Displaying posts labeled "Rug"

Reader request – stair runners

Posted on Thu, 8 Jul 2010 by KiM

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.

Bill Kingston

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

The Selby
Eve Robinson
Jan Showers
House and Garden
Eric Cohler
Domino
House To Home
Living Etc.

Wall to wall

Posted on Thu, 25 Mar 2010 by KiM

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.

Kohler
Eric RothEric Roth
Jackson Aaron
Robert Kaner
MHZ
Eve Robinson
Mabley Handler
Veranda
Rachael Smith
Point Click Home
Apartment Therapy
Janet Lohman
House Beautiful
House Beautiful
Architectural Digest
design*sponge
Chicago Home + Garden
Todd Romano
Living Etc.

MHZ                             Steven Gambrel

Rug request

Posted on Fri, 30 May 2008 by KiM

Janine wrote us with a particular request: “With all the creativity in modern design–angles, curves, patterns, and textures–why do the shapes of area rugs always seem to be rectangular? I’m looking for an interestingly shaped rug, something asymmetrical perhaps. I have, of course, seen nicely shaped animal hide rugs and would love to find photographs using that idea but, please, not striped or spotted. Seen anything like that?” After searching through MANY photographs to find non-rectangular rugs, I came up with only round and animal hide. But considering all the different colours of animal rugs you can get these days, I think that’s a great option. I bought one for my living room because it’s such a small and narrow space – rectangular would have made it seem even more narrow. And, well, rectangular is boring. I’m not sure why stripes and spots (my favs) are not an option for Janine, but here are some ideas…

Bolig Magasinet Ken Hayden
House Beautiful Alternative Design
Domino Santos-Diez
Pieter Estersohn Frances Janisch
Apartment Therapy Diamond Baratta Design
House of Pictures Inreda
Ken Hayden Skonahem
Studio Ilse Oak Management

Zebra rug

Posted on Tue, 25 Sep 2007 by KiM

My love for zebra rugs has existed for some time now, as I mentionned in a previous post. I’m talking FAUX zebra. Real zebra would be VERY WRONG. I have never owned a zebra rug but would so love to get my hands on one (or three). I love anything graphic and black/white is my favourite colour combination so zebra rugs are right up my alley. Here are spaces that…*sigh*…include a lovely zebra rug.

Arte Luise Kunsthotel Robyn Karp
Domino Riehl Designs
Jan Showers Domino
Glenn Gissler Jonathan Adler
Point Click Home Robyn Karp
studioilse India Mahdavi

This photo I had to include because the rug, while not zebra, is incredible in this space.

Gyer

Posted on Fri, 2 Mar 2007 by midcenturyjo

Rebecca von Gyer creates these stunning rugs for her company Gyer from the finest New Zealand wool. They are designed to be runners or rugs of any size. Playful luxury, vibrant colour ways, lush under foot.

All images from Gyer.