The owners of Brooklyn shop Collyer's Mansion, Mauri Weakley and Ben Heemskerk, love nothing more than scouring flea markets and little known shops for unique finds for their home. Their collection of goods began to grow so much that they decided to open a shop. And thus, Collyer's Mansion was born.
Got your interior designer hat on? Because it's time for another round of Fill in the Design __________!
What rug would YOU choose for this bedroom? Would you add a punch of color? Keep in low key and muted? Just for fun we photoshopped out what the designer actually chose, so you can pick your favorite floor covering, and vote for your selection after the jump.
This mini-trend of bright, textured rugs, poufs and accessories for children fits in nicely with the larger movement towards handmade goods with a modern twist. It also has the added benefit of being really visual and fun.
I love this Scandinavian living room from Anna-Malin's blog over at Skona Hem. It has a great blend of hard and soft surfaces, lovely contrast between stark black and white, and lots of natural materials. Renters can easily recreate this room with plain white walls, and using a mixture of high- and low-priced items. Let's give it a whirl:
When my two year old developed an obsession with cars, trucks, buses, tractors (all things wheeled), I searched and searched for a "road rug" for him to drive on; you know, the rugs designed with ribbons of black with white dashes winding all around, sometimes with scenes of farms or cities printed on them. After a long search, I was relieved to save some money by finding we already had a really cool rug road right under our noses:
Kids are renters too! When faced with boring white boxes, parents resourcefully find colorful coverings for the floor. The results are anything but dull. Here are some beautifully simple rooms for children, along with some of my favorite affordable patterned rugs.
One of the things yet to be crossed off my January Cure to-do list is finding a runner for a plain hallway. While I still haven't pinned down the perfect combination of size, pattern, and color for my space, I've seen many runner rugs I like on their own.
I think you know the drill by now: I give you one look and two drastically different budgets. Today's room is for the well-traveled, with a mix of cultures, super saturated colors, lots of texture and carved wood. The price, and its less expensive counterpoint, is next: