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CONTENTS

SPRING 2021

expert insight

PURPOSEFUL DESIGN

Finding joy through the process

BEHIND THE DESIGN

Colorful, function-filled reno

EXCLUSIVE Q&A

Inspired spaces for children

STYLING TIPS

Simplifying your home décor

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staples

EDITOR’S LETTER

Opening thoughts from Team DAH

COVETED COLOR

Natural teal

INSPIRED BY

Spring blooms

STYLE SPOTLIGHT

Three on-trend styles we’re loving

INTERIOR INSPIRATION

Multifunctional spaces

CONTRIBUTORS

Get to know the design experts

BEYOND THE ISSUE

How to keep connected and stay inspired

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SPRING 2021

on the cover

“How you use your home is so important to consider when

making “any alterations. As a designer, I believe form and

function must come first. Great design means the interior

enhances how you live.”

~ Michelle Berwick

See more from Michelle Berwick in our cover feature article on page 48

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all things floors

HIGH DESIGN CARPET

Taking it to the next level

STYLE 2021 WATCH

The latest in flooring style and technology

FLOORING 101

Find out which floor is right for you

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WELCOME

“Life is about perspective and how you look at

something . . . ultimately, you have to zoom out.”

—Whitney Wolfe Herd

The sound of birds chirping, the smell of crisp air,

and the warmth of the sun—all simple, beautiful

nuances that spring brings to our lives. As we

welcome the new spring season and continue to

adjust to what some call, the “new normal,” we

invite you to take one simple step toward a happier,

healthier home—to focus more on what home (and

the things inside it) means to you. After all, what

good does a beautiful home design do if it doesn’t

make you feel fuzzy inside?

As we focus more on our home’s meaning, a fresh

perspective, and design elements that make us feel

whole, we are excited to share our first issue of Design

at Home, where we dive into a variety of trending

design topics, tips, and styles that will help you bring

your home to life.

In this issue, we’re featuring an exclusive look at

how you can learn more about what functionality

and purpose mean to you with designer Louis

Duncan-He in Finding Joy by Designing with Purpose.

We’re also highlighting ten pages of multifunctional

spaces, including a chic way to get more closet space,

an organized entryway, a desk in a living room nook,

and more. Plus, don’t miss our Behind the Design

article, where designer Michelle Berwick shares how

design and functionality work hand in hand in any

home’s interior, and where color is a hot topic.

You’ll want to jump into spring after you see our

trendy Coveted Color article, where we’re giving you

a sneak peek into some of our favorite items like

art, linens, and backsplash tile in a trendy color you

won’t want to miss. Additionally, don’t miss the top

flooring trends in our Style Watch, where we reveal a

few of our top flooring picks for 2021 that are sure to

suit nearly any home. This and so much more await

in the pages that follow.

Welcome to the Spring 2021 issue of Design at Home

magazine, brought to you by Flooring America and

Flooring Canada.

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COLOR

COVETED COLOR:

Natural Teal

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1. Amun Border in Juniper by Linen + Cloth on Etsy

2. Madaket Cotton Throw in Seafoam from Cailini Coastal

3. Currey & Company Quorum Chandelier available at Lighting One

4. Aegean Teal 2136-40 by Benjamin Moore

5. Soci Ironworks Mosaic Tile available at Flooring America/Flooring Canada

6. Lined Ceramic Vase from McGee & Co.

7. Day Dream Print by Brian Sostrom from Minted

8. Kaleen Palladian Area Rug in Blue available at Flooring America/Flooring Canada

9. Giada Desk Chair by Burke Décor

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COLOR

INSPIRED BY...

Spring Blooms

With spring come blooms. This we know. Yet, as we embark upon the first post-

2020 spring, the inauguration of the season seems to hold new meaning. The

blooms of spring are a reminder of nature’s steadfastness, beauty, and unwavering

ability to elevate the human spirit. This spring, we encourage you to feed off of

nature’s floral bounty—plant your own, take more time to appreciate those you

come across in passing, or make it a point to incorporate a floral arrangement or

two throughout your home this year. We promise you won’t regret it.

SADDLE BROOK XT TILE IN WALNUT CREEK

PINK CORSAGE 1349

LANES PRAIRIE HICKORY HARDWOOD IN COURT

LOVE STORY 1213

ASH GROVE OAK LAMINATE IN BISCUIT

GEORGIA PINK 2092-60

ABALONE 2108-60

SHANATA II CARPET IN WINTER BIRCH

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for every home. Find your match today.


Styles

WE

Love

There’s no better time to step into new interior design trends than

spring. We’ve curated three styles— each with its own unique

personality—and all our favorite décor and interior pieces to bring

these looks into your home. Will you prefer Spanish Inspired, Comfort

Chic, or Muted Gem Tones?

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STYLE SPOTLIGHT

Spanish

1

INSPIRED

Artisan crafted furniture and décor rich in tones of terracotta,

wood, and leather shape this trending Spanish-inspired style.

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1. Currey & Company Saxon Black Chandelier available at Lighting One

2. Fruit Trees Print by Museum Quality Art

3. Safari Leather Chair by Arhaus

4. Cherry Chelsea Mirror by Renwil

5. Bixby Dining Table from Scout & Nimble

6. Downs H2O “Millbourne” in Greymoor by Flooring America/Flooring Canada

7. Nourison Soray in Blue Multi available at Flooring America/Flooring Canada

8. Curry & Company Mesoma Table Lamp available at Lighting One

9. House No. 23 Dulce Bed Cover by Lula and Georgia

10. Soci Terra Cotta Porcelain available at Flooring America/Flooring Canada

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STYLE SPOTLIGHT

COMFORT

1

Chic

Plush fabrics, soft curves, and a calming color palette

exude comfort and grace in this interior design style

that will have you never wanting to leave home.

