Opening a third Miami showroom, is a dream come true for the Gonzalez family. When Manuel Gonzalez opened The Carpet Boutique in 1979, he envisioned bringing to Miami quality flooring products with a commitment to personalized service that would help his clients reach their design goals, from the concept through to execution. After the sudden loss of their father to cancer in 2003, the Gonzalez siblings put their own careers on hold and took over the operation of the business alongside their mother, Clara. They now run stores in Coral Gables, Midtown Miami, and soon, Aventura.
“Opening a third store is a dream come true,” stated Clara Gonzalez. “We are thankful for the many years that our clients have supported us and hope the Aventura location will help serve them better. And, to affiliate ourselves with the importance of philanthropic design supports our mission to give back to the community. We hope that we can help Mark encourage more South Florida designers to participate.”
“Coastal Dreams” — where West Coast style meets East Coast living — is the theme for the Grand Opening to be held at 6pm on Thursday, May 22, 2014. Emmy® Award-Winning, celebrity designer Mark Brunetz from Style Network’s Clean House hosts this event. Brunetz will share his experience with the International Design Guild’s Design for a Difference contest that awards the winning designer $25,000 in goods and services from IDG and collaborates with them to revitalize their nominated charity’s space.
“Design for a Difference is more than a name; it’s a mission to unite a community of designers and leverage their ability to change lives, one space at a time. And when it’s a space at a charity, it becomes the gift that keeps on giving, ” said Mark Brunetz. “It’s so important to give back, and this contest makes it so much easier for philanthropic designers to do so.”
Designers, architects, and design students who would like to enter the Design for a Difference contest and nominate a favorite charitable organization, can visit www.idgcontest.com for more information. The deadline is June 1, 2014 and the winners will be announced on August 1, 2014.
The event is FREE and open to the community, but an RSVP is required to firstname.lastname@example.org, (305) 944-1015. The Carpet Boutique, 2250 NE 163 St., Miami, FL, 33160. More information about the event and contest can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1425574637702532/ or www.thecarpetboutique.com
About the Carpet Boutique:
Established in 1979, The Carpet Boutique is South Florida’s source for designers and consumers looking for quality, sophisticated flooring — exclusive carpet, hardwood, sisal, and area rugs. The Design Team offers personalized service guiding the Client through every step from choosing and creating the ideal design solution through to installation. The Carpet Boutique has showrooms in Midtown Miami and Coral Gables, and will open the third store in Aventura on May 22, 2014.
The Carpet Boutique is headed by Clara Gonzalez. Her three children: Clara, Adriana, and Manny who have grown up knowing the business, now handle all aspects of its operation. Their business is a member of the International Design Guild and the Home Trust, and won the Hispanic Heritage Award for being a successful, Hispanic family operated business.
About IDG Designer Program:
The International Design Guild is the only luxury flooring alliance in the country. Our showrooms have carefully curated partnerships with some of the most talented and visionary designers around the globe. At IDG, we support these valued relationships through our Designer Program that engages and promotes the work of our designer members. For more information please visit www.idgdesigner.com.
About Mark Brunetz:
Emmy® Award winning designer and author Mark Brunetz‘s influence within the design industry is far-reaching with his work in makeover television seen in more than 30 countries. At the creative helm of Mark Brunetz Designs in Los Angeles, Mark’s extraordinary attention to detail and commitment to quality have awarded him high-profile clients throughout the U.S.
A strong advocate of pro bono work, Mark has been instrumental in launching several non-profit initiatives from South Los Angeles to South Africa providing the transformative power of design to people from all walks of life.
Mark currently serves as the Spokesperson for Design for a Difference; the first-ever design competition to award goods and resources to makeover local charities in the U.S. and Canada.