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Turning Your New House into Your Home

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

In light of the recent series of real estate oriented posts and the recent July 4th holiday, we’re partially reposting a pertinent topic on What Makes a House an [American] Home?

Now that you own your new house, how do you make it your home?

This can be a really subjective question because “home” has specific and personal meanings to each individual but the National Building Museum in Washington, DC has attempted to put it in perspective with their House and Home exhibit, which is on view through May 2017.

house as seen on slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Home as seen on slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

We’re all about individual expression here at Casart Coverings, and believe this is what makes our homes personal to each and every one of us. How do you do this, by collecting, displaying and personalizing what you like — making it your own.

Timeless Trends_MoRockAnSoul_Blue Arch

MoRockAnSoul_Blue Arch paired with a timeless classic, Alice in Wonderland print


Evolution Home_Libby Langdon Groovy Gate for Casart Coverings removable wallpaper

A screen and bookcase backings are transformed with Libby Langdon Groovy Gate

Make a space your own with a Custom wallcovering, as seen below. The yellow birds were color matched to the yellow kitchen cabinets.

Make a kitchen your own with Custom Casart Coverings Birds & Birch removable wallpaper

Make a kitchen your own with Custom Birds & Birch wallpaper

Detail Make a kitchen your own with Custom Casart Coverings Birds & Birch removable wallpaper on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Keeping this in mind as well as below, let us know what make your house a home.

This quote from Thomas Mellins, an architectural historian who organized and helped curate the exhibit, explains that it may not be exactly what you think:

“In America,” Mr. Mellins continued, “we are very connected to this idea of individuality. Even if we do inherit a place to live, we are interested in personalizing it and having it express our innermost thoughts, desires, aspirations. What is less obvious or less known to most Americans is the way in which their houses reflect major economic changes, government policy, technological advances and consumer culture.”

The exhibit tackles these themes in six galleries:  Living at Home, Building a House, Buying a Home, Models, Film, and Education. The exhibit starts with pictorials from the American Memory Institute (I didn’t know there was such a thing) as well as historical societies and Flickr.

Living at Home displays a few American iconographic items that have progressed in importance over the course of time, like a butter churn, a Farrah Fawcett poster, a fondue set and a painted front porch door. Some have become collectors’ items.

butter+churn_via_philippine genre stories, as seen on slipcovers for your walls, casartblog


Farrah_Fawcett_iconic_pinup_1976, as seen on slipcovers for your walls, casartblog
Painted front porch with American Flag casartblog


Building a House has “touch walls” with building materials with texture.

construction materials as seen on slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Casart removable wallcoverings could be in this category as well as others.

Our Faux Glass Tile gets the look without the hassle, expense or long-term commitment.

Casart Coverings-Faux Glass-Pink-tile temporary wallpaper in room_casartblog

Casart Faux Glass Tile as full wall decoration – beyond just backsplashes or a bathroom

Buying a Home shows the progression of the modern mortgage system.

mortgage, as seen on slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Models displays 14 iconic American home models commissioned by the Museum including Mt. Vernon among others, accompanied by photographs.

Suburban-Home-Models, as seen on slipcovers for your walls casartblog

Films show 6 movies of animated tasks such as laundry, and cooking and how these have evolved to make a home function. Another gallery shows contemporary designed architecture and examples of planned communities.

mid-Rhof-handwaschen.ogg, as seen on slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Laundry has come a long way as seen on Chris Kauffman’s blogspot. We can now sit back and let our machines do the work while we enjoy the design of the space.

chris-kaufman_laundry21 on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Modern architecture for a home has also come a long way as well, as seen in this premier property listing in Florida.

modern home in florida_via premier estate properties on casartblog


Here’s what the press says regarding this exhibit:

“In gallery after gallery, the show explores how the American dream of homeownership has played out over the years, in consumer artifacts…and models of architectural milestones, culminating in a double-screen immersion into architect-designed spaces.”—The New York Times

House & Home…explores a subject so wide and so fundamental to American life that it inevitably touches the pleasure buttons of nostalgia.”—The Washington Post

House & Home will take an expansive look at what it means to be at home in America.”—The Huffington Post

“…the National Building Museum’s most ambitious project to date.”—Washingtonian

If you are traveling to DC this summer for vacation or even next year, you may want to check it out.

Meanwhile, have fun turning your new house into your new home with some personalization.






Merry Christmas from the City of Lights

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Casart coverings wishes all a Merry Christmas and the best of the holiday season and with colorful cheer coming from Paris, the City of Lights.

Miniature Eiffel Tower in Red on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Let us all remember…

More than the tree or the decking of halls,

More than the music and mobs at the malls,

More than the feasts that are planned and prepared,

The family stories remembered and shared,

More than the lights that will soon disappear,

The manger and star that get stored till next year,

More than these things which all play a small part,

Christmas is love that lives on in each heart.

christmas-wp-christmas-360128_1024_768from  the Casart Crew

Vital and Vibrant Living with ViVi Interiors

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

If you didn’t know, I attended The American School In Switzerland, a private Swiss boarding school. Over this past weekend I went to an all class reunion at the Hay Adams Hotel, for anyone who has ever graduated from my high school. It was an interesting experience being the youngest person there, but it was a great opportunity for networking within D.C. At this event, I was lucky enough to meet one of the top interior designers in Washington, Rachel Dougan. Rachel Dougan is the founder and principal designer of ViVi Interiors.

 Her firm is a full service interior design studio. Depending on the needs and scope of a clients project, they can help from start to finish, or anywhere in between. Rachel offers three services, color consultation, fluff and buff, and the kit and caboodle. She takes the art of color and turns it into a science with her color consultation, while her other services offer partial remodel and full design. She strives for a room to bring out the personality and lifestyle of each individual client she serves. Rachel personally describes her mission as:

“Bringing out the beauty, vitality and vibrance of each individual’s​ home–this is what I love to do.​ This is what ViVi is about.​”

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Rachel Dougan uses a full range of interior design techniques that has created a multitude of stunning views. We decided to highlight a few examples of her work that are similar to some Casart coverings designs.

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As you probably know, Casart coverings newest line is The Cloud Collection. This line features three types of clouds, with one as a ceiling covering. Rachel Dougan’s work on this waterfront bedroom mirrors our use of clouds in design.

Casart coverings Clouds temporary wallpaper on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Our next example comes from ViVi Interiors same project on the Waterfront house, in a similar color scheme but completely different design. This design features a string of elegant flower wallpaper, which gives the bathroom a beautiful and natural look.

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Dougan’s decoration reminds us of our Flower Power line, in 16 different colorways, almost every color imaginable. With all of these options, consumers can use The Flower Power design to fit any of their interior decoration needs.



I had a lovely time talking to Rachel Dougan over this past weekend. She is an extremely nice and charismatic woman with great interior design skills. I really enjoy the work she has done so far, and am looking forward to what she comes up with next!

— Miller

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