Rugs are one of my most favorite ways to add color (and pattern!) to a room. They can be expensive, but when they work, they WORK. Here are some beautiful examples from this year's Room for Color contestants, and the stories behind their finds.
Clockwise from Top Left:
1. International: Kim's "Morocco Memories" Room
Kim and her family brought back a series of colorful carpets (both Moroccan and Persian) from a summer trip to Essaouria, Morocco.
2. Warm: Jennifer's "Pink & Lime" Room
Jennifer found her Anthropologie
rug on eBay, after it sold out in the store.
Kelly used a traditional Ethan Allen rug when redecorating her husband's office in their home in Jacksonville, FL.
Kimberly scored her fuchsia and blue Suzani rug at a Bloomingdales tent sale when it was on "mega" sale.
(Images: as linked above)