Good Questions: OK To Design a Room Around a Rug?

I'm looking for some feedback. I am planning to splurge on one item in designing / decorating our open concept kitchen / dining / living room. I think I've decided that my one purchase will be one of these two Angela Adams rugs (Canopy in Indigo on the left, Ocean in Seaglass on the right). Here are my questions: (1) Is it okay to start with a rug and design around it? (2) Does the ocean rug look slightly 80s to anyone? I walk by Angela Adams' store every day and I really love both rugs.

Thanks, Lindy

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We love to hear that someone has decided to invest in a piece of design that they truly loveā€”it is not a decision you're likely to regret. Every room's design has to start somewhere and we think either of these lovely Angela Adams rugs would be a wonderful point of inspiration.

So far as the 80's question regarding the Ocean rug, anyone else have this reaction?

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