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1. Currey & Company Antibes Chandelier available at Lighting One

2. Whittier Fire Pit from Frontgate

3. Nexus Chair in Blanc Boucle from Kardiel

4. Rohl Palladian Freestanding Tub Filler available at select Flooring America/Flooring Canada locations

5. Paramount Plank in Scree by Galvanite available at Flooring America/Flooring Canada

6. Holas Concrete Bathtub in Earth from Pottery Barn

7. Industrial Fireplace Log Holder from Pottery Barn

8. Soci Manchester Pattern Tile available at Flooring America/Flooring Canada

9. Overlook Throw by CB2

10. Pavo Sectional by Arhaus

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STYLE SPOTLIGHT

Tones

MUTED GEM

1

All white interiors are taking a backseat to subdued hues of emerald,

sapphire, amber, and jade for an understated regal look and feel.

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1. Savoy House Pulaski Chandelier available at Lighting One

2. Serafina Sideboard by Frontgate

3. Girl in Pink by Museum Quality Art

4. Downs “Amur Hickory” in Crest by Flooring America/Flooring Canada

5. Hayde Chair by Arhaus

6. Loma Threads Pillow from Havenly

7. Nautine Throw from Lula and Georgia

8. Lillihan by Momeni available at Flooring America/Flooring Canada

9. Axel Caramel Dinnerware from CB2

10. Leisure Pillow in Dusty Orchid by CB2

11. Elsa Ottoman by Arhaus

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Dottie by STANTON

Carpet

TAKING

TO THE

Next Level

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HIGH DESIGN CARPET

As you plan a refresh of your home décor

(because who isn’t these days?), choosing

a flooring type that will fulfill your design

dreams can be overwhelming. If style is a top

priority, you may feel limited to a hardwood

look throughout your home. While a beautiful

hardwood or luxury vinyl floor isn’t a bad

choice, if you desire something a little warmer,

softer, and more comfortable underfoot, then

we’re here to tell you that you can still achieve

that beautiful, polished look with carpet.

You might think that carpet is just a more

casual flooring option, but it’s time to explore

some of the trendier carpet styles that will not

only make your space more comfortable but

also elevate your design.

PASSAGES BY TIGRESSÁ Passage to Serenity in Reflection

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Style

Ready to explore the best of both worlds—comfort

Choosing

an Elevated

Carpet Style

and style? Let’s start with color.

For many of us, home became a central hub as we

shifted our work, school, and entertainment to our

home base. Taking the time to make our kitchens,

living areas, playrooms, spare bedrooms—any

space we can find—into functional places is now

key. Home has become the place where we relax

with family, have a virtual night out with friends,

cook our meals, work in our home office, teach our

children, and enjoy a good movie or game night. As

we adjust to this new way of living—and dare we

say, even enjoy our slightly smaller world—calm

colors that reflect nature are going to be vital for

keeping a healthy work–life balance.

PASSAGES BY TIGRESSÁ Passage to Wanderlust

in Caribbean Blue

SWAGGER IN REFLECTION

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natural

HIGH DESIGN CARPET

Solid colors will give way to tonal ones this season as we

delve into the comfort of soft grays, wooden beiges, black

stones, and other earth tones. All these blended hues can

work to tie a bit of nature into our interior design.

Focus on Natural Elements

this year, people are reaching to their past for security.

You will see a lot of incorporating things of the past and

heirlooms into home design to add a nod of nostalgia that

makes everyone and everything feel safe.

These natural styles create the feel of a comfortable sanctuary

and soothing environment to live and work in, which

translates into a more earthy and subdued color palette.

Unlike previous years where we’ve seen a pop of bold colors,

Following this rule of thumb, carpet manufacturers are

shifting to a pleasantly serene palette of beiges, soft pinks,

and ocean blues.

INNOVIA Grimsby

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STANTON Belladonna

STANTON Serengeti

Pattern

Functional Focus

STANTON Dottie

Perhaps one of the most important themes in carpet

styles this year is the idea of functional focus. Your

carpet should not only be stylishly you but also serve

a bigger purpose: providing comfortable and durable

living underfoot. Doing almost everything at home, from

workouts to office work, means that your flooring needs

to be able to support your active lifestyle.

Statement-Making

Patterns

One way to elevate your carpet style is to choose

a pattern. For the more daring, this could be

a boldly contrasting polka-dot like Stanton’s

Dottie. For a stunning look that’s a little more

subtle, there are many patterns available in tonal

shades. These options provide beautiful style

but also fade appropriately into the background

to allow other décor items to shine. For a

more organic vibe, we love the deconstructed

patterns of Passage to Stillness in Frost from the

Passages by Tigressá collection. These patterns

are reminiscent of a favorite well-worn rug and

add a cozy-chic element to your space. When

a little more formality is in order, a structured

pattern like passage to Serenity or Passage to

Wanderlust, also from the Passages by Tigressá

collection, makes a perfectly poised statement.

function

The good news is that durability is in! Along with the

focus on natural elements this season, easy-to-clean

carpets that are made of nonporous materials are making

a comeback. This calls to mind specific carpets that are

stain-resistant, waterproof, and pet-proof. This practical

trend is due to consumers looking to control what they

can and striving to make their space as comfortable,

functional, and operable as possible.

Not only can carpeting add an element of function to

your home design, but it’s also an affordable alternative

to the more expensive flooring options like traditional

hardwood, porcelain tile, and luxury vinyl plank.

In past years, hard surface floors like waterproof luxury

vinyl and engineered hardwood have been a staple in

the retail flooring market. This year, many designers are

looking to custom area rugs to tie spaces together and

make them more comfortable to live and work in.

PASSAGES BY TIGRESSÁ Passage to Stillness in Frost

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HIGH DESIGN CARPET

If all this carpet style talk has you thinking about an

elevated style floor, but you’re just not quite ready to

commit to those beautiful wall-to-wall polka dots, there

is another way. Custom area rugs are the perfect way to

take advantage of the beautiful carpet styles available

and update any room with some added warmth and

softness, whether it be turning an extra bedroom into a

home office or creating a study nook in a storage closet

Style

Elevated Carpet

Style Sans Commitment

for your little ones. Custom area rugs make perfect pieces

to throw under your coffee table or roll out as a runner in

the hallway. Muted color tones are a great canvas for your

bigger statement pieces and bolder décor. Patterns liven

up more subdued décor. The best part of creating a custom

area rug is that you can easily switch up your design and

create a whole new look.

