Mario & food bowl


Don’t you just love it when LIFE connects in the most unusual CIRCUMSTANCES? This exact thing happened for me on my recent, fabulous experience with #BlogTourVegas at the Kitchen and Bath International Show.

LIFE: One very active family with three grade-school-aged girls, and a very large, adorable dog named Mario.
CIRCUMSTANCE: Connecting with one of our #BlogTourVegas sponsors,  Karastan Carpeting.


Beautiful yet durable


My daughter recently researched replacement carpeting options for the lower level in their home. She knew that purchasing 127 yards of carpet would be a costly purchase, but being a smart woman, who has learned that we get what we pay for, she wasn’t only worried about price. She wanted long-term value in look, feel, and most definitely, durable maintenance for her super busy family. She selected  Karastan for these reasons and the results are fantastic!

The pattern is gorgeous and forgiving, with multi-shading. It also feels really soft, and has the SmartStrand silk to ease her mind during slumber parties and game and movie nights; it also prevents against wear and tear with Mario’s antics.

Being a #BoomerSmarts designer, I am always on the search for products that actually do work for all ages. Most of us have those of all ages living everyday in our worlds, even if they are the furry kind!

At the New American Home, all of the #BlogTourVegas designers were so impressed with the carpet demonstration. It actually showed the difference between the  Karastan carpet sample and another brand, after being dunked in two separate glasses of red wine.

I couldn't believe how amazingly the Mohawk Karistan protected against stains!

I couldn’t believe how amazingly the  Karastan carpeting protected against stains! Photo: Chasen West Photography

You know how seeing is believing? Well, now I am a believer in this remarkable new stain-protection called SmartStrand. The  Karastan sample passed the red wine test with flying colors. See for yourself.

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You can see  Karastan and much more by checking out and seeing the virtual New American Home here.

With new products and design concepts always evolving, I am so very fortunate to be in this intriguing and exciting world of interior design. Come along with my on my social sites (listed below) for updates not only on #BoomerSmarts products, but products perfect for all ages and stages. You are going to like what you see and learn, with new ideas for saving you money and time.

Mario on his favorite Mohawk Karistan carpet!

Mario on his favorite  Karastan carpet!


Mitzi Beach, ASID, NCIDQ, CAPS
Mitzi Beach Interiors, LLC
Wichita, KS

Founder, “The #BoomerSmarts Blog”
Author, “Boomer Smarts, Boomer Power”

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