The library and living room got an update!
Matching rugs, finally! This has been the vision from the beginning, but I messed around, experimenting with every other possible variation. Annie Selke has provided products in the past for my One Room Challenge spaces, and while I didn’t need a new rug for my ORC office, I was excited about working with them to get the double parlor settled. I ordered samples of different options I had been considering. Some were more colorful and some more plush, but I kept coming back to the classic greek key tufting of the Beekman rug in semolina, a great golden/wheat neutral.
I love color and a big, bold moment, but that’s not what I wanted here. The two spaces needed to be unified with something soft and understated. Quietly luxe.
The details in the Beekman rugs make these feel really special. They come in a handful of other colors, but obviously this one is my favorite. Plus it’s 100% wool, so the rugs will stand up to the kids and pets (we still have the guinea pigs and one cat, and when we’re ready, maybe another dog someday).
My rug design for Annie Selke will be available next year (!), and I’m looking forward to incorporating it into a room. For this space though, the tone on tone tufting and classic style is just right.
There are still things to do in here. I want to address the windows (hello, curtain rods that I hung forever ago!). The art could be more layered, especially in the library. The coffee table is not my favorite, the styling of the fireplace mantel could use some work, and I want to bring in more pattern. But overall it’s feeling really good. I like how it has evolved over time to come together.