STANTON L Belladonna Ocean

Although cut pile patterns used to make up a small

fraction of the flooring installed, homeowners are now

using more patterns to make smaller areas of their home

more unique. Many of the new carpet styles available

reflect current home décor trends, drawing inspiration

from the tribal look, color blocking, medallions, and more

traditional, less edgy patterns than before.

As you look to freshen up your décor and maybe even

take on a few renovation projects this spring, turn to

carpet as the flooring choice for your home. Whether

you are searching for a patterned wall-to-wall carpet or a

formal custom-sized area rug, don’t forget to tie in those

beautiful tonal colors to bring a sense of comfortable

tranquility to your home design.

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THE BOX

Choosing a new floor might be easy.

Choosing a floor that goes with your

countertops, wall colors, and the

new couch you bought last month?

Maybe not so easy.

Well, until now. At Flooring America,

we’ll deliver samples right to your

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Try it today.


INTERIOR INSPIRATION

INSPIRATIONAL

MULTIFUNCTIONAL

SPACES

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Multifunctional spaces in a home

are truly the best way to perfect

a specific area and make a room

useful for everyone. From a

bedroom that will sleep two or

more kids to a kitchen that will

constantly be used by a family

of five, there’s simply no better

way to take advantage of all the

possibilities of a home than by

designing multiuse spaces.

Our stunning collection of

beautiful home interiors

features a variety of design

styles and various rooms that

showcase just how easy it is to

create multiuse spaces that are

practical, trendy, and beautiful.

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INTERIOR INSPIRATION

A TOUCH OF MODERN

Bedrooms don’t only need to include beds and nightstands. They can also include other elements and be just as practical

and multifunctional as any other room, especially if there are no built-in closets. Providing as much as two closets’ worth

of space, these two armoires make a built-in closet unnecessary. Not only do they offer storage for clothing, including tall

items, but they also fill the empty space in the room and add to the modern design with their glossy finish. And, nestled

between the closet spaces is a conveniently placed desk or vanity space, leaving plenty of room to walk between the bed

and the storage closets.

Design by RED BARRINUEVO

Photography by MIKE CHAJECKI

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COZY AND COMFORTABLE

There’s no shortage of practicality, comfort, and beauty in this multifunctional bedroom that doubles as a

comfortable seating area. Symmetric wooden nightstands with metal pulls embellish a tufted headboard that

exudes a traditional style, and the chic nailhead accents help unite several styles. What truly makes this room

multifunctional and unique, though, are the leather chairs situated at the end of the bed. A fuzzy throw rests atop

one of the leather chairs, adding texture and warmth while also providing a place to relax in peace and quiet.

Traditional but chic, this bedroom is the ideal space to escape to after a busy day.

Design by KATE DAVIDSON

Photography by JASON HARTOG PHOTOGRAPHY

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INTERIOR INSPIRATION

EDGY ELEGANCE

Showcasing just how calm and

collected an entryway can be, this

multiuse entryway features enough

storage for a family while keeping

its unique design flair. However,

what’s truly multifunctional about

this space is how it provides as

much storage as a typical hallway

closet. Tall cabinets next to the

door offer ample space for linens,

summer or winter accessories, and

even last-minute weather items

like umbrellas. Six compartments

beneath a bench seat also add to the

substantial storage, and a basket

increases the storage further. Deep

brown cabinetry and beadboard

feel sleek and composed, whereas

hooks and a light fixture add a mix

of metals.

Design by KATE DAVIDSON

Photography by MIKE CHAJECKI

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TRADITIONALLY CHARMING

Using an extra few feet of wall space in the living room to create a desk nook makes this traditionally styled space

perfectly multifunctional. A desk lamp, pinboard, and comfortable office chair adorn the desk and make it practical

while adding to the overall appearance of this charming space. From an early morning work session to daily notetaking

and more, this adorable desk space offers just the right amount of productivity, class, and style.

Design by REBECCA HAY

Photography by STEPHANI BUCHMAN

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INTERIOR INSPIRATION

FULLY FUNCTIONAL

A wine cooler, dining area, coffee nook, and full kitchen make this space a top-notch multifunctional room

that doesn’t disappoint. Featuring various seating areas, there’s a place for everyone to enjoy a fresh cup of

coffee, read the morning newspaper, or gather during a dinner party. Not only does this space have room

for everyone, but there’s also a dedicated area for each task: large countertops for preparing food next to

the stove; wine glass storage in the nook, perfect for quickly opening up a bottle; and plenty of counter

stools for entertaining guests while appetizers are being served.

Design and Photography by LOUIS DUNCAN

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SHINY AND CHIC

Full of chic brass accents,

white cabinetry, and

glass shelving, this large

bathroom lends enough

space to create a seating

area for applying makeup

or getting ready for a

night on the town. Rather

than going traditional

with a sink and some

countertop space, this

trendy, upscale bathroom

becomes multifunctional,

offering increased storage

by using wall space wisely.

Paired with one-of-a-kind

lighting, including vertical,

horizontal, and chandelier

fixtures, there’s the perfect

amount of chic décor,

elevated design, and

high-gloss materials to

create a complete,

polished look.

Design and Photography

by JENNIFER BACKSTEIN INTERIORS

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INTERIOR INSPIRATION

AN ELEGANT ADDITION

The entryway is one area of the home that begs for storage, efficiency, and organization but often lacks the

elements necessary to fulfill these needs. In this stunning entryway, however, substantial cabinetry, a large mirror,

and a sconce provide all the components necessary for an entryway that is precisely as it should be—flawlessly

multifunctional. Ideal for storing shoes or cold winter accessories under the cabinets, checking the mirror before

waltzing out the door, and leaving the light on for a well-lit return home after a long day, it checks all the important

boxes for a useful entryway.

Design by SARA BEDERMAN

Photography by STEPHANI BUCHMAN

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THE HIDDEN NOOK

Taking up just a small corner of the kitchen nook, this cute desk area makes a kitchen into a

working space for any family member. Using the same white kitchen cabinets above the desk

helps blend this area into the already beautiful kitchen space and creates additional storage

for office supplies. A wooden chair makes the space feel functional and tucks in nicely when

the kitchen is bustling with friends and family or guests. Taking up just a small corner of the

kitchen nook proves just how easy it is to create multifunctional spaces in any home while

also staying true to the design vision.

