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Layer, People, Layer!

Layer, People, Layer!

 

Hi, readers!  Long time no talk, my friends!

I’ve been thinking a lot about layered rugs these days.

Like this!

cowhide example

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I’m basically telling nearly every client these days to layer, and I often show them the picture above to try to illustrate how it might look.

But why??   Well, layering instantly takes your room up a notch.  AND it makes a room feel more dressed up and more cozy, all at once.

Here’s my attempt in my own living room.  You can see a faux zebra leg sticking out.

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Cowhide (or a faux zebra) layered over sea grass is my favorite look these days.

This is a great example:

bleecker chairs

 

 

Very beachy girly!  I LOVE it!

 

 

 

 

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 Nice, neutral living room.   Wouldn’t you just feel like a total adult if you owned this living room?

neutral living room

 

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This is Lauren Liess‘ old master bedroom.  Fresh and light and au naturel. 

lauren liess bedroom

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I’ve had some people feel squirmy about cowhide / faux zebra rugs though, and I totally get that.

A nice shag rug (sometimes also known as a Flokati) can be a great alternative.

Like this:

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Or this:

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And hello!  This is a fine example of a patterned flatweave rug with a shag layered over it.  Not everything has to be sea grass.

 

You may already know that I’m officially nutso over Beni Ourain Moroccan rugs.

Awesome example below:

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There’s also the whole Morrocan rug, patchwork Boho thing going on right now:  

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But I think my personal style might be a little more buttoned up:

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 Swoon!

 

2 Comments
  • Carolyn Mackesy

    April 22, 2016 at 12:42 PM Reply

    I have just purchased a cream color 7×11 shag area rug. My sectional is navy blue and accent chair is different shades of blue and grays. Three walls are painted light gray and one wall deep navy. I love the look but feel like I could layer another rug over top of the shag for some more tecture? I thought maybe a cowhide? Any other suggestions? Room is small. Could you send some potential pics?

    • Lorri Dyner

      May 23, 2016 at 9:51 AM Reply

      Sounds like a beautiful room! YES I totally recommend a cowhide. See if you can get a pure ivory colored one, or oatmeal colored. Adds texture but not a ton of color.

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