Entries in rugs (41)

Tuesday
Jul182017

Lilah Spirit

Parisienne Corrine Bensimon has a passion for rich colours, textiles and Morocco. With a background in fashion and interiors she has a fabulous eye for what is stylish and beautiful whether in Paris or Marrakesh. You can see more of her portfolio at Lilah Spirit and Corrine Bensimon Maison.

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Wednesday
Jul052017

A 1980's bungalow gets a boho makeover in Bangalow

A joyous celebration of all things boho in the hills behind the beautiful blue beaches of northern New South Wales. In a part of the country known for its lush greenery and laid back alternative lifestyle, it's not surprising to find such a colourful, individual home. Stylish, fun, liveable and lively ... and it once was a boring 1980's brick bungalow. A home about personality and passion by Byron Bay based Alida and Miller.

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Friday
Mar312017

Main Street Oriental Rugs is having a sale!

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Happy Friday folks! I am always on the hunt for great bargains and I am a sucker for rugs. I use them in every room in my house (I just did a quick mental check and I really do have at least 1 in every room) as it is my favourite way to add warmth, texture and colour to a space. I am here to share the news that Main Street Oriental Rugs is currently offering closeout prices on their handmade, 100% natural wool Tibetan & Nepalese area rugs. WOOT!!! They also have some new arrivals of hand-knotted, 100% natural wool vintage Persian Heriz rugs. I highly advise you go check them out and score yourself a sweet deal on a new rug. Here are some samples of the Tibetan and Nepalese rugs on super sale right now (I absolutely adore the first one)...

And here are some of the vintage Persian Heriz rugs...

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Thursday
Feb162017

Light and dark

Effortlessly beautiful with light flooding in through impossibly tall windows. Elegantly serene with a white on white palette. What could be better than this stylish living room with beni ourain rug and ornate fireplace by New York based designer Tom Delavan? Perhaps a dark and moody bedroom with Tuareg rug and ornate fireplace?

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Tuesday
Oct112016

My living room makeover - part 2

The left side of my living room looked like this right after we moved in. This is a very long and narrow space (23'x11') so while it's easy to break it up into different zones on each end, it gets a little tough fitting in a really large sofa and TV cabinet and not having everything running along the walls and ending up with a boring layout. And while you may recall I had received a new sofa not that long ago, my choice of wool fabric was really not smart in a house with a bunch of cats so I moved it upstairs to the storage room and may use it when we convert the space into a library. Since then I did however score the rug of my dreams and that caused an entire re-arrangement of the space and I bought a few new pieces to go with it. 

This rug is Fool's Paradise by Marcel Wanders for Moooi Carpets from The Modern Shop. It is soooooo gorgeous, and pretty much ideal in this house of many pets because it is essentially commercial grade and very low pile so it will stand up to wear and tear and fur and constant vacuuming. The flower photo printed on it is SO sharp and the colours are incredible. I opted for round instead of rectangular (and the smaller of the 2 sizes) because I didn't want to emphasize the long and narrow shape to the room. Even though my sofa is rather big and bulky, by placing it on an angle in the corner it makes it look SO much smaller and really opens up the space.

I had to find a new chair to work with the rug, and came across this Victorian grandfather chair at Yardley's Antiques. I love the competing florals together. The glass sculpture on the pile of books and glass vase on a stand are from West Elm. The gold with marble top table is from Homesense. The star light under the table is from Gaslight Electric Sign Co.. The antique fireplace screen turned artwork is from Highjinx. The light is the Flos Aim pendant designed by the Bouroullec brothers. 

This is a REALLY old chair, and I need to find some trim to cover those staples. 

The vase and lidded bowl are vintage. That's a watermelon peperomia plant. The leaves are adorable. 

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