Elsy Studios is always looking for inspiration outside the office, and when an opportunity arose to visit Milliken Floor Coverings, designers Carmen Schechinger, Jennifer Schmidt and Sam Ward couldn’t pass up the opportunity! Their cross-country trip began with a pit stop in downtown Atlanta for some delicious Southern cuisine before touring two carpet mills in La Grange, Georgia, to get a glimpse into how some of Milliken’s innovative floor coverings are manufactured.

Milliken Floor Coverings Campus VisitNext on the agenda was a road trip to Spartanburg, South Carolina, to visit Milliken’s corporate campus located on an expansive 600-acre arboretum. Upon arrival, our designers were treated with a private dinner and overnight stay at the Milliken Guest House located on campus. The team had a great time exploring the arboretum grounds and absolutely loved the accommodations.

Elsy Studios Milliken Innovation Lab TourTheir final day on campus was spent exploring the Innovation Lab, learning all about the inspiration behind Milliken products (they’re more than just a carpet manufacturer!). Two flooring specialists showed off new products specifically designed for entry-ways and dealing with moisture in existing concrete solutions. The tour ended with a sneak peek at new and upcoming carpet patterns with a Milliken designer.

It was a whirlwind three days full of inspiration, education and Southern hospitality that the team is excited to bring back to their work at Elsy!

Thank you Shannon Wilson and the entire Milliken team for a great experience!

Elsy Visits Milliken in Georgia