Lately, I've been loving the look of round rugs. Whether big or small, patterned or solid color, their unconventional shape can offset the angles of a room and add focal interest to it. Although they may not be right for all spaces, they can make smaller ones look larger and balance even the most refined ones. Take a look at their softening effect on the rooms below:
Congratulations, Shilpa, you are the winner of Rug Pad USA's Eco Cushion Rug Pad! In honor of the occasion, I'm sharing a few favorite images of area rugs. Whether they're brightly colored, multi patterned, monochromatic or even layered, rugs can transform any space. They provide the finishing touch that adds interest, warm and comfort to a home. Take a look:
About this time last week I was in Boston working with my #beachonhillchd clients. I shopped and selected rugs, accessories, and even plants, for their newly renovated space. With the addition of the textiles and botanicals the rooms took on a 'homier' look and feel. Surprisingly, the color orange became the accent color in the main living areas allowing for ottomans and pillows to be interchangeable between the different spaces. In the kitchen we emphasized the cabinetry color, Farrow & Ball's Railings, with a dark rug and oversized vintage botanical prints. Brass hardware and a lighting fixture lent a classic look to this space. For the first time ever, I got to see the Modo Chandelier in its destined spot: smack dab in the middle of my clients' huge living room window. I love it there and I'm happy to say my clients do too. All of the lighting we selected for this Beacon Hill residence is spectacular and there's more to come!
I'll be venturing back in the warmer months to tackle the dinning room area and to add some final details to the living room. Many thanks to AK and BD for allowing me the opportunity to work on your home. It's been,and continues to be, a great experience!
I've been searching for a runner for our 9' long kitchen island for quite some time with little luck. I'm not sure if it's a matter of not having found the right one yet or if it's a matter of 'less is more'. For practical reasons, I like having something soft underfoot while cooking while giving the floor some extra protection, but now I'm really wondering if my search should quietly end. I need your feedback as to whether or not you like the kitchen floor better with or without a runner. Also, if you happen to come across a rug/runner that you think may work, PLEASE let me know. Take a look at some of my attempts below and give me your honest opinion.
The challenge is finding the right colors and patterns to coexist with the current area rug in front of the refrigerator and pantry (the only one I truly love). HELP!!
Looking forward to your suggestions.
For the past year, I've been working with a Boston couple on a Beacon Hill apartment renovation. Despite the cross-country distance between us things have been progressing very well. When we first met to discuss the project last summer, we shared our expectations and ideas for their amazing space. We also interviewed and hired a contractor, who not long afterwards, began gutting the entire place. Since then, the ceilings were raised, the floors replaced, paint colors and wall treatments were decided upon and a totally redesigned kitchen was taking shape. The rebuild was completed in June and my clients have officially moved in. During my summer trip back East, I spent time with them working on furnishings, accessories and rug selections. Although a few things are still needed to complete the space, I wanted to share our progress thus far. I would like to start by showing their brand new study. Stay tuned for more room reveals and further updates on how a house becomes a home.
Thank you AK and BD for giving Cocoon Home Design the opportunity to work with you on your new home. It's been quite an exciting collaboration.
Room Inspiration Sources:
Blue Velvet Sofa: Restoration Hardware
Milo Baughman 1188 Bronze Chair: Design Within Reach
"Michener Blue" Rug: Horchow
Achive Marrakesh Pouf: Clayton Grayhome
French Partner's Desk: Restoration Hardware
Swing Arm Wall Light: Shades Of Light