Categories
Design Concepts Trends

Trends to Watch: Paisley

Among the most exciting trends going on right now are bold large prints, from globally inspired textiles to delicate botanicals, and paisley. Here’s my season’s inspirational pick for the month of May, the Karastan Emerson beige paisley rug. Paisley is the timeless print that never goes out of style.

This organic teardrop shape is rich in color, yet neutral, and functions as a strong accent when combined with vibrant hues such as bright red or pink.

It is the newest and finest example of American innovation and ingenuity in area rugs from Karastan. Crafted from Everstrand Fiber, these rugs are extremely soft and luxurious, yet heavy and durable. Everstrand Fiber has been developed by Mohawk industries as a Premium recycled Polyester fiber, made in United States.

This whole palette is all about eye popping and total pattern gorgeousness, and it’s truly a sight to behold.

KARASTAN EMERSON BEIGE RECTANGULAR

 

The Emerson Beige area rug is part of Karastan’s Pacifica Collection, which features casual, laid-back and sophisticated designs combined with modern color.  To learn more about our Emerson Beige area rug, visit the Karastan website.

What do you think about paisley as a trend to watch? Let us know in the comments!

 

 

Categories
Design Concepts Karastan

It’s Not the House, But What’s Inside

_P9B4488_edit

Karastan considers the New American Home (NAH) as one of the company’s most important projects of the year. It is a tremendous opportunity to show builders how Karastan can support them with a complete selection of flooring choices, in any project from large to small.

Each year, the NAH is built to showcase the latest technology in the home building industry. Over the years, the end result is a “one of a kind” custom home that provides the spaces and the price points to showcase such advanced products.

For 2015, the NAH featured a four-bedroom, 5,891-square-foot desert contemporary home in the Sky Terrace community on the outskirts of Las Vegas. Built and designed by Blue Heron, the show home presented a collection of takeaway ideas for every price point that can be rolled into mass production quickly and efficiently.

The home demonstrates how the most cutting-edge building technology, products and materials can be integrated into a production community. The home is designed and built to exceed Emerald status, the highest level of certification from the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard.

Features in the NAH included photovoltaic panels, open spray-foam insulation, a weather-sensitive irrigation system that automatically adjusts usage relative to the immediate climate, high-efficiency water heaters, hydronic air handlers, intelligent fireplaces, balanced daylighting and low-maintenance building materials.

The many renowned suppliers for the home are a representation of the best of the best in their industries. This year, Karastan was selected to provide both luxury carpeting and rugs to outfit the NAH. Karastan’s Vienne, Chic Vibe, New Direction, Libertine and Woven Grassland carpets were all featured in the home. Karastan carpets are known for their artistry, innovation and craftsmanship with styles ranging from traditional to contemporary, which made them a perfect fit in such a unique environment.

_P9B2821_edit

Karastan also took this unique opportunity to host product demonstrations exclusively for Modenus and Las Vegas BlogTour.

DSC_0611-L

BlogTour invites the world’s most influential design and lifestyle bloggers to national and international destinations where they immerse themselves in trade shows, showrooms, design events, and local culture. The bloggers then share with their audiences across their social platforms their newfound knowledge and up close and personal encounters.

The group graciously agreed to tour the home and to see for themselves why Karastan carpet fits the bill for a home replete with the best furnishings, products and design elements in the world.

And, of course the house was AMAZING. Based on the bit of reading I had done prior to my visit to the 2015 New American Home in Las Vegas, I was anticipating a house that was elegant, functional, efficient and green.

DSC_0766-L

It was definitely all that I anticipated – and so much more. From the moment we pulled up to the home located on the earthy and peaceful outskirts of Las Vegas, it was apparent that this home intentionally blended in with its natural surroundings. The southern girl in me couldn’t help but smile as I imagined what a cactus would look like in my flowerbeds!

DSC_0623-L

Walking through each room in the home was truly an experience. With the latest concepts in architecture flowing throughout the home, and stunning design on the inside and out and everywhere in between, it had all of the elements of the perfect show home.

