Rugs. Love ’em. They add coziness to a room, texture, and are a great way to add texture and pattern (I am REALLY not a fan of a plain, neutral coloured rug – it becomes a focal point of boring). I have several in my home – except they’re all packed away in the basement because rugs and seven cats don’t mix unfortunately. I miss my vintage kilim I used to have under my dining table in the kitchen (seen in this post), but I was ruining it by all the vacuuming. And what is it about cats always insisting on aiming for a rug when they barf? Anyway, I thought I’d do a rug round-up today. Happy Friday!
P.S. Speaking of pets, I just noticed I still have hardly any pets on furniture entries for this coming Monday, so if you want this feature to return please send me photos! (Details here)
I know you have popped by because you wanted to get your daily dose of interior eye candy. Well, I have got just the thing for you….some really neat spaces by a very talented photographer from Denmark, Stine Heilmann.
1875 brick and sandstone cottage we may or may not buy because there is another, a beautiful, beautiful other……
WINKS – weekend links. Here we list what has come in during the week, things we’ve found and things we think you’ll want to see. If you’d like to see your blog or website featured email us and if we think it fits with our readers we’ll link you. So what’s in this week?
This reader request comes from Melinda: “My partner and I are renovating our 130 year old semi in Sydney, he wants carpet on the stairs (because apparently I ‘clunk’… which to be perfectly honest I do) and I want to stain the original timber. I’m thinking a stair runner may be the perfect compromise. I would be very much appreciative if you could dig into your amazing picture resources for stair runners.” Here are some photos of inspirational stair runners for you Melinda, the first being my absolute favourite EVAH.
|Frank Roop||Amanda Martocchio|
|Lucyina Moodie||Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles|
|Country Living||Kwinter & Company|
|House Beautiful||New York Spaces Magazine|
|Living Etc.||Steven Gambrel|
|House & Home||Design*Sponge|
We received this request via email last month from Eileen: (and I finally found some time to scour my photo stash)
“I’ve always lived in older homes with wood floors, but I recently purchased an 80’s tract house with wall-to-wall carpet. The carpet has to be replaced now, but it’s going to be a few years before I can afford to put in wood. Can you pull together some photos of inspiring living rooms with carpet? Is there such a thing?” I have selected some photos of living rooms with wall-to-wall carpet (and if it’s not wall-to-wall, pretend it is) to help give Eileen some ideas. I’d suggest a very neutral (cream or very light grey) berber or a sisal-type carpet (but not a rough sisal) and then layer some fun area rugs on top (kilims and cowhide are my favs). Being the owner of a plethora of cats, carpet is my worst enemy. So might I suggest something a little zany. If your subfloor is plywood and is in decent shape, how about sanding it smooth and then painting it in the meantime? I’ve seen this a few times and think it looks great considering the inexpensive material.
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