Three Carpet Installation Snafus That Will Ruin Your Day

You and your client have carefully, painstakingly, patiently chosen colors and materials for a floor-to-ceiling renovation.

Today the carpet installers have arrived, the last of the endless stream of workers on this job. You could be sipping wine in your newly designed masterpiece of a room this very night!

But no!

Vintage Texturing

Hi/lo, erased technique, vintage...these are all names for processes that're becoming more popular in the production of hand-knotted rugs.

What is it? Basically, it departs from the basic flat-top of the rugs pile to create different heights in the pile.

It may be to make the rug look older. It may be incorporated into the design just to give it texture. It may offset elements in the design to give them prominence, make them pop.

Black and White

What is that makes black/white decor so appealing? Sophistication? Order? Simplicity?

Help for Nepal and the Hand-Knotted Rug Industry

I cannot express enough the concern that we at Addison/Dicus have had about the earthquake in Nepal. We have done business there for at least 20 years. I have visited there more times than I can count. Of course the Addison/Dicus staff and I have many friends in Nepal that we are concerned about and are doing what we can to help out.

When a Wood Floor Looks Like Wood

"Don't do the predictable!"

You hear that a lot with respect to interior design, but how often is it practiced?

Rugs and Paintings

As many of you know, the Tampa Addison/Dicus showroom sits in the middle of the Willow Design Center in a building that takes up pretty much an entire block.

Striving for Old Age

Designers and clients are seeking more than  simple niches, i.e. traditional, transitional and contemporary, in the looks they build into rooms.

Marsala with Rugs and Fabrics

Marsala is the name of the wine made near the town of Marsala in western Sicily. It has many distinguishing and enduring characteristics.

It's fortified. Distilled spirits, usually grape brandy, are added to the finished product. At first this practice assured that the wine could withstand long sea voyages without going bad. Now it's because people enjoy the taste and warmth of the extra alcohol content (in the neighborhood of 15-20 percent).

Similarly, PANTONE 18-1438 Marsala, color of the year, evokes a lot of responses.  

Eight Social Media Tactics to Get More Interior Design Clients

“We worked hard to produce interesting and attractive content on our blog. We promoted it by posting it on Facebook and sharing it on Twitter. Of course we have made modifications to this basic plan over the years, but that was the starting scheme and it worked pretty well.”

Oushak Before and After

When our neighbors at Market Place Interiors did a photo shoot using a beautiful Oushak from the Addison/Dicus showroom, we could