Get ready for holiday guests!

Get ready for holiday guests!

Expecting company for the holidays, or planning a special event? Let San Luis Traditions help you
re-do your space and create a cozy and comfortable environment for your guests.

We can help you refresh your home with new accessories or transform entire rooms!

Roman shades are a CUSTOM WINDOW TREATMENT!

Roman shades are a CUSTOM WINDOW TREATMENT!

CUSTOM WINDOW TREATMENTS! ROMAN SHADES.

Roman shades are a CUSTOM WINDOW TREATMENT which stack neatly at the top of the window. Full length draperies are dramatic and rich but where a streamlined modern look is needed and space is a premium, fabric shades may be the answer.
Not all fabric Roman shades are created equal. Relaxed shades need soft fabric and constructed shades need a stiff fabric. You have a choice of lining also so consider your needs if privacy is a concern. Motorization is an option also. Also, considered whether you want inside or outside mount. If you have beautiful moulding please let this architectural detail show. Feel free to call Allegra or Jennifer to discuss options for CUSTOM WINDOW TREATMENTS.

A refreshing and revitalizing COLOR OF THE YEAR!

A refreshing and revitalizing COLOR OF THE YEAR!

“A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings.

Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.

Greenery is nature’s neutral. The more submerged people are in modern life, the greater their innate craving to immerse themselves in the physical beauty and inherent unity of the natural world. This shift is reflected by the proliferation of all things expressive of Greenery in daily lives through urban planning, architecture, lifestyle and design choices globally. A constant on the periphery, Greenery is now being pulled to the forefront – it is an omnipresent hue around the world.

A life-affirming shade, Greenery is also emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality.

What is the PANTONE Color of the Year?

A symbolic color selection; a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.”

Decorating Small Spaces

Decorating Small Spaces

SPECTACULAR SMALL SPACES

  • From the California Bungalow to the Downtown Loft, homeowners and renters have continuously struggled to find furniture which fits into their petite square footage.
  • I rent a Master Suite in a remodeled California bungalow. I know, first hand, how hard it is to fit everything you own into a small space.
  • The furniture industry has finally started to scale down their designs. The demand for pieces which aren’t over-scaled has skyrocketed. Small accent pieces have gained popularity, adding to the eclectic vibe of peoples’ homes.
  • It is important, before you splurge on unnecessary items, to inventory how you use the room. Is this a room for eating? Do you entertain in this room? Do you do office work in it? Take naps? All of your daily activities within the room need to be outlined, so you can create a functional space that you love.
  • Make your SMALL SPACE spectacular with punches of color, texture and pattern. Create stations for all your activities. Remember to buy pieces which have storage. Surround yourself with the things you love and pieces which have function.
The Best of Houzz 2015

The Best of Houzz 2015

The people have spoken. Or in the case of the Best of Houzz awards, the people have clicked.
Thank you clients for putting us in the spotlight!

Cleaning Shag Rugs

Cleaning Shag Rugs

Shag Rugs:

  • Spray extraction, with the use of wool approved products, will help in solving the cleaning issue.
  • Shedding is a normal feature in a wool product and decreases over a period of time. Do not pull the yarn out as this may result in damage to the rug.
  • Canister vacuums without a beater bar are most effective in cleaning shag rugs.
  • Vacuums with beater bar and brushes, or those that are set too low may abrade the face of the rug.
Cleaning Synthetic Rugs

Cleaning Synthetic Rugs

Synthetic Fibers – Olefin / Polypropylene / Nylon:

  • With a dry cotton towel or white paper towel, blot out stain as much as possible.
  • Scrape off any food or debris with a dull instrument.
  • Mix a very small amount of dish soap with a cup of cold water.
  • Bloat area with dry towel.
  • Fantastic and 409 can be used to remove grease and stubborn stains.
Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility

  • Surya strives to positively impact the environment, society and the communities in which they operate. They promote responsible business practices at all levels of the supply chain. Every Surya product is made by individuals of legal employment age who are voluntarily employed, earn fair wages and work in a clean and safe environment. They treat their employees with fairness, dignity and respect and require that all contractors and vendors adhere to fair labor practices.
  • Surya has a strong history of contributing to the social and economic welfare of the communities they serve. Their founder, Surya Tiwari, started his career as a teacher in a small village in India and recognized early on the role of education as a catalyst for social mobility. They have built a culture of caring and giving back, and support various not-for-profit organizations that promote education and healthcare in rural India and other areas where Surya products are made including Project Mala, Akshaya Patra and East Meets West.
Cleaning Natural Fiber Area Rugs

Cleaning Natural Fiber Area Rugs

  • NATURAL FIBER AREA RUGS: JUTE/HEMP/COIR/SISAL
  • Natural fiber rugs have an inherent quality of having loose fibers and knots.
    Regularly vacuum the area rug on a low-power setting. Vacuum the rug from
    different angles.
  • If you see any loose threads on the face, they should be trimmed with a household scissors. Do not pull the threads on the face to avoid unraveling or damage to the rug.
  • Spills should be blotted with a clean, undyed cloth to absorb as much of the spill possible. Work from the outer edges of the spill towards the center. Gently blot. Do not saturate the AREA RUG.
  • If applying cleaning solvents, test on a small area first. For stubborn stains use a professional cleaning service that specializes in wool rugs. Do not dry clean. Steam cleaning chemicals may damage or fade the rug.
Area Rugs with the latest designs.

