It was fun to work with Rug Studio to pick out the most perfect rugs for my home. Yup, I said rugs. I was able to snag TWO amazing rugs and the Nourison Graphic Illusions rug is featured in this post and the other will give a mega punch of color to my dining room sitting area/parlor (and I'll show off the other rug later this month).
Back to this rug though. If anyone knows me, or if you've been reading for awhile, you all know I LOVE me some damask (I used it ALL over my May 2009 wedding). I spent hours upon hours looking through Rug Studio's website (which is organized so well by style, color, size, materials, etc.), and I kept coming back to this rug.
Finally I decided that I should stick to what I like-- I knew I wouldn't get tired of this rug ever. Ever!
Now I know it may seem odd to put a rug on carpet, but I wanted to define the desk area to anchor the center of the room. I'll eventually get a larger 8x10 natural fiber rug to put under it for a chic, layered look.
Bottom line is that I don't think putting an area rug over carpet is redundant in a home. It can add color, pattern, texture and style AND define spaces.
I opted for a 5x8 rug since this whole entire room is about 10x10, so it does surprisingly take up a decent amount of real estate. It's not black and white though. I'd describe the color as a silvery/taupe color with a black background. It is chic, high quality and when I rolled it out it lay flat within a few hours.
Excuse the dog hair in the above photo, but Pee Wee loves laying on this rug while I blog. He's the best company and loves naps. He, too, thinks this rug is deliciously awesome. The weave makes it impossible for Pee Wee's nails to ruin this rug like he ruined the one I previously had in here.
I ordered the rugs on a Friday, and they were on my door step the following Friday, but the best part is that shipping was free and there was NO tax. The price you see at Rug Studio is the price you pay.
Overall, I love the pattern, texture/warmness, and luxe feeling it adds to the space. I am wanting a large one for the guest room now. I love it that much. Lots of bang for your buck if you can find a beautiful, high quality rug.
If you know your style well, and you have a pattern/color you love, then buying a rug online can save you hundreds of dollars. You also can't beat the selection, I promise.
One night I honestly stayed up and scrolled through 30+ pages of transitional rugs. I was totally tired the next day at work, but it's all worth it for the sake of gorgeous interiors, right? Right.
The other rug I bought is going to BLOW YOUR MIND because it's so not a Monica rug. I went totally left field, so you'll have to stay tuned to see what it looks like. Hopefully the hubby can help me move the sofa this weekend to get it situated.
Now if I could just find a desk chair, this mini-office makeover could be done. Anyone know have any recommendations for a pretty and functional office chair?
Thanks to Rug Studio for providing the rug used in this makeover.