Interior Designer Trends 2018

By Jill

Posted on Thursday, May 3, 2018 2:11 PM


Barry Carpet has been privileged to interview some of LA’s top interior designers in order to give you the inside scoop on design trends for 2018. We’ve interviewed JAC Interiors founders, Christine Thompson and Andrea Putnam, as well as Homegirl Collection’s Erin Morris. JAC Interiors combines classic elegance with modern glam to create a unique ambiance. In addition to interior designing, Erin Morris creates beautifully crafted pillows that fit within her boho eclectic design aesthetic. Read on to learn more about our featured designers’ inspirations, favorite flooring options this year and tips to pick the perfect area rug!

JAC Interiors Andrea Putnam Andrea Putnam
JAC Interiors Christine Thompson Christine Thompson
2018 interior design trends
2018 interior design trends

“Black and white and the contrast it creates is very hot right now—we see it in every aspect of design, both on the inside and the outside of the house and furnishings and materials.”

–JAC Interiors
Designer Name:
Christine Thompson & Andrea Putnam
Designer Brand:
JAC Interiors
Contact:
www.jacinteriors.com
Instagram: @jacinteriors

1. How would you describe your style?

Modern with a twist. We like to mix metals and juxtapose materials for an eclectic one of a kind look.

2. Where do you get your design inspiration?

So many places! From nature to local restaurants and hotels to iconic fashion designers and vintage furnishing, we see beauty and lines all over the place and try to translate that into a modern vision for living.

3. What is trending in the interior design community today?

Jewel tones are really big for spring 2018. Floral motifs are making a strong comeback, in fabrics and wallpapers too. Black and white and the contrast it creates is very hot right now—we see it in every aspect of design, both on the inside and the outside of the house and furnishings and materials.

4. What are your favorite flooring options in 2018?

We love light woods like a European white oak with some grays in it. It feels high end but modern and natural, not too forced. The texture adds dimension to any room.

5. What is your secret to pick the perfect area rug?

We love to customize a rug for a bespoke look, to make sure we get the perfect size. We will often pick a wall to wall carpet and then cut it to the exact size we want, so it’s perfect every time!

6. What is your fantasy home and where in the world would you want it to be?

Love the idea of a mountain home, in Moab, Utah! The landscape is literally out of this world, and so inspiring!


Homegirl Collection Interior Designer Erin Morris
2018 interior design trends
2018 interior design trends

“Area rugs are like art and can make or break a room.”

–Erin Morris
Designer Name:
Erin Morris
Designer Brand:
Homegirl Collection
Contact:
www.homegirlcollection.com
www.etsy.com/shop/HomegirlCollection
erin@homegirlcollection.com
Instagram: @homegirlcollection

1. How would you describe your style?

Boho/eclectic with splashes of old world charm.

2. Where do you get your design inspiration?

My design inspiration comes from the amazing community I’ve met online, mostly through Instagram. There are so many talented people that are not just designers, but passionate about decorating and creating gorgeous spaces. What I love about the online design community is that everyone can share their own personal journey whether they’re hiring a famous interior designer or DIYing their space. Specifically, I gather some of my inspiration from Instagram accounts such as @corre.marie, @Becrowbe, @ChrisLovesJulia, @Skaynedesigns, @a1000xbetter and @carlaypage.

3. What is trending in the interior design community today?

White spaces are still huge. Paint everything white and add character through textiles, flooring and art. Dark moody spaces are also on the rise with olive green tones. If I were brave enough, I’d incorporate olive green cabinets into my upcoming kitchen renovation. I’m also loving loud, veiny marble. I used to love the very soft marble but now, give me all the crazy slabs!

4. What are your favorite flooring options in 2018?

I’m infatuated with wide planked, matte toned hardwood that I’m seeing in homes. Cement tiles are popping up in kitchens and bathrooms and I’m so impressed with wood-look tile and the newest vinyl flooring. There are so many beautiful options.

5. What is your secret to pick the perfect area rug?

Since I tend to change my style up, an area rug allows me to keep things fresh. Area rugs are like art and can make or break a room. A few things I often tell people when choosing a rug is don’t go too small - I’d rather see no area rug in a room than one that is too small for the space. Also, choose something that is going to hold up in your home environment. I once chose a cream Moroccan Beni rug and within a couple months it was no longer cream but gray! And choose something you love and go a little crazy if your space allows it. An area rug can always be switched up, so have fun.

6. What is your fantasy home and where in the world would you want it to be?

Living here in Southern California is my dream. My fantasy home would have wide, open ceilings, tons of light and lots of land. I’m in love with many different styles of homes so my dream home could be a modern farmhouse, Spanish hacienda or just a simple California bungalow! I’d choose rustic, wide planked, white oak flooring.


We love these interior designer flooring and area rug tips! Barry Carpet loves working with designers and is open to the trade. We service all of Los Angeles, including Santa Monica, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Malibu, DTLA, Hollywood, Pasadena and even the OC! Come by our West LA showroom to say hi and talk all things flooring with us!

11061 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064
310-479-3761

No Comments



Ask_An_Expert_logo_color

Find Out More

To find the hardwood flooring that best meets your needs, contact us. We’d be happy to answer all of your hardwood flooring questions and show you the latest trend in hardwood flooring.  

