Over here at Stylewhipped, we believe that "style" encompasses your whole life. It's not just about a great outfit or an eye-catching pair of shoes. It's about everything from your hair to your luggage to (so importantly) your house. Therefore, interiors -- and how you choose to decorate your home and work spaces -- are automatically a big part of personal style. And we get super excited when we are asked to invite our readers to a fabulous event like this one from FLOR, a company that brings you carpet design squares to create custom rugs, runners, or wall-to-wall designs of any shape and size...that are also eco-friendly!
Tomorrow night, Tuesday April 21st, at their Soho, NYC store, FLOR is hosting an incredibly fun, interactive event that you must attend if you have even a shred of creative genius that is waiting to be showcased. On hand there will be over 400 sample-sized carpet tiles for customers to use to create and assemble a small-scale version of a FLOR rug OF THEIR OWN DESIGN to be entered into a national competition!
FLOR is hosting similar events at their stores across the country, and each store will have a finalist who will win an 8 x 10 version of their rug design (with a retail value of $900!). Qualifying finalist rugs will be posted on www.FLOR.com where visitors can log on and vote for their favorite design. Then the designer with the most votes will get to name their rug and see it in a future FLOR line. In addition, 50% of the net proceeds from the sale of the rug will go to a charity of the winner’s choice (in collaboration with FLOR). This is really an amazing opportunity to attend a cool event, let your inner designer out, and possibly see your design hit stores!
To make this event even better, the winning rug design will be chosen by both FLOR store managers and award-winning designer Robin Wilson, who will be on-hand to meet the evening's attendees, offer tips on eco-friendly home design, and sign copies of her just-released book, Clean Design: Wellness For Your Lifestyle!
I will be at the event (um, clearly I cannot WAIT to get my hands on those design options...), and would love to see some of Stylewhipped's readers there. I will also be tweeting about it, so make sure you are following me on Twitter at @stylewhipped.
FLOR Soho: 142 Wooster Street, NYC, 5-8pm
We will be publishing post-event coverage here on Stylewhipped, so if you can't make it but would like to vote on the rug designs, there will be a recap of tomorrow night and links to vote. We will also be updating you on FLOR's other events across the country in case you are one of our non-NYC readers!
Can't wait to see you...and you never know, maybe one of Stylewhipped's readers is secretly a prize-worthy product designer!