In the same room, different rugs change the overall mood and the style as well.
Some time back I saved this picture to use for a post on Heriz rugs. Imagine my surprise when I went back to the original source, the website of designer Amanda Nisbet, and found the same room but different rugs. Yet the reason for the switch out was fairly clear. The owner of the room had started with a traditional and beautiful Oriental rug which added a good deal of color and pattern to the floor. In order to give the room an update, the designer chose to change the carpet but little else.
Everything in the room is basically the same — draperies, lighting, art, even most of the pillows, albeit arranged a bit differently on the sofas. This second image reveals a custom sized Berber style carpet in place of the Heriz. It mimics the look of sisal, replete with bound fabric edges. To my eye, using the neutral sisal rug alone projects an uncluttered, light, summery style whereas the room with the Heriz with its deep shades of red looks warm and inviting on a cold, light the fire and get cozy kind of day. But the lighter color on the floor makes the room look larger and ties in with the fireplace. The darker hues of the Heriz created a stronger background for the furniture grouping.
(Source: Amanda Nisbet Design)
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