The rugs at the show were deeply jewel-toned and monochromatic. What was most interesting about them, however, was the way in which they were distressed. Many looked almost threadbare in the treatment of their surfaces. Regardless of how “worn” the rug was, though, there was still a beautiful color or pattern visible.
If you’re one to keep your furniture fairly neutral, a vibrant rug is a great way to bring color to a room.
There’s just a couple of trends left from Milan. Check back with Design Clique to see what it is!
“I have a cape cod contemporary two story on the water with large windows facing east. We have a beautiful whitewashed cedar ceiling. The floor has stark white 10″ floor tiles that are very hard to keep clean. I’d like to replace it with porcelain floor planking that looks like wood. I’m stuck trying to decide on the color for the floor. There are so many options. By the way, the doors are all whitewashed with a bright white wood trim. My style is classic with a bit of contemporary thrown in. We are planning on a redo of the fireplace as well as well as the kitchen.
Here is a summary of my decorating challenges:
- What color floor planking (porcelain) to put on the floor.
- What color to paint the new wood around our new fireplace.
- The kitchen cabinets are white washed. I’m selecting white painted ones. What color granite – light or dark for more or less of a contrast?
- The wood doors are all white washed too. As is the railing going up the stairs. Do I paint the railing white or?
- Do I paint the walls a lighter or darker color?
Here’s what Vastu senior designer Sarita Peresada had to offer: Read more
…with a new rug from Vastu!
This “Mixer” rug is 5′ x 7.5′, is made of grey and black Indian Wool with Viscose Accents and was hand-tufted in India.
It was originally $1650, but can be yours today for only $750!
The Sea Shells rug that is. The possibilities are endless with this floor covering which can be made of either hand-tufted or hand-knotted wool.
You choose the color you want, the shape that best fits your space and the dimensions. Create something truly unique with the Sea Shells rug.
We would describe our aesthetic as warm, comfortable, modern. How do we do it?
1. Color – Introducing color on a wall, drapery, pillow, side chair or rug among neutral colors will really warm things up.
‘W’ is for Wassily
The Wassily chair is a Knoll classic. Created by Marcel Breuer in 1925, the Wassily chair’s tubular steel frame and leather belting make for a very sculptural design.
‘A’ is for Astro
The Astro chair by Steven Anthony is a comfortable lounge chair who’s interesting base is a nod to mid-century modern design. Choose from hundreds of upholstery fabrics and over a dozen finishes to create a chair all your own.
We’re very excited to be able to offer our customers a new line of organic wool rugs! The rugs are constructed of New Zealand wool yarns and made here in the U.S. The great thing about wool is it’s flame resistant, hypo-allergenic, sustainable, and a soil repellent. The other fantastic thing about this collection is that you can order a rug in the exact size that you need. Buyers can choose from natural wool colored rugs… Read more
…rethink what’s under your feet. A new area rug is a great way to introduce a new color or texture into your design. There are so many different floor covering styles to choose from! You can go with a shag, a loop, or maybe even a fun pattern.
Do you have a challenging space or need some design guidance? Design Direction is a chance for you to submit photos or videos of your design challenge(s) and a Vastu interior designer will provide you with some help. Every Wednesday we will feature one reader’s submission.
“I think I may have done things a little backwards, but I the Lake Placid rug I purchased from you guys was the first thing I got for my living room because I loved the pattern. Now I’m totally stuck on what color sofa would look best. HELP!”