How do you choose the right flooring for your family? Your lifestyle? We’ve compiled a list of questions for you to shop with that will make your efforts in selecting the right flooring a perfect fit!
Well designed rooms are complimented with area rugs. A welcome invitation to define the space where patterns merge and treat the feet. An area rug fitting is just like a visit to the seamstress - with a stitch here, a tuck there, and finally delighting in the perfect fit. Read on for our fitting examples.
This Spring invites us to design the beauty of light in our homes, opening the windows to all that is new with Hunter Douglas' latest innovations in window coverings. This Spring and every Spring we attend the Hunter Douglas Premieres showcase and once again our vision for your windows is refreshed with exciting options that will be arriving to our showroom very soon.
Motorization Steals The Show
We will do our best not to use the word "excited" too much in this blog, but we are excited about the advancement of PowerView motorization that now includes operating your Shutters. Think of those hard-to-reach upper-windows and you'll quickly understand why all the excitement!
Hello Google. Hello Alexa.
Have you ever thought I just want to tell Google to close my shades? The time has come! All motorized products are now compatible with Alexa and Google home automation voice commands.
All You Need Is a Soft Touch
With SoftTouch Motorization the power is in the wand control. A newer way to operate shades, yes, it is newer in comparison to standard operation options, but has been with us for a while now. The new news on the SoftTouch is that it is now available on all seven of these Shades:
Designing The Light - Day And Night
The DuoLite feature is now available on Vignette Modern Roman Shades offering two opacity options in one roman shade.
Provenance Woven Woods
We were introduced to nine new styles in the Provenance Woven Wood Shade collection -Nine styles! That gives us 41 new fabric and color choices and new valance options as well. Featuring lighter weaves in a neutral color palette.
Whole House Solutions
We love these coordinates!! Vignette Modern Roman Shades and Luminettes now have coordinating fabrics in the Sheer Linen Design to carry your look vertically or horizontally throughout all of your window types.
We had a lot of fun at this year's Hunter Douglas Premieres and cannot wait to meet with you to show you all the new trends in window coverings. You can't wait either? Contact us for a complimentary consultation with one of our window covering professionals at 805-237-1400, stop by the showroom to see our window covering gallery and take home the new Art Of Window Dressing magazine - free, just ask! You can also visit our Hunter Douglas Website with just a click here.
Putting the spotlight on just one of our carpet vendors, may have you asking: "Why Karastan?" It's the history of Karastan Carpet and Rugs and celebrating their 90 year anniversary that has us showcasing their time, experience, long lasting artistry and the innovation in the industry that put Karastan years ahead of the competition.
The Wonder Rug
A little history: Industrialist and retailer, Marshall Field simulated the hand-woven Oriental Rug which would revolutionize the carpet industry by creating a machine-made rug that featured all of the intricate designs and unlimited color variety of a hand-woven rug. This was the birth of Karastan's first rug mill established in 1926 and then in 1928 the machine-made rug was introduced to the public, with such an overwhelming response it was dubbed "The Wonder Rug". There's many more Karastan firsts and we encourage you to visit this timeline to learn more: https://www.karastan.com/celebrating-90-years.aspx
As a carpet aficionado I have always appreciated the quality that the Karastan family of carpets represents, but bringing it to our own showroom some twenty years ago was something I do remember being exciting about - and for that matter, all of us were like kids in a candy store oooooh-ing and aaaaaw-ing as each new pattern was introduced. Wools, wool blends, and the luxurious Kashmere are all a part of our every day work day now and we continue to be impressed.
Wools . . .
From the farm to the floor, wool carpets are inherently sustainable, naturally soft, yet durable and bring a natural layer of texture.
"Worstead Weave" as featured in our photo, is a Karaloc woven loop. Karaloc is the method in which a fiber is woven and is another first for the industry developed by Karastan in 1948.
Wall to Wall
Oriental stylings as a wall-to-wall installation? Yes, please! One of the many attributes of this look is having one room with a wall-to-wall installation, a customized area rug to coordinate for the adjoining hallway or...or...or... You can also take it to the stairs for an endless runner.
Imagine a carpet that feels as soft as cashmere! Kashmere is exclusive to and created by Karastan in today's popular colors and patterns. I have to admit I cannot walk by these samples without my hand luxuriating in the softness of this carpet.
