One of the best inventions ever—at least for us designers—are smart phones. They make it easy to take photos of objects that catch our eye with their color, texture and shape. Random pics like these provide inspiration for many Mannington flooring designs.
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Variety is the spice of life. That’s what eclectic style is all about and why I love it. Mixing elements from a variety of periods and decorating points-of-view is how to create interiors that are original, unique and revealing in what they say about the people who spend time in them.
Although I live in the ‘burbs, I must confess…my heart skips a beat when I think about life on a farm. The idea of living simply and authentically with a deep connection to the land is appealing. But so is having a home that’s chic and sophisticated. That’s why my style inspiration is “Farmhouse Elegance.”
While it’s true that design inspiration can come from anywhere, I’ll let you in on a little secret. Every designer has his, or her, “go to” place for that inspiration. For me, it’s Europe. Whether I'm strolling down a narrow cobblestone street in Italy or peering into the window of a chic shop in Paris, the sights, sounds and spirit of Europe speak to me and find their way into my flooring designs for Mannington.
In interior design, nothing wows quite like color. And because floors visually ground interiors from a design point-of-view, it’s important to get the colors of them right. So how do we make color work when creating floors for your home? The process is more involved than you might think.
"In the twelve years I’ve been with Mannington, I’ve learned that fashion plays a huge part in what people choose for their decor, including flooring." See how Cristen looks to fashion magazines and runway shows for inspiration when designing floors.
We always hear—“How does Mannington come up with floor designs that our customers always love?” Read this blog to find out how our design team finds inspiration and trends.
As sophisticated as a fine glass of bubbly, Champagne Toast is Mannington's "2018 Color of the Year." We love the upscale simplicity of this soft neutral metallic and how it works with trendy colors like neutral pastels, smoky hues and jewel tones. Read this blog to see Champagne Toast paired with our favorite 2018 color palettes.
Do you ever wonder who comes up with Mannington’s flooring designs, how trends are identified and why certain patterns and colors are selected? Meet the team of designers who work together to create flooring that brings a room to life through pattern, color, format and character.
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