Thursday, June 23, 2011

Layering Area Rugs

Last week, I wrote a post on the truly fantastic assortment of area rugs at Calypso St. Barth.  At the end of the post, I shared a designer tip: layer a smaller, more colorful rug over a larger neutral rug for a layered effect.  Not only will this bring more interest to the room, but it will let you switch out the color scheme whenever you want to change things up.

This is what I was talking about.  Layered rugs:




































An easy little trick to keep things interesting in your home.



...



9 comments:

doug @ tracery said...

I have an antique oushak layered over a jute rug in my living room and I love it. I think it makes a patterned rug much more of statement when layered over something more neutral. Love the first image, I'm really into shaggy geometric Moroccan rugs right now!

the Inveterate Optimist said...

Vindication! I did this several years ago in my living room and my friends cried - with laughter. They claimed it was 'an odd choice' but 'interesting' and 'comfortable on the toes' nonetheless.
tIO x

PS: love the blog; love the shop.

Erika said...

Still love Betsy's living room! It was one of the pictures I always kept as inspiration and didn't know it was hers until we started working with you!

Just another reminder of how much inspiration you have brought to our home. Thanks, Kelly!

Linda in AZ * said...

*** G' morning, Kelly~

I always enjoy you, your blog, etc... you're like a breath of fresh air!!! (Wanted to say that FIRST!)...

HOWEVER (don't "worry"... it's not too bad, girlfriend! Grins!), I respectfully must say that altho I've usually liked the layered look, these particular pics, for the most part, weren't pleasing to the eye... at least for me... aesthetically... I dunno~ most of the time things felt/looked rather "disjointed" & a bit "chaotic", for lack of a better word... "Just sayin'".........

ANYHOOOO, sending you blessings for a beautiful Friday & weekend starting tomorrow!

Blessings,

Linda in AZ *
bellesmom1234@comcast.net

Linda in AZ * said...

*** P.S. The 3rd & 2nd from the last pics, IMHO, are GREAT!!!... Thanks! Linda ***

Kelly Galvin Robson said...

Erika! You are so sweet. :) And your house is GORGEOUS (if I do say so myself).

xoxo
Kelly

RLG said...

These pictures are gorgeous! I love the look and warmth. My kids would probably mess them up all day long. LOL xoxo

Cove and Grey said...

great pictures! it is still a little out of my comfort zone but I'm starting to love the look

Kim said...

Do you know where the rug in the top photo comes from? I've seen it before and can't locate the source.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...