Layering Finishing Touches in Italian Village
Myers created a truly beautiful blank slate. The first level of this clean-lined contemporary home was designed around bright white walls and a bright white kitchen that maximize the visual footprint. Black + beautifully constructed wood accents throughout the space punctuate the interior architecture. Our finishing touches––rugs and thrifted decor––make the space feel like a home you could see yourself moving into.
Make an entrance.
A vintage hand-knotted rug can do so much to transform a space. And placing the right small thrifted finds can give a home authentic personality. Pops of color (even muted tones), texture and pattern break up the stark lines of the contemporary architecture and balance out the look.
That’s the direction I went to when bringing pieces over to stage: how can I warm the space up with charming touches that magnetically draw everyone who crosses the threshold into the home’s coziness?
Texture, texture, texture.
Making this living room space cozy + comfy was all about layering in texture. Layered rugs adds dimension and instant visual interest to a room, especially when you blend patterns and colors.
I picked a large jute rug with a pattern made from woven pops of black. The black details work great with the black architectural accents on the first level.
Layered over the jute rug, I used a gorgeous vintage Turkish rug with soft muted warm tones. The pinks and golds play off nicely with the saddle leather sofa. The colors are similar but they don’t match exactly, which keeps the space interesting and avoids being matchy matchy.
The rugs work great together. The different textures and contrasting styles, enhance one another. The desert pastels of the vintage rug blend beautifully with the golden natural fibers of the jute rug and warm up the scene.
The vintage rug is smaller than the jute rug, though each has enough space and pattern showing to stand out. When layering rugs, you don’t want the size of one to overwhelm or gulf the other. Swoon Rugs offers free styling services when you buy our rugs, so we’d love to help you find the perfect layering rugs for your home.
The Impact of Small Thrifted Finds.
Above the fireplace I staggered some thrifted finds. The key is to keep the mantel from feeling crowded while using items in different shapes, heights and materials that compliment each other. To do this, I suggest going with your gut and moving pieces around until it feels right. The more you do this the easier it gets!
Decorating your home should be easy and fun, so if you find yourself getting stressed out over colors and patterns and what objects work together or just need a professional eye to reassure you, I’m always happy to help. Book a complimentary design consultation with me and we’ll work together to make sure you love your updated space.
Less is More.
You’ll also want to make sure that any other rugs you have in the room or adjacent parts of the house don’t conflict. I choose not to add a rug under the dining table. A rug here would overwhelm the space and create too much visual clutter. I wanted the rooms to feel warm but also remain airy and open. It’s a balance!
This is another thing Swoon Rugs’ styling services can help out with. If you’re buying multiple rugs for your home, we’ll help you make sure they’re the right size, color, pattern, and fit for the space, and make sure all your beautiful new rugs don’t clash.
A BRIGHT AND AIRY OFFICE SPACE.
Every detail in this home was designed and executed with care. Myers thoughtful design consideration is something you experience when you are in the space. In this second level office space, Myers opted to open up the ceiling to let in extra natural light from dormer windows above. The result is an open, airy feeling in the smaller room. Layering in the right pieces, then adds depth and character to the bright open space.
This upstairs office proves any room can benefit from the right rug. A bold patterned rug like this vintage Persian is the perfect way to add contrast to a wide expanse of neutral carpet and bright white walls. The deep rusts and blues in the intricate design of this rug adds character and a signature glow to this minimalist room.
The custom table from Edgework Creative does a lot of the visual heavy lifting that make this room somewhere you’d want to spend hours working on your latest creative project or even feel inspired sorting mail and paying bills.
I thrifted some great pieces to compliment the table. The desk chair was a $30 find that I spray painted matte black, which plays beautifully off the base of the table and black windows. Instead of artwork, which can get very expensive fast, I thrifted some slate roofing tiles and hung them like artwork behind the desk.
JUST PASSING THROUGH.
A floor runner can turn an empty hallway into a dreamy runway.
Sometimes hallways don't allow much space for decor, that’s where a runner can really add visual interest and make the space feel complete.
I selected this vintage Persian runner because the open space can hold some color and pattern.
The colors in this rug work great with the dark flooring. The bright ivory field pops and the more saturated colors compliment the rich flooring.
FREE RUG HELP.
Inspired by what finishing touches can do to a room? Check out our selection of vintage rugs + thrifted finds to find the perfect match for your home.
Can’t decide which of our rugs is perfect for your home? Book a complimentary design consultation today and find your floor’s soulmate.