5 Things to Love About Area Rugs in Columbia

5 Things to Love About Area Rugs

We’ve said there is a lot to love about an expanse of warm, soft wall-to-wall carpeting, and that’s still true. However, for rooms of the house where hardwood, tile, or laminate are the preferred flooring, consider the benefits an area rug can bring. Design Area rugs are a simple way to enhance any room. They…
Parquet hardwood flooring, Columbia SC

Chevron and Herringbone: Parquet Hardwood Flooring

Parquet flooring is staging a comeback in Columbia. It’s the kind of comeback that Louis XIV would admire, having replaced the marble floors at Versailles with parquet hardwood in the early 17th century. The most famous example of parquet flooring is in Versailles’ “Hall of Mirrors.” Louis XIV, however, wasn't the only admirer of parquet flooring. After…
11 Magnolia Lane

Interview with 11 Magnolia Lane

 At Floor Coverings International Columbia East, we love to bring you creative insight and perspectives from some of the most influential design bloggers on the web. Our latest interview features Christy of Southern Pines, NC, who coauthors the popular design website 11 Magnolia Lane. You can follow Christy on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. 11…
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Take Inspiration from the Tiny House Movement

The tiny house movement is a social movement defined by individuals choosing to live with less. Those who choose to live in a tiny house, usually a space between 100-400 square feet, do so for a variety of reasons. Common among all tiny house owners is a desire to downsize. Living in a tiny house…
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Don’t Fear Adding Color to Your Interior Design

Nothing is quite as striking as an interior that uses color well. Whether it’s blue walls in a kitchen or colorful tiles in a bathroom, the addition of color in a home is unusual and bold. Nevertheless, adding bright color to a space can be intimidating. If not executed properly colors can be over stimulating…
In My Own Style

Interview with South Carolina’s In My Own Style

At Floor Coverings International Columbia East, we love to bring you creative insight and perspectives from successful bloggers and designers. Our latest interview features South Carolina resident Diane Henkler of In My Own Style. You can follow Diane on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, StumbleUpon, and MadMimi. Please tell us a little about yourself. My name is Diane Henkler. I am…