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A Rug For Heather

Hi Christine-

I came across your blog and you mentioned if your readers had a question to email you.... so here I am :)

My wonderful husband has spent the last 4 weekends in a car with me driving all over North Carolina trying to find a rug for our new dining room. When it comes to rugs I panic and become very noncommittal.

I am going to reupholster my dining room chairs as soon as I find an area rug. Attached are pictures of the dining room table with chairs in our old house and pictures of the new space (I am changing the lighting fixtures and the pulls & knobs in the kitchen & paint color) but first I need a rug. I want the new space to be less formal - an understated comfortable elegance and super stylish - is there such a thing? I keep looking at hand knotted wool rugs, but they all look the same. I look at rugs that are more transitional, like
but don't know if that will go over well. I am open to any color, but want to be able to change the look of the room by changing curtains, pillows and accessories to freshen it up as time goes by. If you have any suggestions or would like to post my pictures on your blog, feel free. I am sure that you can use my picture of the table with the red chairs as a "what not to do" for your readers. I am moving away from "old world" or "French country" or whatever that style is.

Thank you in advance for any guidance you can give me,

Desperately seeking rug in NC


#1- Impressions Collection
Dear Heather,
You can change a lot when you reupholster your chairs, but they are still going to be too formal a look for the rug from West Elm. You have beautiful wainscoting, a traditional dining set, and beautiful wood floors. You can definitely go more "transitional" - but I would still bring in a pattern and color. I feel like your setting would really welcome that type of look. I selected a few rugs - different styles, but all styles that would work well in your home, and with your furnishings. The rugs that I selected for you are all from Momeni. I numbered them so that other readers can share their favorites.

#2 Imperial Court Collection

#3 Imperial Court Collection

#4 Dorado Collection

#5 Dorado Collection

Reader Comments (4)

#2 is my favorite. It's classy and suits my eye the best ;)

October 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenniferKaryn

I like #4..more transitional rug, the floor and kitchen cabinet will show well with the dining furniture.

October 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterusa

I like #2 & #4! Thanks for posting!

October 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

i like #4

October 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

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