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’m doing. Yesterday, we saw the rug paired with a cool palette of mint and blue.
I like to revisit items throughout the series, because who among us redecorates a room from scratch each time? It’s much more likely that we make small changes and work with what we already have. Here, we have our traditional red rug paired with the same sofa, coffee table, side table, and brass mirror. The pom-pom print and black faceted vases have also made a return. We’re heading over to a warmer palette though, with peachy pink and yellow, punctuated by bold black and white. If pink is not your color, imagine swapping it out in favor of warm yellows, creamy neutrals, or crisp white.
For the third and final look next week, we’ll see the rug in a home office/library. I’m thinking of going dark with the walls, and the furniture will either go super-mod with lucite, or it will lean industrial. Any preference?