Time to consider rugs. I like a wooden floor as much as the next person, and I can go cuckoo for some polished concrete, but in these winter months a rug is what my toes crave. When I visited Morocco a few years ago (how time flies!) the sheer variety of beautiful carpets blew me away. From intense blue intricate motifs to traditional geometric reds. For this Friday afternoon I have collected a few interiors that wear the rug well..
Start with tradition – this is where you would expect to find a rug, in a hallway, but what I love here is the simple palette of naturals with black and white. The rug leads the eye and grounds a white space.
In a dark interior you need a little comfort, the rich grey/blue walls here are helped along by an ancient-looking berry red rug. I love how it lifts the atmosphere.
A large yellow rug (complete with pooch) warms up a cool palette.
Not your traditional bathroom rug but I love the rich red geometric shapes that add interest to a sophisticated space.
This London home is beautifully put together with a large modern rug that I’d happily shed my shoes for.
More is more in this personalised stairway. Books, art, tiny shoes, and a richly patterned ethnic rug.
This retro room boast a giant yellow sinkable rug that brings the sunshine in.
A mottled grey rug helps with the ‘zoning’ in this living room. The gorgeous landscape on the wall caught my eye too.
An intense palette of deep blue, jade green and an eye-popping yellow all come together for a corner-come-office. A pattern rug with a Greek feel neatly fits underfoot.
Honeycomb blue fits in nicely to a white washed room with stacks of books and a black leather couch.
And to end with a slice of calm, if in doubt go neutral. Layer textures and patterns in similar shades to capture that illusive serenity.
I hope you enjoyed this little look down, happy weekend!