Jute Rugs

By Jill

Posted on Monday, January 29, 2018 2:25 PM


Are you looking to finally finish the home of your dreams? If you are passionate about style, organic design and the environment, we have the perfect rug for you!

Fibreworks Malabar jute rug
Fibreworks Malabar
Fibreworks Jute Rug
Fibreworks-Zira Luna Pearl

Eco-friendly

At Barry Carpet, we too are passionate about aesthetics and our environmental footprint. We offer several brands that carry a unique type of carpet made out of the organic material, Jute. A completely biodegradable fiber, jute is a great eco-friendly alternative to traditional carpet.

Durable

Naturally thick and durable, these natural fiber rugs are woven into beautiful braided and exotic textures. Even though Jute is strong, it is softer underfoot than alternative earth-friendly materials, like seagrass or sisal.

Stylish Ambiance

A jute rug adds stylish raw texture and may be the perfect accent piece for you to create an organic home decor aesthetic and ambiance. For example, a rug made of bleached jute fabric will produce a clean, laid-back feel. A sisal jute rug, which combines 2 plant fibers, with a dark brown edge, will create a bolder look. A jute rug may complement an area that has anything from a contemporary design to a vintage vibe.

Low Maintenance

Not only that, Jute is low maintenance! It does not require special everyday care, as it is less likely to accumulate as much dirt and dust as other carpets. Naturally brown in color, jute makes stains less noticeable. Jute can also be used as a backing for wool carpet or used in composite form as the underlay for linoleum. Jute is best placed in low-traffic household areas, like in a bedroom or living room, allowing the natural rug to last for many years.

We, at Barry Carpet, look forward to helping you decide which type of eco-friendly flooring works best for your living space. If you find that jute does not suit your taste, we have many other products that can do the trick, such as seagrass, rubber, wool and more! See our Eco-Friendly Flooring Options Here to learn about more earth-friendly flooring options. Give us a call to see if we carry the flooring that supports your design vision!

Fibreworks Bombay Jute Rug
Fibreworks Bombay Jute Rug

No Comments



Ask_An_Expert_logo_color

Find Out More

To find the hardwood flooring that best meets your needs, contact us. We’d be happy to answer all of your hardwood flooring questions and show you the latest trend in hardwood flooring.  

Flooring Ideas to Compliment the 2017 Color of the Year

By Jill

Posted on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 4:08 AM



Photos from Sherwin Williams website

“Weathered, woodsy, complex, cozy.” These are the words emphasized in Sherwin-Williams’ promotional video for their 2017 “Color of the Year.” What color palette comes to your mind when you hear those words? Certainly not last year’s “Alabaster” white…

This year’s “Color of the Year” is “Poised Taupe SW 6039.” Part earthen brown, part conservative gray, Sherwin-Williams’ comments on its choice as: “both modern and classic, and a beautiful balance of warm and cool.” Essentially, Poised Taupe has been defined as “the new neutral.”

Since traditional neutrals have been monochromatic greys, there has been a recent shift in the design world to more complex taupes and browns, according to Sherwin-Williams. Influences include: “natural or organic materials, weathered and worn finishes and global cultural preferences,” denoting its worldly essence. House Beautiful observed that Poised Taupe, “definitely strikes the balance between bold and subtle.”

Floor Covering Weekly recently noted that the design world is seeing a trend in calmer, more peaceful spaces. Largely due to the fact that our lives are busier now than ever with technology and multi-tasking, people want to come home to a place that is the opposite of what they experience during the work day: Serenity. Colors have a huge impact on our mood -- a color like Poised Taupe has the potential to both inspire and pacify.

At Barry Carpet, we embrace Poised Taupe as a gender neutral hue with a polished modern twist. Sherwin-Williams has offered color pairing templates on their website that compliments Poised Taupe in any setting. Here are some examples below:

Wine & Taupe

Deep wine, purple and Poised Taupe bring warmth to the dark tones favored in 2017. Silver grey and intense teal provide balance and drama to this rich, mysterious palette.

color trends

Perhaps if you are re-decorating for fall, you may want to pair Poised Taupe with deeper wine and purple hues as in the Sherwin-Williams’ recommended palette: “Wine & Taupe.”


Some beautiful carpet options to pair with the color of the year are:

NEUTRALS

  • Nourison - Texture Weave, Charcoal
  • Stanton - Migrate, Mercury
  • Fabrica - Chez Cote, Blackberry Sorbet

ACCENTS

  • Rosecore - Supreme Envy, Shiraz
  • Bellbridge - Impressions, 20/8007 Volo
  • Louis de Poortere - The Vintage Collection, Forget Me Not

Some classic hardwood options to pair with the color of the year are:

  • California Classics - Mediterranean Collection, Calabria, French Oak
  • Mirage - Imagine Collection Old Hickory Barn Wood

Interested in finding out which style of flooring is most suitable for your home or office? Come in to our West LA showroom and one of our highly skilled sales associates will guide you which direction to go!

No Comments



Ask_An_Expert_logo_color

Find Out More

To find the hardwood flooring that best meets your needs, contact us. We’d be happy to answer all of your hardwood flooring questions and show you the latest trend in hardwood flooring.