We’ve decided against any carpets in our new house. Wood floor and painted floorboards it is.
We both love the look of it, it’s easy to keep clean but also I have become obsessed with rugs. Maybe it’s the Erica Davies effect…?!
We got our first rug last year from West Elm, a huge Beni one which covered almost the entire living room. It transformed the room, plus had the added bonus that we could take it with us when we moved and now it can transform another room (in time).
And my obsession has recently moved to more traditional rugs. I’m sure most of you follow Frances Loom on Instagram – she sells rugs every Thursday at 8am through her website and usually, they’re sold out by the following day. Her instagram is a a feast for the eyes and she has impeccable taste that mixes modern with traditional interior elements, something I’m trying to do with our Edwardian renovation. She even Photoshops interiors images so you can see how a rug can transform a room – genius.
I am always inspired by Hotel interiors, and Artist Residence is high up there in my kind of aesthetics. And I’ve just discovered they’ve launched their own interiors showroom too: Salisbury & Co where they sell similar wares from their hotels. The actual dream.
So now we are on the hunt for the perfect one. But we can’t afford an antique version sadly, so I have been researching online and here are a few affordable rugs I have come up with – personally I have my eye on the Next one and think it has amazing potential. But let me know if you’ve seen any good versions recently – I’m open to suggestions.
One of my favourite rugs by far is the jute rug, click here for inspo.