9.12.2016

IS YOUR RUG TOO SMALL? Layering and Large Neutral Area Rugs



My friend, JoAnn wanted a  larger rug for her family room.  She sent me a photo and I thought, why not layer her wool rug over a larger sisal like Liana did here...
Liana found the Oushak rug on Etsy...great source.  
(The sisal is from Crate and Barrel).

This is a nice layered look, too...
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Here is another instance where we used a seagrass 
rug under the client's existing hand tied rug.
The good thing about this is that 
it's soft to sit/play on the wool part 
(notice the floor cushions).

It adds color on the floor and 
enlarges the use of an expensive hand made rug.

This is a good looking room 
but at least the front feet of the furniture 
should be on the carpet.  It's too small.
Our 8' x 10' bedroom jute rug is too small, too 
(and chewed up by Chief).  
I have been looking at these, 
somewhat reasonable (under $2000), 
neutral, wool, 9' x 12' rugs. 
Vintage Turkish

Do you have a favorite or others you can 
tell me about in my price range?

We had a great time in Florida last week.   Look at the feast/seafood boil my husband and Eric made.  Cathi and I set the table with craft paper and a newspaper runner.  Easy clean-up...although I wasn't much help with my damaged ankle.
But I am happy to report that the boot is off now.  I'm down to one crutch (and a lot of physical therapy) and will soon be driving again.  No more complaining! 

Have a great week!

20 comments:

  1. Mary Ann, if there is a Pottery Barn outlet you can go to I would look at their rugs there. They are 30% off through tomorrow I think. I got one yesterday that was regularly $699 for $214 with their discount plus a 20% off that they emailed me plus a $25 off reward. Woo hoo!!

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    1. My friend, JoAnn was just there, Kim. Unfortunately, I can't drive yet...you got such a great deal!

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  2. Mary Ann: Just a housekeeping note: I had to unsubscribe from your blog with my old email address, and then just resubscribed with the new address. Couldn't find a way to just update preferences! but I don't want to miss a post!!! thanks,

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    1. Thanks, Libby. I'm having a lot of complaints about not getting the emails at all. I'm using the free Feedburner service and it's not working that well.

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  3. This is such a great post. I love layering a softer rug over a more practical seagrass. I agree there is nothing worse than a rug that is too small!! You found some great options!

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  4. Hi Mary Ann, I'm guilty of having a 6' x 9' rug in our living room...it looks like the last living room photo you posted here. :o) We bought a colorful Karastan rug that I love when we purchased the house 18 years ago and I don't want to part with it so I have been thinking of layering it with a seagrass rug underneath. I just have to convince my husband. I'll show him this post haha. I have been real happy with the rug I purchased for my bedroom at Natural Home Rugs and it's a good price point. Have you heard of them?

    How's your ankle?

    Linda in S.D.

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    1. Is that naturalarearugs.com, Linda? I have used them. JoAnn found a big seagrass rug at Target for just $300.

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    2. It actually is a different company but it looks like they are both located in Beverly Hills? I will have to keep Target in mind as well!

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  5. Do you have any examples of layering multiple oriental carpets? I am not so much for sisal or seagrass--not the feel of the palatial apartments we're working on. But the rooms are so gigantic--one bedroom is 375 square feet--that we can't find single carpets that are big enough. I have ideas about making colors work but I'm not sure how to lay the actual carpets so it looks right.

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    1. I have never done that...but the look would be cool!

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    2. I will post photos of layered oriental carpets when it's done. Unless I win the lottery in the meantime and can afford to buy mega-gigantic oriental carpets....but that's unlikely since I don't buy lottery tickets....

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    3. Ha! Yes....I just want ONE for my bedroom. I look forward to the post.

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  6. Mary Ann,
    I love this post. I like the look, but like one of your other readers, I'd have to do some convincing with the Mister.
    So happy to hear the boot is history and you can look forward to getting back to driving and walking without a crutch.
    xo,
    Karen

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    1. Thanks, Karen. My husband thinks the seagrass is like a foot massage... but it's not for everyone...just a good way to use a smaller expensive rug in a large space.

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  7. I love the layered look, Mary Ann and fortunately my husband is on board with the seagrass! So happy you are getting better!

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  8. I love the etsy rug. Love the layered look too. I just added two jute rugs to my living space, tying together two ends of a long living area. They are from rugsusa- inexpensive, surprisingly soft, and very attractive. I have a cowhide over one of them.

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    1. Sounds like a beautiful room, Christine! I have looked at RugsUSA before...will again. Thanks!

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  9. I have always loved layering a rug over a seagrass or sisal! I am also looking at replacing my bedroom rug....just bored with it:) Of course I have just finished spending all of my money on my kitchen so not sure it is gonna happen:)

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  10. My fashionably dilapidated wool rug is layered over two inexpensive big box seagrass mats that span the space of our great room, stitched together with twine - it makes them all softer and better, kind of wabi-sabi. I love how layers let you use what you already have and love.

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  11. Have always loved layering rugs!! Anytime I had a sisal I threw an old Peshwar rug on top!! Love it!

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It's SO nice to hear from you!

 
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