Foyer Rug Before and After

alabama stone cottage foyer rug beforeReplacing a small and tired Oriental with a fresh carpet.

I had “buy a new foyer rug” on my To Do list since moving into our new old home four years ago.  The purchase has always been pushed aside by something I considered more important. Boy, was I wrong! The front entrance to our home is used by most of our guests, and you know what they say about first impressions. The “before” rug was used in our previous home for 15 years. Not only was it a bit tired but it was also too small for the new foyer. One of my decorating mottos is “recycle, reuse, reinvent.”  So that 4×6-footer is now residing on the master bedroom closet floor, where it will be enjoyed for the next 15 years.

Soumak flat weave rug detailsTop: Kalaty S-114 (dining room),  Middle: Loloi LT-02 (guest room), Bottom:  Tibet Kazak Design 11 (breakfast room).  Right: (great room)  Unknown – Eighteenth Street Orientals

I fell in love with Soumak rugs after purchasing  blue beauty for our great room. Next, the dining room rug was replaced.  Our home is open concept so it was important to me to keep the same feel throughout the main living areas. Yes, it’s that vicious cycle everyone talks about.

Alabama stone cottage foyer rug after The dining room rug is by Kalaty, so I searched online to find a compatible foyer rug. To my delight, they make a 4×8 wide Soumak runner  – the perfect size for our foyer.

Soumak flat weave rug detail

I think the new rug is a welcoming change. Even our little Coco agrees.

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