I am super excited to share today's post which is in collaboration with Chairish. If you aren't familiar with Chairish, it is an online reseller of design-oriented home furnishings and one of my favorite places to shop and gain inspiration (see this post and this post). So when the people at Chairish asked me to be a part of a blogger series focused on using area rugs as design inspiration I was more than happy to participate.
One of things I love about Chairish is the ability to find designer goods as a fraction of the price. In this case, a Madeline Weinrib Westley Cotton Carpet in Thunder. MW rugs are of excellent quality, have great patterns and colors while still remain a classic piece that will stand the test of time. Generally speaking, shopping for rugs can be really difficult. They are costly, need to be highly functional and can really set the design for the whole room. In conceptualizing a room centered around this particular MW carpet, I thought of a space that would have a cool sort of moody, eclectic feel. The carpet has a large, graphic pattern of tan and black so I wanted to find pieces that would both complement the carpet's bold design but also contrast it with warmer, curvier elements.
I then thought about introducing color. These vintage poufs by Karl Springer in a dark blue raw silk sort of make the room. They are a complete statement piece with their solid brass base and rich color. I also really like that the dark blue is a bit unexpected when paired with the black in the rug.
The Scandinavian teak and glass table also found on Chairish does the perfect job of bringing together the color tones of both the sofa and poufs. I also think having the smoke glass filtering the pattern of rug would create an added level of interest in the space while still allowing the carpet to be the main focal point in the room.
Finally, the Gaetano Sciolari chandelier just finishes of the space creating interest from the floor all the way up to the ceiling.