For this project our clients were after a Cape Cod beachy vibe but with a comfortable, timeless aesthetic. To start, we anchored the fireplace wall with bench seats and built in shelving so I chose a deep blue hue for the entire wall, appropriately named “Ocean Floor”, to bring it all together as one statement piece.
Then I added timeless elements like the natural marble surround, white oak floors, and brushed gold sconce lighting.
When it came time to choose an area rug I wanted something that would enhance the vibe we were after and bring it to life so I was absolutely thrilled to have the chance to work with Revival Rugs on this project. Here’s the process I went through to find the perfect rug!
Step One: Choosing the style
Since I had a pretty neutral backdrop I wanted to find something that would add some pattern and color to the space. In the end, with the New England coastal heritage inspiration in mind, I decided to focus on a vintage style rug.
Step 2: The Color Palette
When I saw the pinks and corals in this vintage one of a kind piece I knew it would pair beautifully with our deep blue backdrop and enhance our coastal theme. The pattern details and soft textures are absolutely gorgeous!
As a very important side note, I chose a rather large 7’x11′ rug for this project and was thrilled that it arrived in a few short days neatly folded in a compact, easy to transport package. I am also certain that my husband was equally as excited that I didn’t have to ask him to help me with it!
Step 3: Sizing The Rug
I was working with a pretty large room (16’x24′) so we focused the main seating area in front of the fireplace. Here are some general tips for sizing your rug:
- Measure your room and deduct 6″ from each wall. This will give you your maximum size rug.
- Measure your furniture to make sure that your new rug works with your pieces.
- Choose a rug pad
- Decide if your rug will float in front of your furniture or if it will sit under it.
I am so happy with how perfectly this rug completes this room! The beautiful pattern, rich colors, and soft textures made it all come together.