It's the end of a big year for Swoon. 2017 was my first full year running a small business and I couldn't be more grateful for the support I've received from friends and family. I've also been continuously inspired by new folks I've meet along the way. To celebrate, I wanted to share my favorite spaces from 2017 featuring one of our rugs.
10. Setting the Stage
The fastest way to define space is to throw down a rug. Rugs comes ready made with boundaries and color and pattern. On a very basic level it let's us know, here's where we stand. But rugs can also instantly set the mood. So number 10 of our top 10 is this enchanting scene from The Turnbull Building, an event venue great for weddings. And who wouldn't want to say "I do" here?
9. Best Bath
The character in this bathroom is non-stop. Interior designer, Savannah Metcalf, lined up all of the details flawlessly. Facets of this room that I love: the black door, the exposed brick, the perfectly placed round mirror, the oil painting portrait, the wash of white that creates a backdrop for earthly pops of color.
8. A Tasty Kitchen
Award winning Kitchen Designer, Sarah Robertson, cooked up this dream dining space in her own home. The warm reds + chunks of back of the hamadan rug she used really tie the space together. I dig the repetitious heavy black frames found both in the artwork and in the windows. Bright walls are a great contrast and they balance the heavy details perfectly.
7. Buffalo Check Jute
So many people freaked-out about our buffalo check jute rug. And I totally get it. I love this light + fresh look from Erin Conway for it's unexpected details. Pops of blush pink paired with floral wallpaper contrast the heavy bold pattern of this rug. This space also contains lots of graphic elements in both the textiles and the lines of the furnishings. These details keeping the look dynamic and super interesting. Love love love!
6. Cool + Casual Layers
Maker, Christina Shirley knows how to create killer spaces. She intuitively layers in the perfect amount of details to construct the right mix. Her light + bright color scheme keeps the space open + airy while textures and layered details make her living room warm + cozy.
5. The Pattern Mix
I'm a huge fan of stylist Liz Kamarul. Her instagram feed chronicles her captivating + ever evolving design ideas. She's not afraid to make a take a chance on a thrifted item or an interesting pattern mix. And the results are pure magic. This sofa was a thrifted score that she reupholstered in a fun + funky pattern. The colors in her sofa go perfectly with the vintage turkish carpet she staged for us. If you love this look as much as I do, you can still snag the Lyon V. Rug.
4. Timeless Girl's Bedroom
This effortlessly cool + cozy girl's room is from the powerhouse talents at A1000XBetter. The mix of class pieces in this room along with our Offset Stripes wool dhurrie in blue lends this girl's bedroom a timeless edge. I don't think this room will ever go out of style and I will never want to leave. But this is just what Kirsten + Gillian do. They deliver style-filled spaces that seem to exist in a space without time. They are both masters at getting the perfect mix.
3. Making an Entrance
Kate Arends runs one of my favorite lifestyle blogs: Wit & Delight. And she designs the most beautiful spaces, like this entrance. There are so many reasons I love this space: the color palette, thoughtfully placed details, the timeless feel of the whole scene. Being able to blending styles is the magic of great design.
2. Bright + Light Living Room
Stylist Tanya Meda is a master of developing light + bright spaces with well-placed earthly pops. She used our jute tweed rug to create a tranquil base for her eclectic living room. The result is a soft white with pops of black accents, leather pieces and perfectly placed plants.
1. California Eclectic
This California eclectic living room designed by Megan Schlachtenhaufen is everything. This Wisconsin based self-proclaimed design addict used our offset stripes dhurrie to layer in some graphic edge to her cool + causal living room. I love the black accents, all of the well-placed light fixtures, the dreamy wood framed chairs, and her collection of happy + healthy plants.Thanks so much for reading! Cheers to 2018 + the amazing spaces to come.