Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Whimsical Wool Area Rugs

Do the cold and gray days of winter have you day dreaming about colorful soft wool area rugs, to brighten your living room and keep you warm underfoot? How about adding a touch of the whimsical to that dream? You probably expect fun and fantastical motifs in kids area rugs, but for adults not so much.

Ambiance Sherbert Rug

The Ambiance Sherbert Rug might change your mind and fulfill your day dream at the same time. First of all the colors are amazing and the design is modern and fun. This is one floor covering that is sure to keep any room from taking itself too seriously. The wonderful warm wool of the hand-loomed rug is enhanced by a bit of synthetic Art-Silk.

If this glorious orange and purple combination doesn't fit into your color scheme, the Ambiance Collection offers lots of style and colors.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Kids Area Rugs with Girlish Appeal

Black Ribbon RugIf you have a little girl in your life, you know how much they love girlish things like dressing up and pretending to be a princess or a ballerina. One way you can help them carry on their playful dreams is to decorate their bedroom with a theme in mind.

For instance, a ballerina's room could be decorated with a frilly skirted bed covered with a plush pink comforter and a plush contemporary area rugs to compliment the rest of the decor. The Black Ribbon Rug would be perfect with its black background and grey border intertwined with  pink and white ribbons. Give your little what she is dreaming of with a kids area rug.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Kids Area Rugs in Bright, Bold Patterns

the Joy Carpets Whimsy Off Balance Kids Rug

With so many beautiful and interesting contemporary area rugs available today, kids area rugs don't have to look like they belong in a child's room. Modern rugs are all about color and graphic shapes—just what kids of all ages love. So, maybe it's time to take a look at StylePath's collection of area rugs for kids. You might be surprised at the dozens of choices that are sophisticated and durable enough to grow with your child into teenage years.

Floor coverings like the Joy Carpets Whimsy Off Balance Kids Rug made of Stainmaster nylon offer you style that means freedom to use them in other spaces. The movement and color of this rug make it perfectly suitable for a kid's room, play room or family room.

What more could you ask from an area rug? With Whimsy Off Balance you get fun, flexibility, comfort under foot, beauty and durability.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Country Style Area Rugs with a Traditional Touch

Adonia Brown Argentine Wool Handmade Area  You may remember growing up visiting your grandmother’s house in which she had those all-too-familiar oval woven country style area rugs in every room. Thickly woven with multiple colors and fabrics, you might have tripped over as you ran through the house. Good memories such as these can be recreated for your own children and grandchildren, even though you may not want quite a country décor as your grandmother's. The variety of fine casual wool area rugs available today can create just as many memories for them as those old cotton country rugs you grew up with.

For example, the Adonia Brown Argentine Wool Handmade Area Rug was hand-woven with tradition and heritage in mind. “Masterfully woven area rugs” display craftsmanship of artisans who dedicate their lives to creating works of art from the finest wool and silk making for the softest feeling underfoot. The little ones are more likely to want to lay on the this rug then run across it.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Safavieh Heritage Traditional Area Rugs

This amazing Safavieh Heritage handmade round area rug, made of pure ultra plush premium wool, is hand tufted by Indian weavers. Safavieh, established in the Persian rug capital in 1914, is well known for their luscious handmade traditional area rugs imported from some of the most noted rug weaving regions of the world. 

Safavieh Heritage round handmade rug

Handmade round area rugs, such as the Safavieh Heritage rug shown here, are an investment which will last you a lifetime and become a family heirloom for generations to come. The premium wool used in these traditional area rugs becomes more valuable with daily wear as it brings out the plushness of the wool and the colors change beautifully with time. The Safavieh Heritage 8’ round rug handmade by master weavers in lovely shades of warm golds, soft blues, ivory and rust will make a wonderful addition to any traditional or eclectic decor.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Black and White Area Rugs for a Dramatic Look

Rugs work great to provide warmth to a hard surfaced floor or adding color to an otherwise dull room, but these black and white rugs provide a graphical touch that is bold and dramatic beyond what other rugs can accomplish.

The black and white combination isn’t relegated to a modern style decor though. Danielle Myers of Elle Designs spoke with The Design File about it recently. She says, “Using a color palette of black and white transfers to a variety of design styles and feels: Contemporary, traditional, transitional, even shabby chic.” 

In addition to being versatile and eye catching, a black and white area rug is a classic choice which will last past other trends or fads. Here are a few we came across when scouring the web for the most stylish black and white rugs on the web.

Twinkle Living Puzzle Rug

Twinkle Living Puzzle Rug

Twinkle Shadowlands Rug

Twinkle Shadowlands Rug

Dynamic Nolita Rug

Dynamic Nolita Rug

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

What Do the French and Swedish Have in Common?

Wisteria Linen  European Furniture - Natural Linen Settee W2506

This brilliant settee from Wisteria!  French provincial never looked so good than dressed up with a little Louis XV grandeur then subdued by Swedish-style linen. The curvy elegance of this settee is situated atop carved cabriole legs made of distressed wood. Two pillows are included for a bit of extra comfort. Use in place of a traditional living room sofa and pair with a couple of French chairs.

Even if you don’t own a manor house in the French countryside, you can pull off the look by pairing this beauty with patinaed metals, woven chair backs and seats and gold-gilded mirrors. If you have dreams of visiting Paris one day, tide yourself over by adding a touch of French style to your home.

Carry the French theme throughout your space with additional living room furniture that compliments your heavenly settee. Here’s our picks for a fabulous room…

Armoire - Wynwood Furniture - 1593-77

Paris Flea 
Golden Teak Eighteen-Light Chandelier


Old world style and romantic charm meet modern functionality in this patina-finished amoire. Pictured in Honey Ash by Wynwood.

Add a touch of the unexpected to your living room with this exquisite Paris Flea Golden Teak Eighteen-Light chandelier (if you thought that was a mouth full try saying it in French). This one is to completely die for.  So what if the chandelier costs more than your settee…if the $3,600 price tag doesn’t fit your budget take a look at some similar items that might. 

Ethan Allen may not be of French descent but he did one heck of a job fooling us with this antique-washed Kashan Rug in muted shades of soft green, khaki and terra-cotta. Get one for your room. Your feet will thank you and think they’ve just walked through a Persian garden.  Enjoy  the spoils of a perfectly-posh Parisian existence!

Ethan Allen Kashan Rug, Green/Ivory


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