrobe?