In the dining room, formal elements combine with understated pieces for an unfussy elegance. A sisal rug and tabletop topiaries create an air of informality, while the traditional wainscoting and crystal chandelier strike a polished note.
A lacquered red dresser offers a bold pop of color against the neutral oak wall paneling and a place to store office supplies. An ultra-modern chair sits atop the sisal rug and plays off the geometric lines of the paneling with a triangular back and seat.
This traditional living room, designed by Alison Davin of jute, is a small space, but uses the room efficiently. The white walls make the room more airy and the sisal rug and leather chairs gives it a cozy feel.
This blue entry hall features a lovely pairing of rustic and elegant design. A sisal-style hall rug protects strand-carbonized bamboo flooring from heavy foot traffic, while built-in bench seating is made more useful with underneath storage.
This transitional living room features a vibrant red sofa decorated with blue and tan throw pillows. A square wood coffee table sits between a pair of blue and white upholstered armchairs and a tufted tan armchair, while a sisal rug covers the hardwood floors. Tan curtains and colorful artwork provide finishing touches.
Choosing rugs for rooms with heavy traffic can be a daunting task. If you’re looking for something timeless and transitional that also packs a space with rich texture, consider a sisal area rug. Here, the faint flame stitch introduces pattern that’s not overwhelming, while the neutral greige hue balances the living room's vibrant cranberry walls.
The entire sunroom was painted the same neutral color to effectively make the traditional art collection stand out. The Victorian floor tile is a focal point, so smaller sisal rugs were specified for the seating areas.
Chairs with different styles and prints unite because of a shared color palette to give this gray dining room personality. The black dining table rests atop a sisal rug, while a metallic chandelier descends from the ceiling above.