Posts Tagged ‘For the Home’

Glass Shelves in the Bathroom

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Glass shelves are a versatile storage option for the bathroom.  Glass shelves can be hung throughout the bathroom. In smaller spaces like a bathroom the glass will take up less visual space than a wood or painted shelf.

 

Glass shelves virtually disappear into the wall behind them. If you use a floating shelf design like in this bathroom, the shelf will blend in with whatever is behind it. This allows your beautiful backsplash to be uninterrupted by the shelf. This is important when you have an intricate pattern like a mosaic or border.

 

Tempered glass is always a good idea in a bathroom for a shelf or a shower door. Tempered glass will not shatter into shards, which can be dangerous in a bathroom with its tile or wood floor.  If you have a glass shower surround, glass shelving in the room can unify the design.

 

Glass shelves can be hung above the toilet as well as above the vanity.  You can vary the depth of the shelf depending on its use and placement in the bathroom. Thicker shelves can be used to store extra toilet paper, jars of Qtips and cotton balls, or even extra washcloths and hand towels in neat rolls. Smaller shelves can hold toothbrushes and toothpaste.

 

No matter the material you choose for shelves in the bathroom, make sure you secure them to the wall with the proper screws for your wall type. Going into a stud is always a good idea when hanging a shelf that will hold any weight.

Decorating a Home Office/Spare Bedroom

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The term spare room is kind of a misnomer. For most homeowners any extra space is a luxury that is quickly gobbled up and turned into something: a playroom for the kids; a guest room; a home office.  This room shows a smart way to combine a home office and a guest room into one stylish space.  Home office/bedroom doesn’t mean shoving a desk in the corner of the guest room or squeezing a queen size bed into the office.  This room is a true multifunctional room that is the best of both.

 

Rather than having a big bed in a small room, a convertible day bed/sofa is used.  While this won’t accommodate two guests, it will work for a single guest.  During the day or when the room is not being used as a guest room, the sofa provides a comfortable place to lounge and relax.

 

The work desk is also very stylish and can be cleared of work papers and laptop for a guest’s visit. Having a few file cabinets or a bookshelf with doors to hide work and home finance paper work would optimize the storage in this space. The storage ottomans as coffee table are portable and easily moved around the space.

 

Neutral colors make this space guest friendly.  The patterned area rug adds interest and coziness.  A few pieces of art on the walls would help warm up the space and keep it from feeling too sterile. Even personal family photos would be nice hung as a gallery wall.

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For Mother’s Day Give Your Mother Flowers For Her Home Decor

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Events and Happenings

How many of us run to the florist annually to get our mother fresh flowers for Mother’s Day? While the beautiful blooms are well received and well loved, they eventually wither and die, leaving an empty void where the fresh florals were. If your mother loves having blooms in her home, consider getting her some of the botanicals and florals available through For the Home from Ambassador Floor Company.

silk floral arrangment

For the Home offers silk flower arrangements, like the one above.

For the Home handles the home furnishings aspect of Ambassador Floor Company, as we told you about in a previous post. One of their offerings is great botanicals and silk florals that can live forever in your home, adding a pop of life and color where you place them. Though they are fake, many of our floral arrangements are so incredibly realistic that you’d never wonder if they weren’t fresh blooms.

This year, stop into For the Home from Ambassador Floor Company and give your mother flowers she’ll love for life.

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Ambassador Floor Company Does Home Furnishings Too

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design Tips, News From Us

We know that you come to Ambassador Floor Company for your amazing Karastan carpet or your Armstrong Hardwood, but don’t forget about us when it comes to the rest of your home’s design. At Ambassador, we have a well rounded staff that is here to provide you with the best, including your furniture and more.

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See the lovely home design options we have in our For the Home area.

Interior Designers, Homeowners, and even apartment dwellers will be able to browse our fine selection of home furnishings to help them adorn the room they’ve just had re-carpeted or their new rental space. With everything from accessories, like garden accessories from H. Potter, to wall accents from Arteriors, all the way to your bedroom furniture,  you can find exactly what you need at Ambassador Floor.

Ambassador Floor Company and their For The Home division are ready to help you redesign or design your space. Call us today for more information or stop into our store to speak with one of our amazing team members.

11 Interior Design Styles To Try

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design Tips

In the spectrum of interior design, there are a world of styles just waiting to be explored. The great thing about it, too, is that you can mix and match styles to create entirely new looks that are all your own. A great way to do this is with home accessories such as lamps, throw pillows, window treatments, and wall art.

Here are 11 tried-and-true and perhaps brand-new interior design styles to try:

  1. shabby chic
  2. Swedish: This style is experiencing a wave of popularity right now. The style’s “maximalist” technique adds interest to small spaces.

    Image via designer-daily.com

  3. contemporary
  4. classic contemporary
  5. funky
  6. New York
  7. traditional
  8. eclectic
  9. garden
  10. tuscan: Inspired by Italian countryside homes, rustic elements and bold shades of red and orange from the landscape dominate tuscan style.

