Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Rug Redo

I pretty much worship Jamie Meares. She is the blogger behind the blog isuwannee and the owner and visionary behind Furbish Studio.  Her recent appearance in Lonny Mag got me thinking about using her tips to solve the problem of my rug that has been irking me. Not only have I tired of my uber colorful rug, but we are dealing in wall to wall carpeting here people, so I am trying to put a rug over industrial carpets. This means that my area rug is always buckling and sliding around. Meares suggests layering a soft, high pile rug on top of a sisal. The great thing about sisals is that they wear wonderfully, and they are heavy (i.e. no sliding or wrinkling). By the way, my rug also developed a mysterious black spot on it the other day. Emerging insanity.

So, I would start with one of these from Pottery Barn. (Or, try the Ikea version for an identical look at a better price.)

And then I would add some layers...

For color I might add:

Turkish Rug 1 / Greek Key / Turkish Rug 2

For texture I might add:

Eileen Fisher Rug / Petal Rug / Bello Shag Rug

For geometric interest I might add...

Canecroft / Houndstooth / Casablanca Dhurrie

And, my personal favorite, for animal magnetism, I would DIE to add this gold flecked hide...but I'd settle for a few little cuddlies. 

Amazeballs Animal Skin with GOLD / Sheepskin Rug (FYI: This one is small.)

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