Area rugs offer a functional and a visual layer of design.
They anchor the seating group they’re under and add to a room’s design appeal.
In a neutral space, this decor element can even be a focal point. Or just add to the overall warmth of a space.
The trick is determining the scale of area rugs. You don’t want it to be too small or too large. Usually I find clients choosing a rug that is smaller than it should be for the area it’s anchoring.
MODERN-RUGS.CO.UK (an online rug company) has a wonderful infographic that takes all the guesswork out of this design dilemma. It will make all the difference in the overall look and feel of your rooms.
http://nancymeadowsdesigns.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/rugdont.jpg
Until next time…
Blessings from my home to yours,
Nancy
Dedicated to helping you live your rooms—not the other way around
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When you think of flooring, what first comes to mind?
Usually, carpets, hardwood, or tile.
But there are so many other choices you may not have thought of. Different flooring selections that are interesting, very appealing, and functional as well.
Take a look at these examples and see if it doesn’t give you some new ideas to give your home a fresh sense of personality.
They’re presented by YANIC SIMARD, Houzz contributor and Toronto interior designer.
Until next time…
Blessings from my home to yours,
Nancy
Dedicated to helping you live your rooms—not the other way around
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I love visiting showhouses. I see them with a designer’s eye and enjoy them from that viewpoint. However, they are usually over the top in terms of size and content. After all, they are a “show” house. While we can gather good ideas that we can apply to our own design, most of us don’t live in them, nor do we want to.

It’s the same with the photos we see in shelter magazines. They look perfect and they are because they’ve been staged to make them the most photographically appealing.

The thing is, we don’t live that way, and we’re not perfect, nor should we be. We don’t want invisible signs that read, “don’t sit here or don’t touch that.” We want our homes to be warm and welcoming, but we want a place where we can feel free to put our feet up. If the bed isn’t perfectly made, so what? If we are too tired at night, if we choose to fling our clothes over a chair until morning, who cares?

In a sentence, we want a home that is esthetically pleasing and supports us in the way we choose to live.

The photos shown below are from Home Decor Arcade. They may not be your particular style, but they are fresh-looking and simple. They are uncluttered, but not perfect. They’re real-looking and they look like real people live there— free to laugh, cry, quarrel, and love in. Isn’t that what we all want from our home? Real people, real life, a real lived-in home.

Interesting Living Room Design
interesting living room design

Interesting Living Room Design Bright
interesting living room design bright

Interesting Living Room Design Colorful
interesting living room design colorful

Interesting Living Room Design Stylish
interesting living room design stylish

Interesting Living Room Design Bedroom
interesting living room design bedroom

Interesting Living Room Design Passage
interesting living room design passage

Until next time…

Blessings,
Nancy

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I recently helped one of my baby boomer clients re-create a space that she wanted to use for her grandchildrens’ room when they came to stay over. The room had hardwood  floors and they needed softening, esp. for “little rug rats.”

One of my favorite flooring solutions are FLOR carpet tiles. They’re inexpensive and very easy to install. The best part? If a tile becomes stained, you can just replace it with a new one. No glue is used, so it’s not difficult at all.

They come in a gazillion colors, patterns, and textures. They even have round shapes available. As they are tiles, you can unleash the “artist” in you and design your very own pattern.

Other things I love about this company, is their ultimate goal is to use only renewable and recycled raw materials. They already are Green Label Plus certified as low VOC emitting material. This is important when you have little ones who are playing on them. You don’t need a carpet pad as they are virtually skid-proof.
contemporary kids by Alexander Johnson Photography

eclectic kids by Elizabeth Gordon

modern kids by Rachel Reider Interiors
If this sounds like it could for you, call 866.281.3567 or www.FLOR.com for a free catalog.

Until next time…

Blessings,
Nancy

 

Images: houzz.com

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