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2015 Casart Catalog

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

We’ve been busy with getting things organized and up to date to start the new year off right.

One of our intern projects was to help redo our catalog, which was started a while ago. Thanks our recent intern, Hannah Mattheis, it was finally completed

It is now published on Issuu and is available on our website.

If you want to see larger or download, click here to go to the catalog.

This is a handy resource for seeing all of our current designs, while we’re working on more to come.

Please let us know what you think.

What are the Top Decorating Trends for 2015?

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Firstly, the use of color is a top decorating trend.

Here are two resources to find out:

What colors are trending? — via Elle Decor and

Casart coverings features Elle Decor 2015 color trend on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

• See how to use them with room visuals as reference.

Casart coverings features How to use Pantone's Spring 2015 color report on Slipcovers for your walls, blog

With a plethora of visual ideas via Pinterest.

Be sure to see Jennifer Ott’s retrospective on last year’s vs this year’s paint manufacturers’ “Colors of the Year” on Houzz.

2) Nature Theme: Natural Elements and Organic Design (source Lush Home)

modern-interior-trends-design-ideas-14_Lush Home on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

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Casart Zebrawood

modern-interior-trends-design-ideas-17_Lush Home on Slipcovers for your walls casartblog

OB-GreenPeace, olioboard with Birds & Birch, seen on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

OB-GreenPeace, olioboard with Birds & Birch Casart wallcovering

 

3) Mixing and Matching – e.g. Modern Style with Retro Finds

Modern Power room with mirrors and retro mirror frame via Lush Home on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Modern Power room with mirrors and retro mirror frame via Lush Home

 

4) Reusability and Recycling

Hey, we’re all about this! Casart wallcoverings can be reused seasonally and recycled (vinyl varies according to state).

Business Insider confirms that wallpaper continues to be a popular decorating choice for 2015. Blue accents and gold fixtures are also popular.

Casart_DR__Birds-Birch_casartblog, seen on Slipcovers for your walls

Birds & Birch Neutral

Casart Birds and Birch colored in Dining Room, on casartblog

Casart colored version of Birds and Birch colored in a Dining Room

Casart coverings_Libby Langdon_High Point_Lively Lattice

Libby Langdon Lively Lattice as a decorative accent

Casart coverings_Libby Langdon Lively Lattice used as a Bookcase Backing

Libby Langdon Lively Lattice used as a Bookcase Backing

Casart coverings_Libby Langdon Livey Lattice used on a screen

Libby Langdon Lively Lattice used on a screen

 

5) Versatile Design – modern mixes and multipurpose, i.e. furniture and accessories that can be used indoors and outdoors.

modern-interior-trends-design-ideas-6_Lush Home on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Modern, versatile furniture via Lush Home

Casart Multi Flower Power Pillow_ Libby Langdon Gate Screen

The all-weather material of Casart Décor pillow covers, which coordinate with our designs, can be used inside or out, giving you optimal versatility.

How Do You Want Your Home to Feel?

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Going into 2015, you may want a change or to have a new direction for your personal space. How do you want your home to feel?

This is the question that Laura Gaskill, a contributing writer for Houzz, asked in one of her  ideabooks, “The Question that can Make You Love Your Home More.” As she said, asking ,”How do you want your home to feel,” is a surprisingly, yet “deceptively,” simple question to ask, because it gets to the heart of the matter about what makes the idea of  ‘home’ so important to us.

As Gaskill states, “Defining the feelings you want to cultivate in your home will give your home a purpose. It will help you zero in on the results you want and worry less about each little decision along the way.”

Here’s the short quiz, from her ideabook you can take that will lead you to the answers:

Ask the question. Ideally, ask the question of yourself, and have each person who shares your home also answer the question. Below I have phrased the question a few different ways — sometimes a slightly different angle can help unlock your answer:

  • How do you want your home to feel?
  • How do you want to feel when you walk through the front door?
  • What do you wish guests would think about your home when they come over?
  • What are the top three words you would use to describe how you want your home to feel?

Once you have your answers, continue to the ideabook’s tips for bringing out those feelings in your home.

Some of the tips include ways to achieve the following:

  • If you want your home to feel relaxed
  • If you want your home to feel creative
  • If you want your home to feel peaceful
  • If you want your home to feel welcoming
  • If you want your home to feel fun
  • If you want your home to feel authentic
  • If you want your home to feel safe
  • If you want your home to feel happy

There are resource articles for each one of these topics.

Finally, there are lots of comments and ways you can glean information and tips for achieving the look you want.

As she asks, “Your turn: How do you want your home to feel? Please share your answer in the Comments.”

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