Design by KATE DAVIDSON

Photography by MIKE CHAJECKI

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FINDING JOY

BY DESIGNING

WITH PURPOSE

Written by LOUIS DUNCAN-HE

Design and Photography by LOUIS DUNCAN-HE DESIGNS

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JOYFUL DESIGN

It’s safe to say that 2021 will be

a year that finally brings a little

renewed faith and hope—it’s

that breath of fresh air and light

at the end of the tunnel. As the

world acclimatizes to the new

ordinary, I can’t help but feel a

sense of rejuvenation and rebirth

and the yearning to echo a similar

sentiment of meaningful change

and cathartic release in my own

home. But before I start to purge

unwanted items, it’s important to

examine the idea of purpose. This

is always the most critical piece

of the puzzle and a starting point

to any project. To design with

purpose, you must understand

intent; what is the intended use

or desire for the spaces you are

examining? It’s easy to get lost

in material selection and picking

out new furniture pieces because,

let’s face it, that’s the fun part, but

it’s also important to understand

the reason why. I have a threepronged

approach when it comes

to reimagining spaces with

purpose: what it needs to be (the

intent), what needs to change

(the transformation), and how to

finesse (the editing).

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The thought of approaching all this can seem a little daunting, but it’s more intuitive and innate than

you think. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and get lost in the details when deciding to make updates or

renovations to your home. You might ask yourself questions like: What room should I start with? Am I

choosing the right color? Will this just be a passing trend? Am I investing in the right pieces? I’ll let you in

on a little designer secret . . . there isn’t a right or wrong answer because design is subjective—as in, the only

thing any of these questions have in common is how each of them relates to you and your family’s needs.

What may work for one family may be a complete waste of time and resources for yours. So, take a breath,

clear your mind, and let that little voice inside your head take center stage. If you listen carefully, you’ll

realize you already have the answer to how each space needs to function.

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JOYFUL DESIGN

STARTING WITH

FUNCTIONALITY

Good design is always led by functionality.

However, trying to hone in on your own

design intent can be trickier than it seems.

A great starting place is to ask yourself if

the rooms you currently have in your home

are still serving their initial purpose. Maybe

that beautifully crafted guest bedroom isn’t

getting a lot of use, and perhaps it’s now the

perfect time to turn it into the dream home

office you’ve always wanted. Another way to

approach function and intention is to identify

problem zones. For example, does a certain

section of the dining table get completely out

of control when it comes time to dinner with

the kids? Or does your living room always end

up turning into a mess by the end of the night,

no matter how hard you try and keep it under

control? These are all problems that need to be

addressed first and foremost in their function,

not their appearance.

So now that you’ve established a little more

clarity around intent, where exactly do you

start in creating a meaningful transformation?

A design principle that I abide by is to design

for who you actually are.

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What I mean by this is that you should be honest about

how you actually live versus how you wish you lived.

If you have high aspirations for a perfectly serene and

minimal living room, but the reality is that, by 7 p.m., it

becomes a dumping ground for your work notebooks,

binders, and laptops, make peace with that and try to

design a solution that will work with your lifestyle.

Perhaps you dedicate half of the living room credenza

to storing your work-from-home equipment and create

a tangible yet hidden space for things to go. I once had

a client who loved the new kitchen nook I designed for

her so much, but, when it came time to have a meal with

her two-year-old, it simply became a warzone. So rather

than trying to change her family’s eating routine, we

simply added a laundry basket (disguised as a charming

wicker basket) complete with a lid to store a set of sheets

to place on the floor when it was dinner time. When

everyone was happy and fed, the sheets went back into

their proper home (within arm’s reach of the table), and

her nook went back to looking beautiful.

Sometimes all it takes are these subtle tweaks and

additions to completely change how you experience

your space. But what do you do when the amount of

change needs to be substantially more dramatic? I start

by considering what updates in the room can be made

to create the biggest impact with minimal investment.

Ninety-nine percent of the time, paint and wallpaper are

your best friends. If your dark and gloomy dining room

isn’t bringing you joy, then a fresh coat of sun-drenched

Hawthorne Yellow can be completely transformative.

Adding a subtle houndstooth-textured wallpaper to

your home office can have a profound effect, bringing it

from a drab little room with a desk to a British-inspired

den and library. With so many palettes and patterns, the

options and potential are limitless. Don’t be afraid to try

something new this year. Repainting or wallpapering

a room will be substantially easier on your wallet than

committing to a new set of furniture.

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JOYFUL DESIGN

DECLUTTERING AND ORGANIZING

Something interesting happens in our brains when we use the term “declutter.” Picking out new furniture or drapery

can be fun, but sometimes the very idea of the “decluttering” process is enough to elicit an anxiety attack or complete

mental breakdown. Sifting through sentimental memories and having to make an endless number of decisions can be

stressful, which can ultimately lead to complete analysis paralysis—a state where your inability to make a decision

prevents you from moving forward in any way. Influencers like Marie Kondo and the gals from The Home Edit are

leading the charge in decluttering, and a key takeaway is to hone in on what truly brings you joy. If something doesn’t

serve a function, make your room look beautiful, or have some sense of personal connection to you, then perhaps it’s

time to upcycle and send it to the donation box. Having a room with a thoughtfully curated number of sentimental

items is way more effective than a space filled with items that bring you a mediocre amount of joy.

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If the term “decluttering” strikes fear in your heart, take baby steps by practicing the art of grouping. Instead of

having personal memorabilia peppered throughout the living room, dedicate one entire bookcase to displaying all

your favorite possessions. The act of grouping items and trinkets into one area will create a huge impact and reclaim

some breathing room. Your eye will start to see them as one larger object (e.g., a bookcase) as opposed to broken

decorative fragments that can create extra noise and clutter. Another easy solution is to decrease the amount of open

storage and shelving in the room. Closed storage is your best friend. Simply adding doors to open cabinets will make

a world of difference. Open shelving needs to be art directed . . . as in, not only do items need to be put away, they

also need to be styled and dusted regularly to look visually pleasing. If you have a little bit of extra money to invest,

custom millwork and storage is a surefire way to add depth and Zen to your space with the abundance of colors,

textures, and decorative paneling available. Any time you can add visual interest to your home by moving items off

the floors and onto the walls is a good thing.

