Carpet/Hard-Surface Hybrid – Finally, a new type of flooring!

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For so many commercial spaces the difficult debate inevitably comes up between wanting the comfort and sound absorbing qualities of carpet and needing the easy care and low maintenance properties of hard surface flooring. Luckily, there is a new product brought to the table that beautifully combines the best qualities of both into a hybrid flooring with the look and feel of carpet, but durability of hard surface flooring. Here is more info directly from J&J Flooring Group which describes the Kinetex flooring qualities in more detail: Kinetex® is an …

Unlikely Roommates: Intergenerational Housing

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My husband’s grandmother, Grammie for short, lived most of her life in a suburb of Washington, DC. She is the longest serving crossing guard of the Alexandria police department. And if you ask her, she absolutely loved putting on the uniform and “working her corner”. She watched as generations of children went to school each morning, helping them to safely cross the road to Polk Elementary. She was there for 49 years, long enough for those children to grow up and have kids of their own. A few years ago, …

Happy Holidays from ID Collaborative

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It’s been another great year at ID Collaborative. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our clients, manufacturers, reps, installers, and friends. We would no be able to do what we do without you. We’re looking forward to another year of new and on-going projects. ID Collaborative will close at noon on Friday, December 21 in observance of the holidays. We will reopen on Wednesday, January 2. We wish you all warm and happy holidays.

Featured Designer: Teal Laughlin

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Meet Teal, the newest member of the IDC team: Where are you from? Frenchtown, NJ Where did you go to college? Savannah College of Art and Design What is your favorite color? Blues, Greens What is your favorite decade for design? Why? I appreciate it all…. But I’m a true sucker for a good mix of mid-century modern / eclectic. Embracing a variety of styles and time periods using cohesive elements like color, texture and finish. Perfection! What was your favorite food when you were a child? PIZZA…. Still is!

How to Accessorize a Book Shelf

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Have you ever dreamed of that perfectly accessorized bookshelf for your office or living room – you know, the one that looks like the bookshelves in a Pottery Barn magazine or Architectural Digest – only to find that it was WAY harder to put together than you thought? I imagine many of you are nodding your head yes. It’s not as easy as it looks, right? Never fear – here are some tips to help you: 1) In addition to putting books on a bookshelf the conventional way, turn some …

The “Shear” Genius of Wool Carpet

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Wool has been a staple in clothing and floor coverings for hundreds of years, and it’s not hard to see why – it’s a renewable resource (i.e. sheep grow their coats back after being sheared), it does not harm animals, it’s durable, and it keeps us warm! But did you know that wool also keeps our air clean? It sounds like a sales tactic, but it’s true. It’s been estimated that wool carpets can continually purify indoor air for up to 30 years! How does this happen? The wool fibers …

Mixing Old World With Contemporary

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One of the kicks we get out of our projects, is finding the right mix of styles and how best to pull a project together when you are challenged with old world meets contemporary. With the desire for a sleek contemporary vacation home, yet the need to add a few antique style pieces of furniture, we opted to do the same with the lighting package. so here you go! Visual Comfort chandelier for the splash of contemporary chrome – mixed with Europe2You – French antique glass jugs, turned into pendants.

Featured Designer: LAUREN WILLIAMS

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CANVAS WITH MOVEMENT – Modern Fiber Art to Fulfill your Boho Fantasies So, I stumbled upon this amazingly talented artist while thumbing through my Instagram one Saturday morning and her work immediately caught my eye. Can I just say I’M NOW OBSESSED! Lauren Williams is the face behind Lauren Williams Art + Home where she offers, tapestries, paintings, prints and her “home collection” of assorted pillows and throws. She is a self-taught artist based in Austin Texas that has roots in California as well as influences from her time living …