Hang a Rug as Art
Oct 01, 2012
One of the most common things I do during a design consultation in a client's home is to help them accessorize. Often they have a lot to work with but aren't sure where to put it all. Here's a quick example.
This client had hung two prints of similar size and subject matter on the same wall: one up high over the fireplace and one lower and to the side. The prints were fighting with each other. I suggested a different type of focal piece over the fireplace, something larger and textured. Like, say… a beautiful rug. My client's eyes lit up, and she ran down the hall and came back with a gorgeous silk rug her husband had bought for her 17 years ago in Asia. It had never been used because she was afraid the dog might ruin it.
Turns out, it was the perfect size and a nice color complement to the room. The added height is great for a wall with tall ceilings, and the difference in texture and style gives another layer of interest to the space. And now it's on display but protected from pets and other casualties of floor usage.
Do you need a little help arranging your favorite objects and art? We can accomplish a lot with just one hour of my time at your house in the Traverse City area. Just email me. —Diane Kolak, design consultant
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