A small sectional and red leather armchair are all that's needed to provide a cozy seating area in this minimalist living room. A cowhide rug anchors the space while bringing warmth to the laminate flooring and white walls.
The formal dining room uses texture to add visual interest to the neutral palette, a pale gray. The room has wide panels on all four walls. Underneath the table, an cowhide rug layers atop a natural fiber one for a rustic pop.
A mix of vintage and new furnishings with midcentury lines make for an inviting, minimalist dining area in the open plan space.
The Danish wood chairs were a flea market find with dismal pad fabric. Seeing past the dirty florals to the fine sculptural lines, designer Natalie Myers and her team snatched them up. Four new pads with blue pads were made and the chairs look like a million bucks.
A mix of vintage and modern pieces creates a one-of-kind space. Two large mirrors flanking French doors add depth to the room. The white upholstered chairs and cowhide rug create an elegant reading vignette near the outdoor gardens.
Easily the best seat in the house, an Eames lounge chair enjoys views magnificent views. The chair is a modern counterpoint to the rugged cowhide rug and exposed brick. The “Cappuccino” art photography piece by Francis Augustine creates a focal point above the metal bookshelf.
To keep the formal dining room from feeling too serious, the designers surrounded the sophisticated, marble-topped table with chairs in vibrant shades of red. A cowhide rug softens the tile floor and gives the space fun, eclectic flair.
This pretty neutral living room features a cowhide rug, nail-head-trimmed sofa and metallic and wood coffee table. A thin, tan curtain allows for privacy while still letting in plenty of natural light.
The emphasis is on fun in this eclectic dining room featuring multicolored geometric-print wallpaper, a traditional pedestal table, red plastic chairs, a white metal funnel-style pendant light, and a black cowhide rug to anchor the look.
This loft living room feels intimate and cozy with an antler candelabra, cowhide rug and plush seating. The ladder in the corner is an added rustic feature that showcases the room's high ceiling. Double doors open up to reveal the stylish master bedroom.
As soon as you enter the living area, a comfortable Eames lounge chair invites you in. Behind the chair, a solid brick wall is adorned with an art piece by Francis Augustine. Flowing linen taupe window drapes and a shiny cowhide rug complete the look.
This bedroom has pale yellow walls that contrast a white tray ceiling with intricate molding. A neutral chaise lounge sits at the foot of the bed while a cowhide rug adds a rustic appeal to the space. A floor mirror leaning against the wall next to the bed and a glass chandelier make this room an elegant place to relax.
Materials and color bring a modern feel to this traditional home. A custom walnut coffee table and beige sofa outline the sitting space. Colorful throw pillows top the sofa to liven up the neutral coloring. Cowhide brings in a natural element and color while keeping maintenance low.
A top trick by designers for making a living space feel more homey is adding a fun rug to the flooring, even when you already have carpet. You don't have to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on an area or antique rug to fill the entire space. Instead, look for one in a pattern that adds pizzazz, like this cowhide rug that designer Michelle Mentzer with Miles Design Group in metro Atlanta picked up at Ikea. She also got the pictures of landscape art and the chevron and plush accent pillows on a discount at HomeGoods.