So after all my talk about graphic black and white as a means of pulling together a room, I purchased this rug from Homesense:
Sorry about the crappy photo but there was a flock of people around it and this was the best I could do without catching one of said shoppers in the frame. Why, you ask, would there have been a lot of shoppers looking at that rug? Well it is a 8×10, hand-knotted, wool rug and it was on clearance for $190 (regular $400 Homesense price and comparable at $600 plus elsewhere!) I couldn’t pass up the great deal, especially since we’re on a budget. I also decided that with a one year old walking around, it’s best to get a rug with a higher pile than the dhurrie rugs (more like a woven mat), I have been looking at. One final selling point of the carpet is that we already have a lot of mid-century furniture and I kind of like the fact that the stylized/abstracted Ikat pattern on the rug will lend the room a bit of an eclectic feel. I love modern furniture but it can tend to look sterile with nothing to break it up. I may still get a black and white rug for our bedroom though.
I have also added this chair to my ‘must buy’ list:
I can’t afford the original Philip Starck Ghost chair, however, there are a ton of knock-offs (gasp!) on the market. I have a sweet little fold-out maple writing desk from my grandmother and I think the Ghost is the perfect compliment–a marriage between old and new.
Outside of a couple more playful rugs for Viggo’s room, the only other decor items on my list are throw pillows. Because I went another direction with the carpet, I still really want to incorporate bold black and white in the living room and I think this decorative pillow from West Elm does the trick.
Photo courtesy of Etsy seller, LekaliaInteriors
I also really love this fawn pillow, available here