So many people ask me what my “style” is, and honestly, I don’t have an answer for them. Rather than collecting items that “go” together, I’m much more driven to create a particular feeling in a room.
My design process often starts with two significant decisions: the color of the walls, and the piece that anchors the entire room. When considering an anchor piece of decor, rugs are far and away my favorite way to switch up the tone and feel of a space.
If you’re a regular follower, you already know my obsession with rugs. Over the years, I’ve collected more rugs than I’ve got floors. Lucky for me, by swapping out a rug, I can completely change the feeling of a room while keeping everything else the same; same furniture, same room, different rug, new atmosphere. Let me prove it to you.
But before we get to any side-by-side comparisons, let’s talk about what I mean by driving your decor choices by “feeling” rather than a cohesive style. With so many of us spending time at home these days, I thought it would be a great time to share with you the three questions I ask myself when designing a space.
Once you establish how you want to feel in the room, you can plainly see how your feelings are connected to your decor decisions.
Our family’s primary design priorities fall into two categories: visually defining an area and adding texture. Both in our home and in our studio, we use rugs to divide the different spaces designated for various activities. At the studio, we want corners that bring a softness to our industrial space that can give us some reprieve from staring at computer screens all day. And we also need areas to come together for meetings, both internally and with new clients.
You’ll see that through simple variations of texture and color, you can set two completely different tones, just by making a small tweak on your floor.
Loloi is our favorite go-to rug resource. They have a variety of styles, quality materials, and an accessible price point that makes their rugs perfect for our heavily-used spaces. With so many options, it can be overwhelming to decide on a rug for your space. Just remember to go back to those questions, and you’ll find yourself locating the perfect rug solution in no time.
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BY Kate Arends - April 21, 2020
Thank you for being here. For being open to enjoying life’s simple pleasures and looking inward to understand yourself, your neighbors, and your fellow humans! I’m looking forward to chatting with you.