Here’s my foyer rug before and after — a new area rug and the tired Oriental it replaced.
Even before my actual foyer rug before and after saga, I had “buy a new foyer rug” on my To Do list since moving into our 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.
I fell in love with Soumak rugs after purchasing the beauty with the blue field and cream border for our great room. So all my rugs come from the same “family” with variations on the field and border colors. Next, I replaced the dining room rug, with the Kaltay S-114 [top, far left] which has a cream field and a deep red border. Our guest room rug, the Loloi LT02, [center, far left] is another variation and the most monochromatic with a light yellow field color and cream border along with touches of taupe. In contrast, the breakfast room rug [bottom, far left] has the most contrast with a toast-color field and white border. 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.
Since the dining room rug is by Kalaty, I searched online to find a compatible foyer rug. To my delight, they make a 4×8 wide Soumak runner. That was the perfect size for our foyer and easily accommodated the half-moon foyer table.
I think the new rug is a welcoming change. Even our little Coco agrees.
(Source: Eighteenth Street Orientals)
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