When a room needs a subtle punch of personality but not too much color and is screaming for something soft, natural and earthy but nothing too bold, you might look in the direction of a classic floor covering trend popular again: natural rug materials with geometric patterns in neutral tones — a look that works with many different home styles. Here are eight current favorites we're loving.
We fill our rooms with furniture, throw pillows, blankets, books, art, light fixtures, hardware, and miscellaneous decorative objects. That's a whole lot of look, but the perfect rug can bring it all together...
I recently read an article in USA Today about the resurgence of the US textile industry, which is encouraging news in a culture of seemingly outsourced everything. Both small- and large-scale textile companies are turning out stylish, high-quality, competitively priced goods, offering consumers viable means to support US manufacturing. Check it out. And cue the Bruce Springsteen...
Today's living room design isn't screaming "look at me! look at me!" Instead, it's quietly handsome, in a Paul Newman kind of way, and will stand the test of time. It's classic neutral and navy, with minimal hints of metallic (because even Paul Newman wasn't a nun). Click to see the cost, along with today's more budget-friendly version...
Have you wanted to incorporate a round rug in your home, but haven't quite been sure how to do it successfully? Using round rugs in a room isn't exactly rocket science, but there can be a lot of questions when you decide to rock the circular shape. Just like any rug, considerations of how much of the floor space it should take up, just where it should be centered and what sort of room can pull it off sometimes confuse even the most veteran of designers.
Maybe it was all those years of having to wear a school uniform, but I was off plaid for a long time. After years spent avoiding anything remotely tartan, I've started noticing fresh new interpretations that range from bold and dramatic to soft and pretty.
If your home is a labor of love, and you're currently slogging through a DIY renovation project yourself, take heart. Others have come before you, and their work all turned out just fine. Check out these eight great projects from our house tours, along with what each homeowner had to say about the process and final results.
Justine and Angus, a fashion professional and chef, respectively, live in a 120-year-old house in Toronto. With the help of a designer friend, and some of Angus' own elbow grease, they created a fresh and stylish space for themselves and their son, Oscar. Here are three projects that help you get the look of their dining room and bring it to your own home.
The last thing you want to think about when shopping for a rug is shopping for two, but trust me, layering is your friend on the floor. You can solve so many design dilemmas with a simple second layer. Need proof? Watch me convince you four times.
Look at this! It's an idea so clever I'm sure you wish you had thought of it yourself. Area rugs, especially large ones, can get awfully pricey, but if you're looking to cozify a big swath of floor on the cheap, all you need to do is stitch together some cheap round rugs.