A Change of Plans

A couple months ago we were at a photo shoot for the recently-launched Spring catalog.   Our designers had the rugs for the photo shoot laid out and a precise set of plans ready to execute. But after arriving and heading upstairs, they stumbled upon this amazing couch, and it completely changed their course.

They were so inspired by the couch they decided to create a plaid rug instead of the neutral one that was planned. They took the compelling geometric pattern from the couch and used it as inspiration to create this beautiful rug below.  And as simple as that,  this “Plaid was born, a combination of Toy Poodle tiles (Black, Java and Persimmon) that is both inviting and a real design statement.

In our designer’s case, it was a plaid sofa, but accessories of all kinds can inspire a rug. Here we originally had a more neutral rug but when the styling was complete, it seemed only right to pull some color from the pillow and place it in the rug. This enhanced not only the rug but the whole room. FLOR’s sophisticated color palette can match or complement just about any of your existing décor.

So go ahead, look around the room, find that subtle tone or color in your favorite chair, now create a rug that will fit “just-so” lying next to it. Then share your story with us here – pictures@flor.com.

Design Assistance

If you would like help creating this rug,  call 866-952-4093 for complimentary design assistance. We have design consultants on call who can help you customize your own version of  Plaid. Or see it in person and work with a  Store design consultant at one of our Store locations.

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Hey Jack!

Our friends across the pond seem to be a rather talked-about bunch these days, whether it’s news of royalty tying the knot or rowing on the world’s biggest sporting stage this Summer.

Add that to their great history, architecture and design hubs, and we wanted to show our respect with a fresh take on a current trend, which brings us to the launch of  - Hey Jack.

A symbol as recognizable as any, the Union Jack image has been seen everywhere.

So with the launch of our new Spring collection (coming January 17th!) we take that age-old motif and put the FLOR stamp on it by churning it into a geometrical grid. Its bright, primary and bold colors are a great decorating complement no matter your style.

Don’t be afraid of it. Stick in some solids and break it up even more, then share your story with us so we can get your take on it.

Source - Image 1: Flor.com Image 2: ezarchitecture.com Image 3: atouchofart.co.uk Image 4: http://blog.szeretnivalo.hu/ferfiaknak/ferfias-diszek/

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FLOR’s Holiday Giveaway – Week 3

** This giveaway is now closed –  See winner below**

WOW…we’re overwhelmed by the amount of submissions! Thanks to all who participated in last week’s giveaway. Our winner of  the  20 tile combination of  Toy Poodle and Rake Me Over is… Diane K ( I love Lime, Clementine, and Persimmon; either two of these colors combined or one with contrasting texture would be just right for my home. I’m thinking I’d have to show it off in the living room, but it would also look nice on our second-floor landing). Congratulations Diane!   Be sure to check back on the blog this coming Thursday, December 22nd for this week’s FINAL Holiday Giveaway ( Hint: Our next giveaway is going to be “Just Plain Perfect”)

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This week’s giveaway is two of FLOR’s favorite and most colorful styles: Toy Poodle and Rake Me Over.  One winner will be chosen at random to receive a combination of 20 tiles of Toy Poodle and Rake Me Over in the color/s of their choice.  If you missed the last two giveaways and winners you can see all of that fun stuff here and here.  Remember, after this week there is only one giveaway left.  Good Luck!

 

How To Win

  • Simply write the name of your favorite Toy Poodle/Rake Me Over  combination and tell us which room you would use it in.
  • Giveaway closes Friday, Dec 16th at 11:59pm est
  • One entry per e-mail address* is permitted. The winners will be selected using random.org and announced on Monday, December 19th as an update to this post. That’s right, come right back here on Monday for the announcement of our winner.
  • The giveaway tiles cannot be applied to previous orders and will be shipped via UPS Ground service within the United States or Canada.
  • Good luck

 

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FLOR’s Holiday Giveaway – Week 2

** This giveaway is now closed – see winner below**

Our winner from last week’s Holiday Giveaway of a 20 tile Line, Please rug is….. Ramona ( who likes Line, Please color Maize and plans on putting this rug in her dining room!) Congratulations Ramona and thanks to all of those who participated. Be sure to check back on the site this coming Thursday, December 15th for this week’s Holiday Giveaway (hint:  2 of FLOR’s favorite and most colorful combos)

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We’re thrilled to announce this week’s Holiday Giveaway rug (insert drum roll) …Line, Please.  One winner will be chosen at random to receive 20 tiles of Line, Please in the color/s of their choice.  If you missed last week’s giveaway and winner you can see all of that here.  Remember, after this week there are only 2 giveaways left.  Good Luck!

How To Win

  • Simply write the name of your favorite “Line, Please” color/s and tell us which room you would use it in.
  • Giveaway closes Friday, Dec 9th at 11:59pm
  • One entry per e-mail address is permitted. The winners will be selected using random.org and announced on Monday, December 12th as an update to this post. That’s right, come right back here on Monday for the announcement of our winner.
  • The giveaway tiles cannot be applied to previous orders and will be shipped via UPS Ground service within the United States or Canada.
  • Good luck

*Email addresses will NOT be shared or used for marketing purposes. If you would like to sign up for FLOR emails click here.

 

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Dent Cube

It is always of interest to me to discover elements of texture and architectural pattern which define a space. While reading on Design Milk this week, I came across a great new architectural product that can be used indoors or out. Dent Cube by Inax,. It is a system. A system of cubes that can be customized and designed by you, to create the effect and pattern to suit your individual environment. I am drawn to the simplicity and opportunity for personal expression within this system of panels. Some are flat panel, and the balance are an open cavity to fill as you imagine. Within this system of parts, Inex has created a beautiful range of glass tiles, which can be inserted into the cavities to create a lovely mosaic of sorts. Personally, I find the image below most interesting, creating infill from organic material, providing contrast and color.

Not unlike the Inax, system, FLOR is a system of parts, creating the opportunity to customize your design, and personalize your space. How about this Haute Stuff Rug above, as a complement to the vertical garden? Or, the mosaic of glass tiles below reflected in a multicolored FLOR rug.

The inherent Modularity of the Dent Cube system is an architectural solution for vertical surfaces, much like the FLOR system is for the floor. A system for your home or office to provide flexibility, and customization to personalize your space.

Images found at Design Milk and FLOR.com

 

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