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JOYFUL DESIGN

They say, “You are what you eat.” If this is true, then I’m inclined to

argue that, “You’re even more of where you live.” You start and end

every single day of your life in your home. It’s where you settle on new

goals, set your intentions for the day, and raise your children. Taking

the time to refocus and examine your most used areas is the first step

to creating more functional and beautiful spaces. As you dust off your

cleaning supplies this spring to sweep out the old with a revitalized sense

of renewal, it’s the perfect time to assess whether your home is truly

bringing you joy and purpose.

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BEHIND THE DESIGN

BEHIND THE DESIGN:

Colorful

Function-Filled

Renovation

Written by MICHELLE BERWICK

Design by MICHELLE BERWICK DESIGN

Photography by LARRY ARNAL

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Today more than ever, our homes are the havens we seek at

the end of a long and stressful day. We at Michelle Berwick

Design (MBD) see a home like a well-oiled machine; all

the parts need to be working simultaneously to operate at

optimal capacity—very scientific! When we say all the parts

need to be working together, we are referring not only to

style, color, and all those pretty things, but also about the

floor plan and storage functionality. We want your home

working for you, not you working for your home! There are

so many ways we can achieve great balance within a space.

That said, before the hammers start swingin’ and the floors

start coming up, take time to plan out every inch of your

space to make sure you are not underutilizing what you have

to work with. Even if the budget is creeping up, there are still

many ways to create that organized, “everything in its place”

feeling. The project we are going to be sharing involves all of

those elements rolled together to create a space that works

perfectly with how our clients live.

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BEHIND THE DESIGN

“Great design is how the

interior works and enhances

how you live.”

Now come on in: this minty home refresh will take your breath away.

In this home renovation, color takes center stage, while form and

function are the Oscar-winning supporting actors. How you use your

home is so important to consider when making any alterations. As a

designer, I believe form and function must come first. Great design

means the interior enhances how you live. Let me show you what

makes this home renovation magical.

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BEHIND THE DESIGN

THE HEART

OF THE HOME

The kitchen, they say, is the heart of any

home, and we pay close attention to it.

We thoughtfully designed this kitchen

to meet the homeowners’ daily needs.

No cabinet was overlooked. Every item

within the space has a designated place.

Oh yes, even the wine! Adding productspecific

inserts to your cabinetry is a

simple way to make the space more

functional—not to mention you can store

twice as much in the same amount of

space! No need to make room for a snack

grocery haul.

Large base-cabinet drawers provide

excellent storage for larger appliances,

pots and pans, serving dishes, and even

dinner plates! Dinner plates in a drawer?

Yes! It’s a thing. We designed a large

pantry here next to the panel-ready

fridge to keep baking and dry goods

readily available. Because there are no

windows in this townhome kitchen, we

designed a plate-rack upper cabinet to sit

above the sink. It’s not only cute but also

super functional, keeping that precious

counter space clear.

The cooktop is flanked with oil and spice

pullouts for the home chef’s convenience.

Food tastes so much better when the

ingredients are beautifully organized, am

I right? A mint island drops down into

the homeowner’s existing table, which

we altered slightly to attach to the island

and create an eat-in kitchen area. This

lowered table also provides a great prep

area for the aspiring little chefs in our

lives!

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INTENTIONAL

LIVING (AND PLAY)

Media storage in a living room is often overlooked.

Often, unpleasant black boxes end up being the

needed, but unwanted, décor adorning the tops of

our media units. Here we designed custom millwork

for this family’s diverse entertainment needs. A pulldown

door with a gold mesh insert housed all media

accessories, yet the mesh still allows access with a

remote. We met the media necessities, and didn’t

compromise the style at all. We at MBD call that a win!

Media consoles, 0—Team MBD, 1.

This floor-to-ceiling living room built-in not only

houses the media consoles beautifully but also

minimizes clutter with drawers for game discs and

remotes, as well as other media accessories. Doors

allow the homeowners to store miscellaneous items

such as batteries and candles because we all know they

need a home, too. To add a personal touch to the living

room, we included built-in open shelving to showcase

travel souvenirs and framed family memories.

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BEHIND THE DESIGN

In the playroom, it was essential to store craft supplies and

toys behind closed doors. Introducing built-ins with tons of

storage not only kept things tidy but also gave us a chance to

add a touch of pretty through the hardware. A built-in desk

for both children to work at will grow with the family. The

tall pantry doors enhance the height of the ceilings and make

the room feel larger. To keep the playroom feeling light and

airy, we gave the built-ins a high-gloss white finish.

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COLOR

IS KING

Color is a key way to freshen up your

home. Whether you decide to paint

your entire home or just add a few new

accessories, the impact of introducing

a new color will amaze you. One of

our favorite ways to add personality

to a room is by adding some colorful

elements.

At this client’s home, the recurring color

is mint green. This color came from the

front entry tile, which sparked instant

joy in the homeowners’ hearts. The mint

color carries throughout the main floor

of this townhome and onto the interior

doors, as well as onto the kitchen

cabinetry. Sometimes all you need is a

jolt of inspiration, and, bam, you have a

design scheme!

Why stop at trim and cabinetry

with color? Yes . . . we even hit the

backsplash grout with mint. Mint

grout? You betcha. It ties everything

together and really makes this beautiful

marble mini-fish-scale backsplash sing.

Using one color throughout the home

adds cohesiveness and is an easy way to

freshen up your spaces.

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BEHIND THE DESIGN

“Bedrooms are spaces

where color can run wild

to reflect more of your

personality.”

Bedrooms are spaces where color can run wild to reflect more

of your personality. For this project, a sweet shared bedroom,

our design inspiration came from an antique rug. Pink

upholstered beds, complemented by the pink nightstand, and

pink-and-gray drapery bring such joy to this pint-sized space.

Pro-tip: when designing any space with a recurring color,

it is important to add and play with varying shades while

repeating the color in the room to add extra depth and interest

within the room.