What I didn’t count on as I was walking from room to room for the first time, was watching this house come to life before my very eyes. You know the saying, ‘it’s not the house, but what’s inside’? For a few brief minutes, this beautiful home with all of its impressive design elements and innovative features still felt empty.

But, then Blogtour Vegas arrived! This fabulous group of design bloggers accompanied by the Modenus team entered the home with a determined sense of exploration! One by one as they entered the home, you could feel the buzz of energy and excitement as they began taking pictures and discussing the design details of the home.

DSC_0649-L

This talented group of lively individuals made this house a home in a matter of minutes! It was only then that I could truly appreciate all the 2015 New American Home has to offer.

Take a moment to explore the New American Home through the eyes and personal experiences of some of these talented bloggers. Click on the links below!

#BlogTourVegas Bloggers:

Categories
Design Concepts Karastan

Karastan’s New Pacifica Collection

We’re excited to launch Karastan’s all new Pacifica Collection. Crafted from Everstrand fiber, these stunning rugs take style to new heights with their superior softness and durability.

pacificacollection1
Bell Haven Black, Bentley Gray and Bentley Indigo

 

Casual, laid back and sophisticated, the designs of the Pacifica Collection combine modern color combinations with elegantly refined designers.

Bal Harbour Indigo, Briarcliff Indigo and Highgate Black
Bal Harbour Indigo, Briarcliff Indigo and Highgate Black

The collection evokes a sense of optimism with fresh, soft and sun washed hues.

Bonita Beige, Castleton Aqua and Collier Gray
Bonita Beige, Castleton Aqua and Collier Gray

Everstrand is a premium recycled polyester fiber that starts clean and stays clean because it utilizes the highest-grade plastic from recycled beverage bottles.

Emerson Beige, Kingston Indigo and Leawood Tan
Emerson Beige, Kingston Indigo and Leawood Tan

 

Everstrand includes up to 100% recycled content and offers inherent “stain free” beauty.

Olympia Beige, Seabridge Beige and Seabridge Tan
Olympia Beige, Seabridge Beige and Seabridge Tan

 

The Pacifica Collection of rugs is available in a variety of sizes; contact your local Karastan retailer for details!

What do you like best about our new Pacifica Collection? Let us know in the comments!

 

Categories
Design Concepts Karastan

National Karastan Month Pinterest Inspiration

Did you know that it’s National Karastan Month at participating retailers throughout the United States? That means from now, until November 10, 2014, our participating retailers are offering some of the lowest prices of the season on Karastan carpets, as well as a $1,000 coupon towards a new Karastan carpet. We’ve also arranged for special financing on all Karastan carpets, which makes Fall 2014 the perfect time to make a new purchase! For additional details about National Karastan Month, visit our website.

To celebrate National Karastan Month, we created a Pinterest board full of images of our luxurious carpets. Get inspired to make a change this fall with these amazing patterns and styles:

room_41315

If you love the Greek Key Square, then you’ll love the sophisticated pattern of our Serafina carpet in Desert Sand.

room_55588

 

If your taste is more towards whimsical and elegance, we recommend our Marie Louise carpet in Verde Marina. The floral trellis on a stria background is a classic beauty.

room_43586

Karastan carpets aren’t just elegant but are also soft and plush. Unique coloration and with a loop texture will capture your attention with our Tonal Charm carpet, but the feel beneath your feet will simply floor you. Made of Karastan Kashmere, a premium Karastan nylon fiber, it’s extremely soft and durable!

room_43498

 

When it comes to modern carpets, look no further than our Metropolitan collection. Our Natural Order carpet, made with SmartStrand Contract DuPont Sorona fiber, is both sophisticated and tough.

room_41849

 

Finally, if you haven’t already fallen in love with wool carpet, take a look at our Woolston Plaid collection. Made from 100% New Zealand wool, our Woolston Plaid carpet brings a modern look to a traditional pattern that has been a Karastan staple for years.

Are you looking to purchase a new Karastan carpet? Which of our product lines do you like the most? Let us know in the comments section!