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.
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.
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.
The living area in this residential skyscraper provides a stunning skyline view of Manhattan, a lengthy sectional with plenty of seating, a marble fireplace and silver custom-designed wool and silk rug.
A dining room and living room share a beautiful open plan design. An antique-inspired lantern above the dining table houses three white candles, while the star of the living room is the charming rustic coffee table over a red area rug.