To soften the space, designers added a neutral rug. It is 100% woven wool so that it is soft enough for crawling knees, yet durable enough to stand up to growing twin girls and sturdy enough to be cleaned.
Inspired by the colors of an Asian botanical-print rug, warm tones and varied textures bring cozy harmony to this multi-purpose room. A grass cloth wall covering, woven shades and a suede-covered Arne Jacobsen Egg chair mix with a wool boucle daybed, custom designed for the space.
Look for flat-woven wools with tight weaves, since they're strong enough to handle high-traffic areas. "White was incorporated into this space to make it bright and refreshing when you walk in. We knew we had to add a darker tone into the stair runner. The rug is hand-knotted wool made by J.D. Staron, the Gopala Collection, and looks like linen so it adds an unexpected design detail to the stairs, pulling in the turquoise tone from the light fixture," says Caroline Grant and Dolores Suarez of Dekar Design.