Carpet Maven

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Co-owner of the Carpet Maven, Sherri Schwartz, a certified interior decorator, gives helpful tips and advice for making your home and office shine in Decorating Sense.

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How to measure for carpeting

Posted on October 6, 2018 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Decorating Sense....It has been brought to my attention that some people do not know how to figure out the amount of carpeting they would need for their room(s).  It is a little tricky to figure out exactly how much carpet that you would need.

Most carpets come 12 foot in width.  There are exceptions.  Some carpets, not as many as the 12 foot carpets come in 15 foot widths.  They are specially marked on the carpets if they do come in 15 foot widths.  There are e...

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Milliken Area Rugs

Posted on September 27, 2018 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

     Decorating Sense.....It's fall and the temperatures are starting to drop.  Were you starting to think about an area rug to keep your home and/or office warm and cozy? 

     Look no further.  I have a few suggestions for you.  You can look at the beautiful new prints, patterns, styles, and colors in the Milliken line.  We can custom make a beautiful area rug for the area you were thinking about.  Just decide on w...

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The Lifetime Pet Urine Resistance Warranty

Posted on September 20, 2018 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Decorating Sense...As a Decorator I get to know my customers and their families pretty well.  I know what they like and dislike.  I get to know how many children, pets, and traffic they may have at their home. 

I have great news for the families and people with pets in their homes.  Many people worry about getting carpeting with pets, because of accidents.  We have carpeting that has a Lifetime Pet Urine Resistance warranty.  Yes, it really does. ...

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Information about the Carpet Maven (s)

Posted on May 14, 2018 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (2)

     Leon and Sherri Schwartz opened their doors on Main Street in Woodbridge 29 years ago.  They are called the Carpet Maven, because they were a carpet store when they first started out.  They grew from carpeting to flooring and onto window treatments.  They are a hands on Mom and Pop store who take their business very seriously, and want to make every customer happy.  Leon has been in the flooring business since he graduated from School.  S...

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How to clean a cellular shade

Posted on March 15, 2018 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Decorating Sense....A little help in how to clean your cellular shade.  If your vacuum has an extension wand, you may find this very helpful.  If your vacuum comes with the soft dusting brush, I would recommend using it.  Attach it to the wand, and go from side to side on the lowest setting on your vacuum (if your vacuum comes with settings).  Don't forget to vacuum any dust that may be on top of the head rail.

Just another helpful hint.


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Window Treatments for Sliding Glass Doors - Part 4

Posted on March 15, 2018 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Decorating Sense...Do you need an idea for that sliding glass door?  Why not verticals.  The vinyl S shape has a curve which makes it look more like a drapery on your door.  They are easy to clean.  You can wipe them down with a damp sponge or use a dry dust cloth.  They come in a numerous colors and patterns.  I like the S verticals, because they are beautiful, but also give you the privacy or sunlight that you may want.  I have also installed the...

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Another Window Option - part 3

Posted on February 10, 2018 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Decorating Sense....When you want to highlight your room, but not necessarily your window treatments, why not use aluminum mini blinds.  They will give you the privacy that you want, but they will not take away from the decor of your room. 

Aluminum blinds come in many colors, and are easy to clean.  We suggested aluminium mini blinds for a big bow window and a garden window in a customer's kitchen.  The owner wanted privacy, but did not want to take away from their...

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Window Treatments - Part Two

Posted on February 1, 2018 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Decorating Sense...Another idea for decorating your windows are either beautiful wood or faux wood blinds.  I suggest a coordinating matching valance which looks beautiful.  They come in different wood tones and different shades of white.  They can enhance any theme of the room, and are easy to clean and maintain. You can use the wood or faux wood blinds alone to have the focus on the window treatment itself. 

I helped to decorate a room using a ...

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The New Window Treatments - part one

Posted on January 15, 2018 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Decorating Sense....We are all so busy juggling our jobs, families, and our homes that we sometime do not have enough hours in a day.  Why not look for easier ways to decorate your home with beautiful window treatments.

I always want my home to look warm and inviting.  I decided to decorate my windows with window treatments.  I wanted to make my life a little easier, and it is easier to maintain the window treatments.  There are so many styles, textures, an...

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It's Getting Cold Outside

Posted on November 14, 2017 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Decorating Sense:  Now that the weather is starting to get colder, you are probably starting to think about some carpet for those cold floors.  There are so many styles and colors to select from.  For some people it is easy, and for others it is not such an easy decision to make when thinking about new carpeting. 

If you need some decorating help, I would suggest bringing in a pillow from your sofa, a pillow case from your bedding, a paint swatch, or even photos to ...

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Color Options - by Decorating Sense

Posted on August 16, 2017 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (1)

I am always asked my decorating sense when it comes to flooring colors.  The "in" colors are still the neutral tones and shades.  Your first step should be to select your theme of the room.  The neutral tones are safe choices.  They go with anything, and you can change the look of the room at any given time with accents of colors.  If you want, you can always put splashes of color or objects throughout the room to coordinate with your theme. 

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The Holidays

Posted on November 12, 2016 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)
Decorating Sense....I love to decorate and I love to change my decor with the seasons. Everyone loves this time of the year. It is getting colder outside and the leaves are falling. Family and friends start to gather. People start to decorate their homes and offices for the upcoming holidays. It is such a festive time of the year. I have an idea...if you want to add a little change to your home and/or office and want to give it a splash of color, why not make an area rug. You can choose... Read Full Post »

Neutrals are the "It" Color

Posted on October 17, 2016 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

DECORATING SENSE....Have you noticed that the neutrals are the  "IT" color now?  The tones are the in the beige, gray, and greige families.  You can get creative by adding color accents to create the theme you are looking for in any room or office by starting with choosing a neural color palette for your carpeting.  The problem that I often hear from people is that they are concerned with stains on these neutral light color carpets.

I have this to say to...

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Posted on September 19, 2016 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Decorating Sense....I love to decorate, and sometimes we forget about our office.  We want it to reflect who we are.  We can keep it professional looking, but add a little style and color to this room to give it a unique look.  It is a room that you spend a good amount of time in.  Why not make it a room that you really want to spend time in.

I would suggest a nice commercial carpet for your office.  You can pick a simple color or we can do a bold or s...

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Have you noticed?

Posted on July 1, 2016 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Have you noticed the flooring at commercial establishments lately?  I have!  Maybe it is because I am an interior decorator that I notice the flooring.  However, I am seeing more and more vinyl floors lately. They are LVP (luxury vinyl planks) or LVT (luxury vinyl tiles).

I have seen vinyl flooring in stores, hotel elevators, restaurants, hospitals, and many other places.  Are you wondering why?  Commercial establishment floors get a ton of traffi...

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Making it custom

Posted on June 9, 2016 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Decorating Sense...I love to decorate!  As a decorator, I enjoy making beautiful custom area rugs with matching or coordinating stair runners and mats to match.  It gives a home its own individual look that the customer wants.

We can custom make an area rug for you and your home.  We will help you choose the patter, the style, the the color, the texture, and make it for you.  One of the benefits to making a custom area rug is that you can make it wh...

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