This shabby chic sitting area has its area defined by the rug and is made up of an elegant sofa and antique armchairs as well a gold and glass coffee table. Behind this cozy area is a wood paneled wall with a tall painted clock and a small dining area.
Keeping personal connection in the design, the homeowner wanted to incorporate the dining table and chairs she had inherited from her grandmother. The chairs were recovered in a warm, visually-textured fabric selected to harmonize with the open-plan living-dining area. The set is supported with a custom-sized wool rug below and a “sculptural luminary” above.
An exciting area rug anchors this elegant living room and accentuates the simple designs in the traditional and Victorian seating. A stunning antique coffee table with metal support combined with patterned throw pillows and antique accents bring the space to life.
A special resting place was created in a second floor hallway that leads to an outdoor balcony overlooking this Houston estate. Oversized chairs, a wood pedestal center table, brass side tables and abstract artwork complement the antique wool area rug and custom draperies in a pink Ikat print.
Throw pillows in blue and yellow liven up this traditional living room’s overall neutral color palette. Designer Kristen Hutchins layered a patterned wool rug over a simpler jute rug, and says the key to layering rugs is making sure the larger, main rug is neutral. "If you start out with a larger, neutral rug as the base, you can add a fun, patterned rug to define just the seating area,” she says.
Designer Brian Patrick Flynn says this large area rug that helps anchor the dining room looks like a chunky Nordic sweater, handmade with black and gray jute and wool with eyelash fringe detailing. A premium nonslip rug pad underneath protects the weave and helps extend the life of the rug.
Hands down, the quickest and easiest way to transform a space is with an area rug. Since this room is casual, its floors are covered with a wool flat-weave rug, which is easy to care for, lightweight and easy to move around. Anytime you're using area rugs in high-traffic spaces, be sure to invest in a rug pad to ensure it stays in place and eliminates any trip hazards.
The San Francisco Decorator Showhouse 2014 guest bedroom mixes museum-quality case goods that are perfectly at home in a stately historic room. Designer Melanie Coddington added luxurious designer details, such as two-toned window treatments, a sumptuous blue bed, and a large floral area rug that ties the entire space together.
This transitional bedroom feels effortlessly elegant, with crown molding, floor-to-ceiling windows and an antique armoire in the corner. A large gray area rug centers the space and softens the hardwood floors for guests' enjoyment.
To make this guest bedroom feel a little more like home, designers added a sitting room to the space. This space features a custom sofa with scalloped nailhead detail and a custom ottoman, both by Coddington Design, a cream leather, vintage Henredon can chair, wallpaper by Osborne and Little and a wool rug.
When this home changed its layout to an open concept design, a more casual dining area replaced the formal dining room. Now the friendly table handles everything from meals to homework. The rug underneath is wool, colorful and spill resistant. The curtains help absorb noise.
Natural light pours in from the windows in this French Country-inspired seating area. A distressed wood wingback chair has slouchy neutral pillows, creating the perfect chair for enjoying your morning coffee. A simple striped area rug adds softness to the white hardwood floors, while an antique cabinets provides hidden storage.