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Vivus Architecture + Design
Topics of interest to a Minnesota Architect (Peter Schmelzer) and Interior Designer (Mary Schmelzer)
Updated: 52 min 52 sec ago
Flor is a wonderful alternative for your floor (spelled correctly!). Moveable carpet tiles created out of recycled materials allow you to quickly change the look of a room, replace a damaged or stained area, or move the whole carpet to another room.
This style, called “All Dolled Up,” can add graphic interest to a small area or an otherwise plain room. Known for their hip, modern applications, Flor has captured the hearts of people who are interested in recycled materials and the flexibility that comes with the ability to change your mind or replace only one area of a carpet.
These carpet tiles would be great in kids’ rooms, craft and sewing rooms, or areas that get heavy use from eating and pets. The tiles can be switched out for different colors as your decor changes too.
Have you noticed that laundry rooms are all of a sudden center-stage? There are so many accessories, furnishings and design ideas for the laundry room.
Why? I think the advent of new machines are one of the drivers. Today’s options include front-load, top-load, water-saving, high-efficiency and stackable. You only used to have to worry about selecting by capacity and features. Now too you have more color choices than white (and maybe almond). Race-car red would make wash-day an adventure. How about royal blue to make you feel regal, in command of your loyal sock-subjects?
Maybe laundry domains have become more popular because our clothes-care takes up a significant portion of our daily lives, and an organized, attractive room just takes some of the drudgery out of the chore.
Here’s a fun area with good storage ideas and below is a simple laundry corner in all white, both from Country Living Magazine:
Given a convenient, easy-to-use and attractive space, maybe all the kids (cool or otherwise) will be excited to be doing laundry.