Friday, September 24, 2010

Kelly Molak on why investing in floor coverings is money well spent

Kelly Molak is the owner of Element Supply, an environmentally friendly building materials showroom and distributor in Austin Texas, and has more than 12 years experience developing multi-million dollar residential and commercial building projects. Here are some of Kelly's design tips and advice.

What are the some of the first decorating mistakes you see when you walk into a home?

Pictures hung too high, scattered décor.

What decorating techniques/ideas/suggestions would you recommend to a homeowner looking rev up the look of a room or house without spending a fortune?

Group existing décor pieces to create focal points. Paint! It’s amazing what a little paint can do, choose a focal point wall & go for it!

Friday, September 10, 2010

ecoFiber Custom Rugs in this month's EcoLuxe Magazine

Perhaps the thing most striking about new trends in eco-friendly products and greener ways of thinking is it is often a lot less about innovation than it is about returning to the ways of the past.

Ideas like eating local food products, avoiding disposable plastics, and in the case of our custom rugs, making beautiful, natural woven rugs in a centuries old tradition, are all prime examples of returning to the past for a better future.

Our rugs from Nepal are made using the same fibers and materials that have been used by weavers for centuries and our dyes are made from natural materials which have been gathered and used long before chemical dyes ever appeared. (In Nepal and Tibet, most of the natural dyes are collected in the wild from sources such as oak tree galls, larkspur, woad, indigo, madder, and cochineal. If you’re curious, read more about why vegetable dyed rugs are better).