I’m basing three different looks on a single rug for this edition of Making it Yours, per a reader’s request. She wanted to know how to incorporate a traditional red rug with her more modern taste, so that’s exactly what I’ll be doing. When I announced it yesterday, many of you expressed interest because you, too, had a similar problem.
Today’s living room design bring in the color of the moment, mint, along with a deeper blue to counter all of the reds and golds in the carpet. The warm wood tones of the furniture, a little brass, and touches of red still speak to the rug (so it doesn’t feel like it was just plunked down in the space), and there’s a nice mix of round and curvy shapes to bring some femininity to the room. I chose art with a sense of humor to finish the look.
So, what do you think? We’ll see the red rug in another living room next time, but with a completely different color palette.