"The best carpet ever invented - again!" SmartStrand Forever Clean carpet is the first new carpet fiber to be introduced in over 50 years and the only carpet with life-time stain resistance built into the fiber. First introduced in 2005 it quickly became Knight's number one selling brand.
This much we know is true: There is nothing as beautiful as well-designed floors and the combination of hardwoods and area rugs just happen to be our most popular sellers. The area rug serves as a welcome to defining spaces. What we've seen these past couple of years is the trend going towards a custom-fit. By selecting a wall-to-wall (aka broadloom) carpet and having it bound to your specific size for a custom area rug, the possibilities of style, pattern, shape and sizes are limitless.
To 'Live Beautifully' is the Karastan way and we are proud to be a part of their vision. When shopping for carpeting, knowledge of the product, the fibers, and how the carpet is made are all a part of our vision for you. At Knight's selecting and representing the best in quality is a team effort, from the sale to the installation you'll Live Beautifully for years to come.
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How To Design Your Best Year Ever?
At Knight's we are not the trend-setting influencers. We rely on what we see: What our clients are shopping for, what products our local designers are working with, and what is new, newer and newest from our vendors.
Natural, Neutral, and full of Texture is our theme for 2018!
When you surround yourself with all that you love, staying true to yourself, you're always in fashion.
Whenever Possible, Start With The Floors
Hardwood and wood-look flooring still reign supreme for the number one choice in flooring. We are seeing that our clients are wanting to lighten things up with lighter stain choices and organic character rich in natural textures and carrying throughout the home.
Why start with the floors? The floors are the largest surface in the home giving them the number one priority for making a big impact.
Hot Pick Patterns
For The Love Of Carpet! We cannot talk about 'starting with your floors' without the beauty of carpeting. Whether you're choosing a wall-to-wall installation, making a stunning statement on your stairway, or complementing your hardwoods and defining interior spaces with area rugs - Carpets are here to stay.
Our Decorator's Top Picks
From our camera- shy Michael Fletcher. . .
Living large with Large-Format tiles in natural stone looks and concrete-like porcelains are suitable for
residential and commercial spaces. High sheen contrasts with the beauty of rustic-refinement.
The continuous flow is outstanding with 59" x 118" tiles.
Patterns in tile are still so popular they drive us to new heights in design concept. Stunning geometric patterns for the backsplash, but what we all consider to be a backsplash is changing its location taking over not just the splash but continuing to the ceiling. That shows us all just how much we are loving the new shape of tile.
May Your Walls Know Joy
Neutral and Natural
Cork and metallic dance together for an incomparable texture that will have you staring at your walls in awe. This unique design is brought to us by Candice Olson design for York Wallcoverings.
Our Favorite Walls Have Lots Of Windows
"What I'm most excited about for 2018 is the motorization of window coverings. The ease of access, the affordability, and the compatibility with other systems. It's revolutionizing the way we look at dressing windows."
Location! Location! Location!
Motorizing, or automating your window coverings creates worry-free window locations. With motorization you'll no longer struggle to operate those hard-to-reach windows, remotely operate your windows from remote locations, and, or set them all to move to your schedule.
"Happy New Year everyone! I am working with a lot of fabric projects that are all linens. Neutral and creamy textures for drapery with wider widths in lead-edge banding, florals with linen backgrounds, custom headboards with all the textural elements of, yes, Linen! All in linen blends that gives a great hand to the fabric that is workable for all your projects."
_______ Marie Goldsmith
A Few Of Our Favorite Linens
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We always get a bit excited with the coming of the New Year as it's also the time our vendors unveil their new products! That's me in the photo a couple years ago attending the Surfaces Trade Show in Las Vegas. This year I'll be attending one of our vendor's shows in Southern California, while Michael and Diane take on Vegas. What happens in Vegas, doesn't stay in Vegas ... They'll be reporting back with all the new news and we'll be sharing with you in our showroom, our website and here on our Blog page.
How do we decide what products we bring to the Showroom? Of course, the eyes have it. What draws us in first is the look, then our inspective nature comes into play: How will the product perform for our customers? Does the quality of the product represent Knight's standard of excellence? How is the product installed? What are the manufacturers warranty guidelines?