I fell in love with this room today at one of my favourite blogs, Things that Inspire. It perfectly illustrates the following design rule which is; if you are installing an area rug that attracts this much attention, make sure you keep it the focal point of the room.
The only place the orange is repeated here is the drapery so it keeps the eye moving to the end of the room. The furnishings are neutral slipcovers and even the artwork, is quietly dramatic, it doesn’t shout–look at me, look at me (the rug does that already)! The wood paneled walls are a darker colour than the furniture (although the tones are the same) and this room actually has a calm feeling (even though there’s so much orange) because of the tasteful way it’s been decorated. I love the large scale floor lamps in the room as well as the fig tree (best tree to have inside).
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