Posts Tagged ‘St. Louis’

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.

How to Choose the Right Carpet

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If you are looking for a flooring showroom in the St. Louis area, Ambassador Floor Company is here for you! Our enormous, consumer-friendly showroom in Chesterfield, Missouri carries hardwood, carpet, ceramic tile, stone, glass, laminate and vinyl flooring from the best brands, and our helpful design consultants can help you choose the perfect flooring option for your home.

Carpet is always a popular choice, and we carry high-quality name brands like Stainmaster and Karastan. If you are interested in carpeting your home, check out this guide to carpet styles from Better Homes and Gardens, and visit us at Ambassador Floor Company today!

  • Saxony- The luxurious surface of this type of carpet makes it a good choice for formal interiors.
  • Plush- This type of carpet is also called “velvet,” and is good for informal settings.
  • Frieze- The textural appearance of these carpets hide footprints and are great for high-traffic areas.
  • Level loop- The pile of these carpets is uncut, and hides dirt very well, making it another good choice for high-traffic areas like entryways.
  • Multilevel loop- The multiple levels of tufts create a unique sculptural look that is versatile enough for both formal and casual rooms.
  • Cut loop- High and low tufts of cut yarn combined make this a good choice for casual interiors.

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Epic Hardwood by Shaw Flooring “Most Sustainable”

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Billed as the most sustainable engineered hardwood in the world, Epic Hardwood by Shaw Flooring provides all the style of real hardwood while also protecting our natural resources. Part of Shaw’s Green Edge initiative, Epic Hardwood is made with EnviroCore reclaimed wood fibers and wood veneers that are sourced from suppliers committed to sound forestry practices.

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With Epic Hardwood, Shaw aims to reduce timber harvesting for a more balanced ecosystem. Unlike traditional 3/4-inch-thick hardwood floors, Shaw’s 3/8-inch-thick Epic Hardwood Flooring uses approximately 50% less newly forested wood in its production.

Epic Hardwood is available in 42 Durashield finishes inspired by natural hardwoods such as red oak and maple that last for decades. Plus, it can be sanded and refinished rather than replaced for a new look in the future.

Shaw Epic Hardwood Flooring is available at Ambassador Floor Company in Chesterfield, Mo. Stop by our showroom to see samples and for pricing.

11 Interior Design Styles To Try

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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.

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  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.

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  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.

Create Different Flooring Looks with Mannington Virtual Decorator

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In the market for new hardwood floors? Explore your flooring options using Mannington’s Virtual Decorator tool. Using the online tool, you can upload a picture of the room you want to update or use one of Mannington’s stock room images to envision your new space. The tool also allows users to coordinate flooring choices with almost any wall color imaginable to really get a feel for how new flooring will work in a room.

Here are some examples of the different hardwood flooring looks you can create using the Virtual Decorator:

For a classic Old World look, try American Walnut hardwood flooring by Mannington.

Mannington has a great selection of exotic hardwoods for a rustic look such as this Atlantis Prestige Andean Pecan hardwood flooring.

Explore all of Mannington’s new hardwood flooring styles for the latest look at Ambassador Floor Company in Chesterfield, Mo. And, for more hardwood flooring options, check out the Armstrong My Project online design tool.

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.

How To Extend Stainmaster Carpet Warranty

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Did you know you can extend the limited warranty on your Stainmaster carpet just by selecting Stainmaster carpet padding at installation or after? It’s easy to justify selecting a standard carpet pad because it isn’t visible, but investing in an top-quality carpet pad can increase the lifespan and comfort of your carpet. Plus, Stainmaster carpet pads have other built-in features that are designed to complement Stainmaster carpets such as a breathable moisture barrier that:

  • “Keeps most common household spills from penetrating the cushion and subfloor
  • Makes clean-up easy, which helps to stop reappearing stains on the carpet
  • Helps to protect the cushion from mold and mildew formation by allowing damaging water vapors to pass through the cushion and evaporate” –stainmaster.com

Check out this You Tube video that explains more about the benefits of selecting Stainmaster carpet cushion:

Contact Ambassador Flooring Company in Chesterfield, Mo., to purchase Stainmaster carpet and carpet cushion.

2011 Home Fabrics Trends

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The biggest international home fabrics trade show, Heimtextil, was held last week in Cologne, Germany. During the show, a panel of designers and trend forecasters unveiled the latest trends in home fabrics. Home fabrics includes carpets, throw pillows, curtains, etc. The terms used to describe the home fabrics trends include:

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Sobriety or traditional patterns and manufacturing techniques with a focus on quality craftsmanship.

Mix Mash or a blend of international-inspired designs with bright colors and ethnic motifs

Utility or simple yet advanced, high-performance textiles

Wilderness or texture-rich organic-looking fabrics for a rustic look

These guiding design styles reflect today’s current philosophies and tastes as well as economic situation and consumer preference. They extend beyond home fabrics and can be seen in all types of home decor.

Check out Ambassador Flooring Company’s “For the Home” section for the lastest home fabrics and decor.

6 Popular Stainmaster Carpet Styles

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Stainmaster carpets are a favorite for low-maintenance homes, and homeowners can choose from a variety of carpet styles to suit their design preferences. These styles refer to how carpet is created using cutting and other treatments. Each style offers a different comfort level suitable for different areas of the home. Here are six popular Stainmaster carpet styles that are a treat for feet:

  1. Frieze (below): tightly twisted
  2. Pattern-cut Pile: cut to create a sculptural look
  3. Saxony: densely packed level fibers
  4. Loop: level Berber-style looped fibers
  5. Texture: twisted and cut loops
  6. Cable: thicker, longer yarn

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Contact Ambassador Flooring Company to choose the right carpet for your home.

“World’s Largest Carpet” Measures 60,546 Sq. Ft.

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Think you have a big carpet project on your hands? Check out what some are calling the world’s largest carpet, which measures 60,546 sq. ft. The soccer field-sized carpet was hand-woven in Iran for placement in front of a giant mosque in the United Arab Emirates and showcases traditional craftsmanship on a large scale. The carpet project required 38 tons of wool and cotton, which helped create the rug’s 2.2 billion knots.

Tackle your big rug problems with our carpet and rug maintenance tips, and check out our Stainmaster carpets.