I have 3 types of rugs that I always recommend for clients in an entry - and use in my own home. 1. Antique kilim - this rug (shown above in my entry) has really stood the test of time. I've had it for the last ...Read More
I love the picture above that shows how fabulous old, worn textiles – like rugs can work layered with new rugs. I sometimes layer old rugs with a sisal underneath. I'm always searching for antique kilim rugs and here are a few more in my house. I'm now on the hunt for additional antique textiles to make into pillows, more on the results of that coming soon.
Over the last few years there has been a trend towards rugs in kitchens. I like the look, it can add colour and pattern to the space. Of course it can also make it more comfortable for standing. I remember seeing a picture of this kitchen several years ago, and I think it was one of the first that jumped out with the rug – and was at the beginning of the trend towards dark lower cabinets.
Here are a few other recent kitchens showing the rug trend. Even in very different styles of kitchens.
And a shot of my own kitchen with the rug. In my experience the kitchen rug with colour and pattern shows almost no dirt or spills. I think it adds a lot of warmth and personality.
Kitchen images: 1. Deb Nelson Design 2. Lonny magazine 3-6. Domino magazine 7. Deb Nelson Design
I definitely have a thing for stripes. I love a stripe on just about anything from tea towels to bedding to rugs! I've had the striped rug in my third floor seating area (shown above) for awhile now. With the simple, classic look, it adds a neutral pattern; just enough...but not too much.
Here are 3 striped rugs Iʼm loving right now!
1. Serena & Lily Serape wool dhurrie in colour juice! Wow, combining my current pink obsession with a stripe. I love this rug!
2. Oxford rug in colour Awning by Domino. A classic blue stripe, really you canʼt go wrong. This would be adorable in a boys bedroom.
3. Finesse Stripe Outdoor rug in colour Capri by Capel. This is such a great looking outdoor rug that works well outside or in a high traffic entry or mud room. Itʼs a durable outdoor rug made of 100% olefin.
(Psst... We sell this rug in a variety of sizes [and a couple of other colours]. Email us for a price.)
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One project I'm working on is a beautiful boat house right on the Atlantic Ocean. The space is part of a large dock and will be well used by boaters, swimmers and those looking for some breathtaking scenery while lounging. The views are incredible! I'm doing a slipcovered sofa in a blue outdoor fabric, this will help with the wear & tear, it can with stand the salt water and can be taken off at the end of the season to be cleaned.
On the floor we'll go with a gorgeous outdoor rug. Here are a couple of outdoor rugs I'm considering from Capel Rugs (we sell this line if you're interested – get in touch). Can't wait to see this one all come together!