The master bedroom has no lack of color either! Are you

surprised? The trending high-gloss, black-trim wall creates the

perfect backdrop for the neutral upholstered headboard. To

contrast with the black, a white textured duvet hangs over the

bed topped with white and yellow pillows. The bright yellow

barn door invites you into the en suite. Hannah Banana is the

name of that yellow paint color. Now, if that doesn’t make you

happy, I don’t know what will.

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“Custom millwork can

create more function

and less clutter, giving

you a sense of relief.”

Creating space in your home doesn’t necessarily mean

demolishing walls. We created space in this townhome

by designing custom millwork to ensure every item

has a home. Custom millwork can create more function

and less clutter, giving you a sense of relief. If custom

millwork is outside your budget, simply creating a home

for your items in your existing millwork is a great costeffective

option to consider!

Introducing a new color into your home can instantly

have you feeling renewed—like adding a red earring and

a red lip to your little black dress. Game changer! Our

team loves adding color in unexpected places and ways,

such as kitchen cabinetry, baseboard trim, and floor tile.

Now consider how you will alter your home this spring

to help you feel renewed!

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THE EASY WAY

THE EASY WAY

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You can shop in-store or on the couch. No matter how you shop, we’re

there for you. Visit us at your local Flooring America store or take advantage

of our online tools, like My Floor Style, to help you discover the right floor for

your home. Both ways are the easy way. It’s just a matter of which choice is

more convenient for you.

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DESIGNER Q&A:

Inspired Spaces for Children

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH SARA BEDERMAN

Design by SARA BEDERMAN DESIGN

Photography by STEPHANI BUCHMAN

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DESIGNER Q&A

As you can imagine, designing children’s rooms

can be a fun and challenging experience. Kids have

a natural way of pushing boundaries and testing

limits, which can be refreshing from a design

perspective. We can all take some cues from the next

gen when it comes to life, and we can certainly take

our design approach. When my team received the

task to design four rooms for sisters, that’s exactly

what we did.

What was the goal for

these children’s rooms?

My goal was to create inspiring spaces for the young

teenage sisters to enjoy now and to joyfully grow

in later. It’s a lot tougher than it sounds because the

long-term success of interiors designed for kids is

based on personalities and preferences that don’t

exist yet.

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Let’s talk color. What was the inspiration

behind the color palette for this bedroom?

The girls shared a common love of white, which also aligned with myself from

a designer’s perspective and which served as the predominant palette in each

of the four rooms. White is clean and contemporary, and it has “legs,” which

is a key consideration when designing a room for kids. In the face of quickly

changing trends and tastes, the neutrality and versatility of white works well on

all levels. It also proved easy to warm up with texture, color, and some whimsical

elements.

Then there’s that obvious theme of pink as the secondary fixture in these rooms,

ranging from a barely-there whisper of pink to an in-your-face hot pink, Pop Artinspired

sitting corner—but more on the duo-toned sequined wall and banana

swing later!

Pink often gets pigeonholed as the classic color choice for girls—sugar and

spice and everything nice. I wanted to challenge that notion and showcase this

versatile color’s real personality, as reflected by the preferences and personalities

of each girl. The right pink can be powerful, soothing, or lively, depending on the

shade and tone.

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DESIGNER Q&A

We love the multifunctional use of this space.

What is your best piece of advice when it comes

to making the most out of a cozy room?

“Cozy” spaces require a tailored approach that maximizes their aesthetic possibilities

while balancing their practical demands. When presented with a small floor plan, I start by

delineating the essential “zones” for the room—in this case, the sleeping, dressing, studying,

and socializing areas. Then I layer in all the rest.

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DESIGNER Q&A

There are some uniquely

angled ceilings in

this bedroom. What

are some tips for

maximizing space

when working around

structural elements?

Custom built-in furniture—such as this bed

and dresser/desk concept—offers the best

use of space when dealing with a small room,

awkward dimensions, or restrictions of any

kind, such as the angled ceiling. Yes, custom

work will most definitely cost more (as anything

custom tends to do), but it will also fit your

space like a well-tailored glove and make the

most of every available inch of space.

Going custom also often leads to creative shapes

in the furniture, which I love as a unique way of

adding unexpected visual interest to a room.

The layered textures in this

room are so inviting. What are

some of your favorite textures

to layer in kids’ rooms?

I love a casual, relaxed vibe for kids’ rooms—and a great

way to amp this up is by layering upholstery and textiles.

Linen is a favorite fabric because it’s not too heavy or

overbearing. I have also gravitated to large-scale cableknits

and chunky corduroys, which are texturally weighty

and wonderfully comfortable to sink into.

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A child’s room can be very

inspiring for young minds.

What were some of the

elements that your client

wanted to incorporate

into your design?

The goal was to give the daughters a lounging

area. We incorporated a cozy round swivel chair

for curling up with a good book, as well as a

playful shag rug where the kids can hang out with

their friends.

The banana swing, first seen at the Miami

Museum of Ice Cream, was also an absolute must.

They fell in love with the swing and wanted to

incorporate it into this room, so we had a replica

created just for them. We tucked the swing into a

feature bump-out that we wrapped in pink and

gold flip-sequin wall panels, which aptly finish the

room with some essential glam.

We always aim to incorporate some playful energy

into every kid’s room that we design. Each space

has some amazing design features, such as the

princess theme in one of the rooms, the ballet barre

in another, or the aforementioned and adored

banana swing. But, overall, the rooms’ aesthetics

are timeless and designed with room to grow.

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DESIGNER Q&A

What would you consider are the top

three things to keep in mind when

designing rooms for children?

1. Know their tastes will change.

2. Know their functional needs will change, too.

3. This doesn’t necessarily mean you should prepare yourself for

another redesign in a few years—which can prove both mentally and

financially taxing. It just means the room’s design needs to be versatile

enough to evolve with your child.

My advice is to choose versatile colors and finishes and items such

as adjustable shelves and customizable organizing systems that

can handle a growing child’s ever-changing needs. Multifunctional

furniture is also my go-to whenever it’s an option.

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Children have a vast

difference in taste, and we

adore seeing their inner

personalities shine. Can

you tell us more about the

inspiration behind this fun

wall and banana swing?

