Archives for February 2017

Rugs – Comfort or Wow

Many of my clients of late have been finishing off their rooms and adding area rugs. Before you rush out to buy a rug, think about the following questions:

 

Are you trying to protect your floor, muffle sound, or add comfort to your feet? Do you need a rug to stand up to children and heavy traffic, or is this rug mostly for show?  Have you thought about adding a rug to your outdoor spaces, such as a porch or patio?

 

Do you need a specific style of rug based on the room décor? Geometric, paisley, solid, floral are just a few of the thousands of designs available.

 

What size would work best? Do you want to highlight a sitting area, or do you want to cover much of the wood in the room?  And yes, your furniture can be placed partially on the rug.

 

What color palette are you working with? Are you looking to create a focal point?

 

Finally, what is your budget? There is a wide range in quality and price from flat weaves, machine made, hand loomed, hand tufted up to hand knotted.  This sometimes goes hand in hand with the room location of the rug.

 

There are so many factors to consider when choosing a rug. We can help you decide what’s best for your room.

Here are a few new designs from Jaipur, one of our suppliers.

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Blue, Blue, My World is Blue

Who remembers this famous song back from the 1960’s? Oh well, now I am dating myself.

 

That is what came to my mind color-wise when I was at the gift and home furnishings show yesterday at the Javits Center in NY. Blue is the color of the moment.

 

I was taken by the glamorous vignettes displayed by Bungalow 5, Worlds Away, and Jonathan Adler and wanted to share some of their beautiful furnishings.  Which piece do you like best for your home?

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