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 http://www.westelm.com/products/r543/?cm_src=oldlink
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
Today's post is a continuation of Fridays- we are still on Angela's bedroom. This is the room from another angel:
I love this antiqued mirror screen from Uttermost. It adds a different texture, and reflects light and color.- Now- in the other dormer area- put a nice large plant. This will add balance back into the room, as we just took it away with the screen.
Add a rug next. This will give your room more pattern, and yes, again, texture. (I feel like I keep using that word:) The one below is Serengeti by Momeni. Notice that I am remaining consistent with the style of the furniture and bedding that we selected in Friday's post.
Then add a couple of chairs. The slipper chair below is from Restoration Hardware. Make sure you select chairs that are a good scale for the room.
This table (above) pictured is from West Elm. It also comes in chocolate.
The far wall, above the built-in bench and two tables, will need a nice large piece or collection of art. This piece below is from Uttermost, (Landscape with Trees) and is a large 80 x 42. Something this size would be great.
Select a great sectional- the largest one you can comfortably fit. You want it to seat a lot of people, as well as fill the space. Check out the Bixby by Nathan Anthony. (I can send you fabrics if you want). Nathan Anthony is a great source for sectionals. They have a lot to choose from- and very cool styles. (as well as great prices)
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