Basic guidelines apply when placing furniture on rugs Selecting an area rug for a room with a sofa or sectional is not as straightforward as finding the right size rug for under a dining room table or bed. There are more variables involved in deciding on the carpet size that works best for your seating [...]
How I created a random looking, 14-piece group for my daughter’s new living room. Our youngest daughter (DD2) bought a house over a year ago. Built in the mid-90′s, it hasn’t been updated. Needless to say, there has been a lot to do to bring it up-to-date while filling the wants and needs of a [...]
The right colors and accessories bring out the best in a rug Choosing a rug is a lot like selecting clothing. Years ago I went to a color specialist who draped me in various colors to determine which hue looked best with my complexion and hair color. It’s one of those demonstrations you have to [...]
Aged colors in antique Persian rugs are a calming influence There’s something special about lounging on a chaise. It’s “just-for-one” seating that practically commands you to cater in a few moments of self-indulgent relaxation. In the conservatory of this home, a wide expanse of windows and a sunny corner provide a welcoming location for a [...]
Lightweight and brightly colored rugs are a summer alternative to heavy Oriental carpets Take a look at beach house decor and you’ll likely find a variety of striped cotton rugs. Unfussy and cool on bare feet, they’re often the first rug of choice for cottages and seaside homes. This beach-theme Nantucket bedroom by designer John [...]
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