    Image via designer-daily.com

  11. Asian

Ambassador Floor Company’s For the Home is a unique resource for home furnishings and accessories. Catering to the Home Builder’s Designer, Interior Designer and Consumer Trade, this business offers a one-stop-shop for everything needed.

Tell us about your favorite design style and how you make it unique by leaving a comment.

Organize Your Home in Style

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With spring cleaning around the corner, home organization is probably top on your list for getting your home in order. New home organization products in the latest styles make the task a little less daunting and add extra style that will keep your home looking good too. Say bye, bye, clutter and mountains of plastic containers, and hello trendy home organization!

For an organic and exotic touch, try a set of three Hampton boat trays made with all-natural willow branches from IMAX Worldwide Home. These would be a great entryway corral for mail, keys, photos, and other loose items.

For a glamorous storage solution that’s fit for displaying on your bathroom vanity or dresser, try the new beveled-mirror Alanna box from Uttermost.

For a modern industrial look and loads of useful storage, you can’t go wrong with this pewter-finished curio and TV stand from Matthews & Co.

All these stylish home storage solutions are available through Ambassador Floor Company’s For the Home division. Contact us for more details.

STAINMASTER Holiday Cleaning Tips

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With the holidays quickly approaching, many homeowners are worried about spills and foot traffic staining their flooring.  To help the experts at STAINMASTER Carpets have put together a full list of maintenance and stain removal tips.

From candles to cranberry sauce STAINMASTER has it covered!

For candle wax:
Dry Cleaning Fluid Solution
Use non-flammable dry cleaning fluid or a liquid spot remover from the grocery store or hardware store. (Note: Do not apply dry cleaning fluid directly to carpet. Apply first to a cloth and use the cloth to apply the fluid to the stain.)

Detergent Solution
Mix 1/4 teaspoon mild liquid dish detergent (with no optical brightners) in one cup of warm water.

For gravy, cranberry sauce and butter:
Detergent Solution
Mix 1/4 teaspoon mild liquid dish detergent (with no optical brightners) in one cup of warm water.

Vinegar Solution
Mix two tablespoons white vinegar with four cups warm water.

For eggnog:
Detergent Solution
Mix 1/4 teaspoon mild liquid dish detergent (with no optical brightners) in one cup of warm water.

Ammonia Solution
Mix two tablespoons clear, white non-suds ammonia in four cups warm water.

Click here for more tips and printable form with regular maintenance advice.

Happy Holiday From Ambassador Floor Company and For the Home!

Stay Up-To-Date With Ambassador Floor

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It is an exciting time at Ambassador Floor and our sister store For The Home.  Currently we are celebrating National Karastan Month and we have more events planned for this fall. Be the first to learn about special offers, product information and receiving our posts in your e-mail inbox!

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Candice Olson’s Kitchen Design Inspirations

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Do you love Candice Olsen’s HGTV show, “Divine Design”, as much as we do?  We are hooked on Candice’s fresh and contemporary design style.  Check out these amazing kitchens designs from Candice’s show.

Durable Solutions
Design your dream kitchen for durability. Three kinds of porcelain tile and carefully planned cabinet storage make this kitchen a stylish workhorse.

Open Up Your Space
Knock out a wall to add space to your kitchen. This kitchen seamlessly integrates with the dining area, using a buffet island to separate the two.

Unique Flooring
Make a statement with your kitchen flooring. Stripes of light and dark concrete-like material add an unexpected touch to this contemporary kitchen.

Mix It Up
Two-toned kitchens are more interesting than one-toned. A marble island, different cabinet finishes and Art Deco tile make this Candice’s favorite Divine Design kitchen makeover.

Now that you have seen Candice Olson’s designs, check out Candice’s Home Collection at Ambassador Floor and For the Home.

Master Bedroom Makeovers

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We love Candice Olsen here at Ambassador Floor Company and For the Home.  We are always so proud to carry Candice Olsen’s products. You might have seen  Candice on her HGTV show Divine Design.  Recently, Candice did a piece for the HGTV website that showcased Master Bedrooms Makeovers.  Here are some of our favorites:

Before: Green Carpet and Pink Wall paper is this 1982?

After:   Candice creates a floor plan that includes a sitting area and desk and made the fireplace the focal point of the room. A natural wheat color carpet and area rugs soften the room. This homeowner is thrilled. “This is the most beautiful room I’ve ever been in,” she says.

Before: The room had only the basics.

After: The room is cozy, stylish and environmentally friendly.  Candice chooses a low-VOC paint in a warm blue color, and mixed organic fabrics and recyclable carpet tiles.

To view more of Candice Olsen’s 10 Divine Master Bedrooms, check Candice out on HGTV.  Have you been inspired by Candice’s designs, contact a design consultant at Ambassador Floor Company for design assistance updating your master bedroom.  You can also find the Candice Olsen home accessories at the Ambassador Floor and At the Home Showroom.