Swept Under the Rug

Area rugs are a complex topic.  They come in many qualities, styles, are made of many types of fibers and many price points.  They can be a neutral backdrop or can create the scheme and style of a room.

As a designer, one of my favorite things to work with a client on is rug selection and design.  A stunning rug can be the basis of a knock-out room and many times can become an heirloom.  Below are some rugs from one of my favorite companies, Surya.  They offer great design at all quality levels and all price ranges, most of all they offer rugs that are fun to look at.

To illustrate the point that a rug can make a room, I selected a rug and created the room below around it.  Although the rug is southwest inspired, I created a clean rustic eclectic room using items from contemporary lines like Baker Furniture, Room and Board, and Design Within Reach.


About sanctuaryhome

The Sanctuary Home blog was created in May 2009 to augment my interior design business, Jamie Foley Interiors. Below is the design philosophy that guides my business and this blog. A beautiful house isn’t a home unless it speaks to its occupants and fits their lifestyle in appropriate and unique ways. I believe that design can be approached in two ways. The first is from the gut, what feels right. The second is from a logical methodical perspective. I design using the second approach. I feel that having a reason why a piece is selected, having similar elements in the room or throughout the home makes it feel unified even if the similarities are not obvious to the casual observer. It makes a home feel special and contemplative. Building the interior of a home is a process. I create a plan for investment pieces that will last a lifetime, filling in with less expensive, less important pieces that can be replaced when they wear out or look dated with additional investment pieces or of the moment trendy items that update the home. Using vintage or antique pieces with new grounds a home. If everything in a home is new, it feels like a model home, it has no soul. If you use all old pieces, if feels like you live in a garage sale. The beauty is in the mix. Creating timeless interiors involves using pieces from all design styles. It gives the home a layered look and allows a home to look as if the pieces have been acquired over time. Using furniture from all one style or period makes a home look fussy and intimidating. I look forward to working with clients with all budgets and design aesthetics to create a home that special to their family. I encourage clients to express their individuality throughout the entire design process, this ensures your home fits your needs and will delight you every time you walk through the door.
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3 Responses to Swept Under the Rug

  1. Raina says:


    I can’t see the room, just the rug selections above.

  2. sanctuaryhome says:

    Ugh, sometimes technology gives me fits. Hopefully it is working now!

  3. Keri says:

    I can’t see it either, but I love the pics of all the rugs! So hard for us ordinary people to find great rugs!

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