sometimes all it takes is one room, one picture, to send me on a tailspin of design fantasies. One peak at page 120 of this months House Beautiful made me scream out loud “I NEED SHELVES ABOVE THE DAY BED IN MY OFFICE!!”
I have really been all over the place with rug ideas for the new home. I’ve flirted with the idea of a black and white geometric, a Persian, an Uzbek, an Afghan, a flat weave, a high pile, or an animal skin. I love them all but I just can’t commit. Yep, if my metaphorical rugs were lovers, I’d be a huge slut.
This week I’ve gone back to stalking colorful ethnic rugs on Ebay. Mostly vintage Persians. I really love ’em because they are cheap and gorgeous.
I’m favoring the idea of one of these pretties in my dining area. Pairing an ornate, colorful rug with more modern table and chairs just makes me giddy. In a living room, it could quickly turn too traditional. I’d really have to watch my use of color with all the accessories. But in the dining room, It can do its thang, and read eclectic, bohemian, modern. Just the way I lubs it.
Loved the rare colors here- orange, purple and green!
This 5×9 is presently bidding at $41, with free shipping. Amazing!
Most of these rugs are 5×8 or 5×9, which is a little small for under a full-sized dining table. You don’t want your chairs half way off the rug onto the wood floor. My genius idea is to layer with Jute Boucle Rug from West Elm. Which is also a steal- $199 for an 8×10.
Let’s talk about the BRNO chair, shall we?
So despite everyone’s best advice- be patient, tackle one project at a time- I’m jumping around again and I’m back to thinking about my settee. During my lengthy search for a cute armless loveseat, what I failed to mention is that I actually already have a loveseat.
I really adore this Studio Sofa by Nate Berkus for Home Shopping Network! The green is the perfect olive hue I’ve been lusting after. The velvet fabric adds a touch of richness, while the curved front feet make it a sophisticated little beauty.