Petra Guglielmetti with Better Homes and Gardens coined the brilliant phrase, “An area rug can transform a room in the time it takes to unroll it.”
If that isn’t magic, I simply don’t know what is!
Do you have an awkward spot in your home, perhaps behind the stairs or some other place that just looks empty? You’ve tried to fill it with a big Ficus plant, but it just didn’t look right. You tried sticking a table there, but it just looked like an afterthought. You even tried a little chair, but that just looked pitiful.
The right area rug can magically pull a small chair, table and lamp together to create an exquisite vignette sure to cause a major case of decorator envy.
“Be not afraid” is the most commonly repeated phrase in the entire Bible and those words should be your guide for buying rugs for your home.
The founder of Brianna Scott Interiors suggests using more colored floor coverings, particularly in hues such as muted or deep greens, blues and browns. "They will add a lot of depth to a room" so don’t be afraid of color or pattern.
Especially vibrant colored area rugs successfully break up stark white or beige walls or floors. Adding a colorful rug is also an easy way to bring some color and character into a space without overdoing it."
Why not let the Magic Carpet of your dreams “design” the rest of the room for you!
Once you’ve painted a room and bought all the furniture you imagined for a room in your home, it can become a gargantuan task to find just the perfect area rug to complete your perfect motif.
Let us suggest that you fall in love with the perfect area rug for the space first, then select curtains, sofas, pillows, lampshades and upholstered furniture pulled from the colors that make up your gorgeous new rug.
Luxurious area rugs are the crowning touch to beautiful wooden floors.
However, London rug designer, Luke Irwin says, “Carpeting needs rugs more than a wooden floor does. You have this ocean of beige that’s exhausting to look at.”
The answer? Layering.
Place a magnificent area rug on top of your wall to wall carpeting to transform the sea of beige into a magic carpet.
Every year the major paint manufacturers announce their Colors of The Year and every year, those colors are fabulous!
BEHR’s paint color of the year is this beautiful blue called Blueprint. BEHR's Larayne Boaz suggest that you "reimage and dream a new mood or feeling in your home with Peaceful Blue S470-3, Blueprint S470-5, and Deep Breath S460-7." Larayne adds that "These livable blues are soothing and provide a sense of coziness. They are all very versatile and easy to imagine in any room."
This beautiful, neutral gray pictured below, called Metropolitan was Benjamin Moore's Color of The Year for 2019. How could we use this color in your home? Oh, let me count the ways!
Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore's Director of Strategic Design Intelligence says this of the color,“Comforting, composed and effortlessly sophisticated, Metropolitan AF-690 exudes beauty and balance. It’s a color in the neutral spectrum that references a contemplative state of mind and design. Not arresting nor aggressive, this understated yet glamorous gray creates a soothing, impactful common ground.”
PPG Paints announced that a delicious green called Night Watch to be their Color of The Year for 2019. Night Watch is a dark, neutral, jade with a malachite undertones.
Dee Schlotter, PPG senior color marketing manager, says,“Night Watch is about bringing the healing power from the outdoors into your home through color. The dark green hue pulls our memories of natural environments to the surface to recreate the calming, invigorating euphoria we feel when in nature."
When Pantone announced Living Coral to be it's 2019 Color of The Year 2019, it spawned a frenzy of of coral love all over the globe. This bright and cheerful color, with its warm, playful presence is not only available as interior paint, you can also get it in everything from fabric to nail color!
Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, explains ”Living Coral emits the desired, familiar, and energizing aspects of color found in nature. In its glorious, yet unfortunately more elusive, display beneath the sea, this vivifying and effervescent color mesmerizes the eye and mind. Lying at the center of our naturally vivid and chromatic ecosystem, PANTONE Living Coral is evocative of how coral reefs provide shelter to a diverse kaleidoscope of color."
Like everything you add to your home, what's really important is how it makes you feel when you see it or touch it. Everything about your luxury home should extravagantly express both your unique style and lifestyle. Paint accents are just one of the many ways TLK Custom Homes does that for your luxury home.
Although mixing your metaphors is a definite no-no, mixing gorgeous metals when decorating your luxury custom home is very much in vogue. This inclination has been growing over the last couple of years and we predict that metal mania will continue trending well into 2018 and beyond.
Mixing metals can add character and an intriguing contrast to a room. For instance, mixing warm metals like rose gold or copper with cool metals like silver create a particularly sophisticated look. Brass and chrome used together with black lacquer is another chic combo popping up right now. Blending different finishes like matte gold and metallic gold is another sleek way to go.
Adding a few mixed metal pieces to your current interior design is a great way to see if this design trend works for you. Try adding a brass lamp, a nickel vase and a copper tray as accents to see how the combination grabs you before you buy large pieces that could become an expensive regret. Metallic fabric is another great way to test the waters on your mixed metals adventure.
You might find that you like brass and chrome together, silver and polished nickel, or antique brass and oil-rubbed bronze. As luxury home builder, TK Kneedler always says, "Free your imagination!"
Like everything you add to your home, what's really important is how it makes you feel when you see it or touch it. Everything about your luxury home should extravagantly express both your unique style and lifestyle.