The banana swing corner captures the vibe of the

Miami Museum of Ice Cream—a vibrant and trendy

tourist attraction and buzz-worthy selfie hotspot

with candy-colored walls and a fun, quirky vibe

reflective of Miami life.

Of course, the kids themselves are the ultimate

sources of inspiration, both in their current

personalities, and in the hints at who they will be a

few years down the road. When designing a kids’

room, we always want the space to have a strong

element of fun and playful energy, regardless of

the child’s age. At the same time, we aim to achieve

a sophisticated design that’s as long-lasting as

possible.

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GOLD STAR

FAMILY HOME PROGRAM

HONORING THOSE WHO GAVE IT ALL.

We’re honored to pay tribute to our fallen heroes by supporting the Tunnel to

Towers Foundation’s Gold Star Family Home Program, which pledges to provide

mortgage-free homes to surviving spouses with young children. Together, we

can give just a little back to those who gave it all.


SIMPLIFYING YOUR

HOME

DÉCOR

Simple tips for simplifying your home’s look and feel this spring

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STYLING TIPS

1.

GET RID OF

WHAT

DOESN’T

SERVE YOU

The first step to creating a more

simplified interior style for your home

is to get rid of what no longer serves

you—not only for the sake of visual

clutter but also for the sake of your

soul. Look around. What isn’t being

used, doesn’t serve a purpose, or

simply is no longer a good fit for your

home? Have you acquired multiples

of certain items over the years? Could

you narrow down your collection

of kitchen appliances? Do you have

shelves full of deserted toys, linens, or

toiletries? What about a closet that’s

heavy with clothes you haven’t worn

in years? Or home décor pieces that

you loved 10 years ago but that no

longer suit your current style? Good

riddance to them! Now, once you’ve

freed yourself from the burden of

clutter, it’s time to redesign your way

to a more simplified style.

Design by REBECCA HAY DESIGNS

Photography by MIKE CHAJECKI

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2.

CREATE

THE ILLUSION

OF SPACE

We’re not all blessed with high ceilings, large

windows, expansive open-concept floor plans, and

spare bedrooms. Sometimes, you have to create the

illusion of space, when the reality of actual space

is just not possible. Our favorite tricks of the trade

come from designer Andrea Colman of Fine Finishes

Design:

Design by ANDREA COLMAN

Photography by NICOLE AUBREY

• Remove items from tabletops and countertops

to help accentuate your home’s architecture,

furniture, and artwork

• Choose “long and lean” flooring like extra-long

hardwood planks or rectangular tiles and install

them in a parallel or diagonal fashion

• Pick a wall color that’s light and bright to create

a greater sense of light and airiness into your

home

• Keep window treatments minimal or, if possible,

go without for a simple, modern look and feel

• Select furniture with exposed legs, such as

couches, ottomans, chairs, and bedframes, for an

open airy feel

• Add mirrors and reflective finishes, such as

polished chrome hardware or high sheen fabrics,

throughout the home for instant added light

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STYLING TIPS

3.

FOLLOW

THE 60-30-10 RULE

Color plays a vital role in achieving a simplified

interior style. A room with too many colors can

feel busy and chaotic, whereas a space with too

few colors can feel stark and lifeless. The 60-30-

10 rule utilizes three colors—a dominant shade,

a secondary shade, and an accent color. Your

dominant shade will take up approximately 60

percent of your design. Typically, this leading

color will be neutral or subdued in tone such

that it can be used heavily without feeling

overwhelming. The secondary shade will take up

an additional 30 percent of the room, normally

coming in slightly bolder than its leading

backdrop. Finally, an accent color will make up

the last 10 percent. This is your playful color that

can come through in accessories, pillows, and

throws.

Design by REBECCA HAY DESIGNS

Photography by MIKE CHAJECKI

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4.

Installing the same flooring throughout the main

living area creates instant visual continuity,

blurring the divide from room to room for a

streamlined and simplified feel. Offering both

beauty and function, a waterproof hardwood

USE THE SAME

FLOORING

THROUGHOUT MAIN

LIVING SPACES

product like Aquadura H2O is the perfect

candidate for this tactic because it is suitable for

both design-focused spaces like the formal living

area or dining room and perfectly capable in the

work-heavy areas like the kitchen, family room, or

foyer. Opt for a medium tone style that’s not too

heavy in graining, like Winslow Hill Hickory, Oak,

Maple in Midnight.

Winslow Hill Hickory, Oak, Maple in Midnight by

Aquadura H2O

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STYLING TIPS

5.

INVEST IN SMALL

UPDATES THAT

IMPROVE YOUR

QUALITY OF LIFE

Convenience brings comfort. Choose a space

and invest in one or two small updates that

will make a positive difference in your dayto-day

life. In the kitchen, this might mean

investing in a tiered organization system for

your workhorse drawers. Or, it could mean

a new chalkboard wall to keep important

dates, lists, and reminders front and center

for the entire family. When considering what

improvements to tackle, remember that not

all updates need to be big, expensive, and

overwhelming. Sometimes the simple things

make the biggest difference.

Design by CYNTHIA SODA

Photography by STEPHANI BUCHMAN

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At Flooring America and Flooring Canada,we know that an elevated sense of style in your home starts with the

floor. That’s why our experts have carefully selected 10 of the most beautifully innovative products the flooring industry

has to offer to include in our 2021 Style Watch. These ten products combine style, technology, and durability

and span multiple categories of flooring. No matter where youwant to go with your style, start here.

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STYLE WATCH

1. GOING GRAY.

Paramount Plank in Scree

by Galvanite

The color gurus at Pantone named Ultimate Gray as their

pick for color of the year, and this is true when it comes

to flooring. Wide luxury vinyl planks with the natural

appearance of authentic hardwood in shades of gray will

be hot this year because of their natural appearance, durability,

and waterproof qualities, which make these planks

a great choice for laundry rooms, playrooms, and other

areas of a home where accidents are likely to occur.

