There has been an injection of Modern Americana color in our family room. It all started with the moroccan trellis rug in navy. The deep color and oversized pattern helped break up the beige on beige action with the ottoman and carpet. Here is an aerial view comparison of the before and after shots:
The color injection continued onto the couch with turquoise and red pillows. The chevron pillows are from Nena Von. I also purchased 4 down pillow inserts from Nenavon. I have been really impressed with the quality. I made the red pillows with Twirly indoor/outdoor fabric in American Red. For protection against the boys, I scotch-gaurded the chevron pillows. The red pillows are indoor/outdoor fabric and should be able to hold their own.
I love this Moroccan trellis rug. I have never ordered a rug online and I was a little skeptical. The reviews and description were helpful, but you never know for sure until you see it in person. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and texture of the rug. It has a really dense loop-pile, which is actually called flat weave. It is a nice thickness to use over carpet without adding extra plushness. It is also easy to roll the ottoman on.
I am breaking all kinds of “rug rules” in this room. Supposedly, the guideline for rug sizing states either all the furniture in the room should be on the rug or all the furniture should be completely off the rug. Well, rules are meant to be broken right? With the couch on an angle, to fit a large 8 x 10 rug on the same angle we had to sit the front couch legs on the rug. Otherwise the rug in the opposite corner would be curled up where it met the wall. As you can see, the front of the couch is on the rug, the ottoman lives on the rug, and the Eames chair is completely off the rug. I still think it works.
Pretty soon I will be breaking more rules with more furniture. The Eames chair will move back to the other side of the room, like in the before picture. As depicted in the Modern Americana mood board, I plan to add two leather armless chairs in front of the windows with a small end table in between. The chairs will most definitely break the “rug rules”, because of the angle of the rug. Forget the rules. Rules don’t matter if you love the rug and love the room.
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