Area Rugs with the latest designs.

  • Natural area rugs inspired by Surya are now on SALE. Reflecting a wide spectrum of innovative constructions, material combinations, color palettes and styles, the latest designs are artfully displayed in San Luis Traditions’ showroom.
  • Among the new introductions are several Asian-inspired collections, including colorful, silk area rugs with Japanese-themed designs and a range of hand-hooked RUGS showcasing overscaled bamboo, lattice and floral motifs. Also new are indoor/outdoor area rugs featuring graceful koi and abstract designs that resemble Zen sand paintings.
  • Scandinavian-inspired designs with bright primary hues and simple geometric combinations will be featured alongside several rug collections in the Modern Craft trend, including designs in soft pastels with crochet trims for a feminine take on the trend and geometric designs woven with natural yarns and neon highlights. All are on SALE through the month of August.
Outdoor Rugs, Care and Cleaning

Outdoor Rugs, Care and Cleaning

INDOOR/OUTDOOR RUGS:

  • With a dry cotton towel or white paper towel, blot out stain on your RUG as much as possible.
  • Scrape off any food or debris with a dull instrument.
  • Mix a very small amount of dish soap with a cup of cold water.
  • With a clean sponge and soap mix, remove remainder of stain.
  • Allow area to dry.
  • For all-over cleaning, spray your indoor/outdoor area rug with a mixture of soap and water and rinse with a garden hose.
Botanical Area Rugs

Botanical Area Rugs

  • Summer is a great time to consider infusing some lively interior design elements into your home decor and porch or patio designs with a quick solution of an AREA RUG.
  • Since everything turns green and the most brilliantly colored flowers bloom during the spring and summer months, botanical themes are a fresh, colorful, easy decorating option. Botanical indoor or outdoor area rugs are available in our showroom. Most are quick ship and are on sale for the month of August.

Designer Area Rugs

  • Candice Olson is a Toronto-based interior designer and HGTV host of ‘Divine Design’ and ‘Candice Tells All’.
  • Olson has worked with hundreds of clients to master her own brand of contemporary rugs. The Candice Olson AREA RUG collection by Surya is an expression of Olson’s signature style combining timelessness with a contemporary edge. Her rug collections are available at San Luis Tradtions and are on sale through the month of August. <li?>http://youtu.be/5BfsVJSY3y8
Area Rugs. Care and Cleaning

Area Rugs. Care and Cleaning

  • GENERAL CARE AND CLEANING
    Your investment in your area rug, if you want it to last you must take care of it properly. I have listed some tips to help you take care of
    your product and make it last longer.
  • Vacuuming your area rug.
    The most damaging effect on area rugs is vacuuming. Extra care must be taken when vacuuming your rug.
    High powered vacuums will pull threads out of the back of tugs and cause sprouts.
    These include the bagless Dyson and Oreck. If a vacuum can pick up a bowling ball imagine what it can do to a rug.
    Solution: Use the handheld attachment to vacuum your AREA RUG.
  • Beater bar will pull fibers from the face of the rug or they can cause the face of your rug to fuzz
    Solution: Turn the beater bar off on your vacuum, or if it can not be turned off have it on the highest setting.
  • The serging on the edges of rugs are very sensitive. Running the vacuum over the edges will cause the serging to
    deteriorate and fibers will come loose around the edges.
    Solution: Carefully place your vacuum on the edge of the rug.
  • The fringes on the ends of rugs will be destroyed by all vacuums.
    Solutions: Use the handheld attachment to clean fringes.
  • Brooms and sweepers are a great, gentle way to clean your rug.
  • Canister vacuums without beater bars are the most effective.
Area Rugs with high style

Area Rugs with high style

  • High Style Area Rugs. Angelo Surmelis is the wildly popular host of the HGTV series ‘Rate My Space’. He has conducted more than 400 makeovers for the TLC, HGTV, Lifetime and Style cable channels. Angelo’s unique sense of  AREA RUG design combines trendy colors with simple, elegant styles, making his products stand out in the industry.

  • Do you know Surya Area Rugs?

    • Surya manufactures quality AREA RUGS. For over 35 years the name Surya has been synonymous with high quality, innovation and luxury.
    • Surya designers and weavers masterfully create some of the most versatile rugs to bring out the best in every room. Encompassing an expert understanding of the latest trends in fashion and interior design, each Surya area rug is a perfect combination of color, pattern and texture to accommodate the widest range of tastes.