2. FARMHOUSE CHIC.

Farmhouse chic has been a huge trend when it comes to

interiors and furnishings—and now the flooring industry

offers amazing options that combine the distinct antique,

well-worn look with modern technology. Luxury vinyl

flooring (durable and made for high performance) that

has a natural wood appearance with textured planks that

look aged and worn will be a top option this year.

Millbourne in Moss

by Downs H2O

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3. DISTRESSED FOR SUCCESS.

White weathering on genuine hickory hardwood

emphasizes the natural beauty of this wood floor’s mineral

streaks, knots, and natural character, making distressed a

highly sought option for shoppers who want to create a

modern space with a timeless vintage vibe.

Hazelbaker - Sliced Hickory White in Satori

by Florcraft Heritage Hardwood

12x24 Tower White Matte RV60

Floorcraft Ceramic Tile

4. SUPER-SIZED CERAMIC.

Look for over-sized, rectangular, stone-look ceramic tiles

in light neutrals like gray, white, and cream to be installed

for those looking for flooring that marries style, durability,

and efficiency.

5. LOVING LAMINATE.

There are so many varieties of laminate that bring a distinct

wood-look into a room, but in the laminate category,

watch for ashy browns that include unique graining and

contrasting brown hues to rule.

Ash Grove Oak in Granite

by Floorcraft Maysville Laminate

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STYLE WATCH

6. WATERPROOF HARDWOOD.

In 2020, the new generation of waterproof hardwood

floors was one of the most significant new products in the

industry—and the category shows no signs of slowing

in popularity in 2021. Perfect for active homes with pets

and kids, designs with unique wire-brushed finishes will

maintain their reign.

Oceana Estate Oak in Upland

by Aquadura

7. SAGE IS THE RAGE.

Hedon Plus in Soft Sage

by Innovia Touch

When it comes to soft surfaces, consumers seek softness,

durability, and stain resistance, and that won’t change this

year. What is predicted is a surge in slightly left-of-neutral

nontraditional colors, particularly hues of sage.

8. PLAYING WITH PATTERN.

What else is in the crystal ball when it comes to the carpet

floorcast? Unique, striated patterns, highlighted by a

loop-cut carpet, are ideal for homes looking for a touch of

modern, contemporary, and industrial design. Shades of

gray will again be prominently seen to complement the

design.

Swagger in Pennicott

by Resista 3.0

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9. STATEMENT CARPETS.

Why Me in Wind Swept

by Tigressa Cherish

Hand in hand with the pattern prediction is the “statement”

carpet. There are striking options in soft surface,

from the beautiful movement of arabesque to distinctive

elevated patterns that make a design statement from the

ground up.

10. TALKING TEXTURE.

Another soft surface trend in 2021 will be mixed texture

in carpets. Loop-cut-loop provides a textured look that is

both modern and masculine but, also delivers durability,

stain, and fade resistance.

For more information on Flooring America/Flooring Canada’s

2021 styles to watch, including details, product descriptions, and

availability, please visit flooringamerica.com/blog/top-flooringtrends-2021.

Life of the Party in Corporate

by Resista 3.0

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TOTAL

FLOOR

CARE

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FLOORING 101

FLOORING AMERICA AND FLOORING CANADA CARRIES A WIDE RANGE

OF FLOORING IN VARYING STYLES, COLORS, PRODUCT TYPES, AND

FEATURES TO SUIT YOUR SPACE. OUR FLOORING 101 GUIDE REVEALS

THE BASICS ABOUT EACH TYPE OF FLOORING TO HELP YOU FIND THE

BEST FLOORING SOLUTION FOR YOUR HOME.

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FLOORING 101

CARPET

Carpet is a great choice for almost any room in

your home because of its qualities of warmth

and comfort. With today’s advanced flooring

technologies, carpet is softer, stronger, and more

stain resistant than ever before. Carpet also comes

in a variety of colors, patterns, and styles and is a

key design element for your room remodel.

Moonlight by Tigressa Cherish

HARDWOOD

Hardwood flooring has beauty, strength, and

character along with options for every look.

From smooth, glossy, traditional strips to

wide, weathered planks, hardwood creates

a beautiful backdrop for any room. Today’s

hardwood floors are also milled and finished

using techniques that require much lower

maintenance than in years past.

Lanes Prairie Hickory, Oak, Maple in Beach by Aquadura H2O

VINYL

Vinyl flooring offers an elegant

appearance and enduring value.

Modern, cutting-edge technologies and

digital design make possible naturallooking

textures and great visual depth.

Luxury vinyl tile is one of the newest

and most popular flooring choices

today, offering trendy finishes that

closely resemble wood, tile, and stone.

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TILE

Both timeless and trendy, tile can complement

any style, ranging from traditional to

contemporary. Tile is available in a wide

variety of colors, patterns, and sizes, allowing

for creativity in design. This flooring also

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Network by Emser Tile

LAMINATE

Laminate flooring offers the look of hardwood,

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AREA RUGS

Area rugs make a wonderful addition to hard

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along with increased warmth and comfort.

Available in a wide variety of colors, designs,

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room’s décor.

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CONTRIBUTORS

LOUIS DUNCAN-HE

Louis Duncan-He Designs

Louis Duncan, principal of Louis Duncan-He Designs, is an

internationally published designer with a focus on designing

distinctive and timeless residential spaces. His signature West Coast

perspective plays on the innate tension between the elegant and the

relaxed or the effortlessly refined and the organic. With a unique

client-centered approach, Louis’s interiors are authentic and soulful.

louisdhe.com

@louis.dhe

MICHELLE BERWICK

Michelle Berwick Design

Award-winning designer Michelle Berwick is the principal and

creative founder of Michelle Berwick Design—a boutique design

firm with a small but mighty team specializing in residential and

commercial interior design. For almost a decade, this notable firm

has become sought after for providing livable, stylish, and uniquely

personal interiors.

michelleberwickdesign.com

@michelleberwickdesign_

SARA BEDERMAN

Sara Bederman Design

Sara Bederman is the principal designer of Sara Bederman Design.

For over a decade, her bespoke design firm has become known for

creating stylish, thoughtfully curated, and livable interiors. The firm

provides residential design services for projects of all sizes, including

city homes, lakeside retreats, and country homes.

sarabederman.com

@sarabstudio

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