Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Art in your city

In my opinion it's important to support the arts in your space place. Don't you think? Culture is local. I think Shakespeare says it best "To be or not to be? That is the question." So, what did The Bard intend? To be or not to be, what? Involved! So, with your extra time off for the holidays stay in your town and catch some exhibits, music, dance, plays... yes! by all means play! And you may find your creative-self revived for the new year.

A few musts for my town:

Susan Crawley, curator of Folk Art at the High Museum presents a lecture on Henry Church find the 411.

I will definitely be checking out the Kiki Smith exhibit at the High, as well.

At Moca be sure to catch the Dec. 3 Gretchen Hupfel event. Here's a great article by Karen Tauches from Burn Away.

Gyun Hur's solo show opens on Dec. 6 at Hudgens Center for the Arts. Hur won the Hudgens prize for 2011.

Poem88 is one of my new favorite galleries in Atlanta. Located in the trendy West Side, Poem88 is a clean, beautiful space. This month Kristin Gorell shows Abstractions. These paintings are layered in drip and cloud like softness, floating experiences... check it out http://poem88.net/kristen_gorell_2011.html

As always there is the Swan Coach House Art Gallery that offers small pieces for the art collector on your list. http://www.swancoachhouse.com/art_gallery/current_exhibition/little_things_2011.aspx

I'll give an update of other arts events for the month of December next month! Until then, support you local art and culture. It's where great design begins.-sc

Monday, November 28, 2011

Striped Area Rugs!

I think I probably post on striped area rugs and carpet too often but here are a few handmade beauties that come in standard sizes at affordable prices. Very Somethings Got to Give.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Happy New-ness

How fun it is to open newly arrived sample and area rug packages. We just received new Nourison, Axminster samples and a few beautiful hand knotted area rugs  I love this new area rug. It's hand knotted with a super soft, high luster yarn and a wool felted loop pile yarn that forms the pattern. The color is peaceful, a light birch-y/ vanilla/ taupe.  It comes 4 x 6, 5 x 8 and 8 x 11. P.s. The price is very affordable.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Yes, We Are Still Here.

O.k. I admit I am not a tech savy person. I want my technology devices to work when I need them to work; I don't want to spend hours (that I don't have in the first place) to figure out how to make a machine work, go, etc. when I'm in a creative space and wanting to post or print or burn cd, etc. We were having a computer issues here at Moore Floor Coverings a bit ago and it really got me off track from posting on the blogs. I've recovered and am excited to get back involved in the blog-o-sphere.

Here are the new Fibreworks sisals that we expect to arrive at the shop over the next 6 weeks. Sisal is becoming more and more important in the design world as folks want to "green" their homes and live with natural products. These reflect the sophisticated styling of today's sisal... very different from the one or two sisal boucles offered ten years ago in the Atlanta market. Love this look!- SC

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

New Hand Knotted Area Rugs at Moore's


Mike and I are excited about Moore Floor Coverings growing area rug offerings. Here are a few new ones that are stocked in standard sizes. These rugs are hand knotted and made with wool and a high luster synthetic yarn. They are gorgeous and are selling quickly; so, what is in stock now is quickly being sold and we are awaiting new arrivals all the time.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Re-Introducing An American Classic

Twenty-five years ago (I can't believe it's been that long) Expressive Designs helped put wool carpet back on the map for beautiful wall-to-wall carpet for the home. Shaw Industries purchased a small mill in Dallas, Georgia, placed Steve Couch at its helm and started producing appropriately designed and priced wool carpet for the U.S. market. Designers said "YES!" While it took a while for the retailers to catch on, eventually Expressive Designs was the 'go to' wool product line. A classic in its design, mimicking a natural sisal but made softer,and stain resistant. I always feel this raw natural sisal or jute look is very 'London'. Of course now it very Southern, and I mean that in the best way.

Steve Couch embodied the creative essence of the original Expressive Designs; now with his company Infinity Fabrics, Steve offers a cutting edge woven floor covering made to go inside the home or out doors in the natural world. And now Mr. Couch re-issues, if you will, the brilliance of Expressive Designs. The perfect product: blended fibers of the best wool in the world and the strongest resilient fiber engineered by human hands with an updated very unique natural look. And with the pricing offered, everyone can have the most fashionable carpets in their home.

My favorite style is the one made from Yak wool from Nepal. These are durable and fashion forward... no other mill has managed to knock this look off yet ; )  Stop in or call so that we may come to you and show this smart new/ old line.

The Next Cool Thing, part deux

Well we had a fun time at this unique event. I had my doubts, for when something announces itself as "the next cool thing" I think that it's not. I was pleasantly surprised that my judgement was incorrect. Performances by The Atlanta Ballet and the Atlanta Opera soloist was inspiring, the food was delicious and the movie and t.v. sets were impressively well done and I was impressed with the talent our beautiful city has to offer. I thoroughly enjoyed myself.
Beautiful drawing by Karen Davis of K D Design for the
Down With Love set.

This picture cracks me up for it was as we were leaving the event. Unfortunately we did not have one made with one of the wonderful sets in the background. Duh...? Mike and I look cold because we were FREEZING... a very cold night but one full of warm memories.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Next Cool Thing

Mike, Scott and I are looking forward to The Next Cool Thing this weekend. Check out the exhibit for Down With Love for which we donated the carpet.

Originally the event was scheduled for last weekend but was postponed due to the snow.

Hope to see everyone there!

Barbara Novak's apartment in Down With Love

New Samples In The House Of Moore

Love these deco inspired patterns in hand tufted qualities all custom color, made-to-order area rugs and carpets. I especially love the last pattern. Here are a few colors to wet your palette... yummmmm. xo sloane

Thursday, January 6, 2011

HAPPY 2011

From all of us at Moore Floor Coverings HAPPY 2011. I feel that this will be a great year personally and for our cool shop. Hope to see you around these parts soon...

I made this fun little signage. The warm yellow and cobalt remind of a sunny day in Tuscany... some time... some where...