You probably wouldn’t know it from the way I’ve been ferociously snatching up and using colorful tribal rugs (see here, here and here,) but I actually intend on going pretty neutral in my cottage living room. I plan to throw down a sisal rug and layer a cowhide rug over it. I already own both of these, so it makes my life easy-peasy. I love the layered look and it allows me to have color and pattern pop elsewhere in the room. Since the first floor is totally open, I hesitate to use heavy pattern in major ways. Trust me, there will be some, but I’m thinking I’ll go more sophisticated and classic on the first floor and then a little looser and bohemian on the second and third floors.These rooms are serving as inspiration for me. Though honestly, I think my space will look pretty different then all of them. I guess we will just have to wait and see!
Peter Dunham via House Beautiful