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”)


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


*By opting into this week’s contest, you agree you would like to receive special email announcements or offers from FLOR in the future. Upon receiving our first piece of communication, you will have the option to opt-out of receiving emails in the future.

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Seamless style with practical benefits

We love the shot on the cover of our latest catalog .  It’s the epitome of FLOR style – sleek, sophisticated yet incredibly practical and livable.

Our design team came up with this über elegant look – which blends in with the minimalist black-and-white décor perfectly – to showcase not only how you can design floorcovering to complement your surroundings; but also how you can achieve the seamless look of conventional carpeting in a fresh, modern way.  This rug set is a combination of Rake Me Over in Bone, Fog, Graphite & Black.  If you’re loving this rug for your room you can go here to find the rug maps of how to create it.

What – you wouldn’t dare put white carpeting in your living space?  Well, we believe in living (and designing) fearlessly.  The ability to clean or replace just one square (instead of an entire room) is just one of the many benefits of a modular system. Not to mention, if white is really not for you, you can swap out the white with the color of your choice. It’s that simple!

Seriously – we’re not exaggerating … ask around.  I bet you know someone who has had a gorgeous rug or brand new carpeting ruined by a stain or spill or an overly worn spot or two.  Tell us your tale by email us at pictures@flor.com or check out more real-life stories on Facebook.


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We’ve been FLOR’d

We are soooooo almost done with my son’s big boy bedroom and I can’t wait to show you the big reveal…unfortunately, you’re just going to have to hold on a bit longer.  You see, the final piece that will go in there is a train table that he is inheriting from his cousin…but my mom can’t bring it up from PA until we call to tell her the baby is on the way.  So that means early November.  Sorry all…you’ll just have to be patient!

In the meantime, his new FLOR tiles arrived the other day and I took some time to put them together.

If you’ll recall from my original mood board, I had designed something with different shades of gray and pops of orange.

Here’s a better view of the screenshot of what I originally proposed by utilizing the FLOR builder.

I liked it…but it wasn’t exactly screaming awesome to me.  I wanted to keep the orange pieces towards the middle of the rug, but couldn’t figure out exactly how to do it without having any of them touch…so I kept designing until I came up with this plan:

This was composed of Toy Poodle squares in Cloud, Titanium, Sterling and Fog with pops of Rake Me Over in Clementine.  If you’ll recall from this post, I planned on having each square represented in the picture below actually be a quarter square.  Even though I have lots of experience with trimming FLOR tiles, and even though it is really easy, I decided to give my ultra-preggo self a break and had FLOR custom cut them for me for a nominal fee.  TOTALLY worth it in my humble opinion!

The tiles arrived on Friday around 2:00pm and by 2:45 this was the scene in his bedroom:

The kid is IN. LOVE. with his new FLOR tiles.  Every day he gets out of bed and immediately lies down on the rug with his head on one of the orange squares and insists that we join him…a proposition that is none too easy for me at this point in my pregnancy.  But how can you resist that face?

We’re so excited that the design worked out and totally tickled that our son loves it as much as we do.

Have you designed your FLOR lately?

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FLOR on Home By Novogratz

It isn’t every day that we get to see ourselves through the eyes of others.  In this case, those eyes belonged to the inspiring design-duo of  Bob and Cortney Novogratz, stars of the new show “Home by Novogratz” on HGTV.

We’ve long been fans of the Novogratz team here at FLOR and were blown away with a recent redesign project where they used some of our boldest colors and stripe patterns to completely transform a family beach-front condo.

We love how they used Side by Side here to complement the black-and-white wallpaper design and coordinate with the pops of color in this eclectic mix of styles.  We think it works beautifully and provides a stunning contrast.  (And, we love the briefcase/attache turned magazine stand – brilliant).

For the kids’ room, the Novogratz chose Ups and Downs to continue the stripe theme used in the bed frames and coordinate with the brightness of the wall color.

You couldn’t help but wake up refreshed and energized in the master bedroom.  We love the commitment to one of this season’s hottest colors: yellow.  Rake Me Over in yellow does the trick and provides a soft, lemony look for the floors.  The complementary earthy-brown tones really work to make this an inviting room. They then took a similar theme into the next room and used Rake Me Over again to create a shocking display of pink personality.

We were really inspired by Bob and Cortney’s fresh approach to color and pattern here.   There is no fear in their design palette and we feel that they’ve capture the essence of eclectic design beautifully.  What do you think?

See all the FLOR styles featured on “Home by Novogratz” here.  And, tune in to HGTV Saturdays, 10pm, to see more of this creative team’s perspective on design.

photo credits (1. paper.blog 2. mycentraljersey.com )

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Transitioning the nursery

When I designed my son’s nursery, I took great pains to not make it too gender specific.  The intent was to be able to transform it easily, if necessary, to a room for a girl if we should need to do that down the road.  And guess what… WE NEED TO DO THAT!!!  YAY!!

Now there, are some items that are 100%, without question staying in the room.  The pendant lamp, the bookshelf, the rocker, the dresser, the bookcase (not seen), the dresser/changing table (also not seen), the radiator cover and the roman shades.  I also have no plans to paint.  So that really leaves me with minimal things to change out to customize the place to our new addition to the family.

I’m still not 100% sure I won’t just switch out the FLOR tiles we already have with some pinks…but if I DO decide to go all CrAAAaZy I am in LOVE, LOVE, LOVE with FLOR’s new Damascus print in black and white.  The problem is that everything else in the room is a shade of tan or brown.  So no matter HOW much I love it and am a fan of breaking rules…I just don’t think it will work for us.


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