Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to work with eSaleRugs on styling a photoshoot for several of their rugs. They asked me to put a mood board together to show the concept for three totally different looks, and I thought you might like to see my thought process, what we used and how the final shots turned out. You could think along the same lines when decorating a room in your home. I don’t think a rug should be an afterthought. In fact, it can be great starting point if you’re trying to pull everything together at one time.
The Monaco rug I styled is overall a really traditional pattern but the over dyed look is so on trend right now. I wanted to show how you can use a somewhat serious, muted rug and play it up with bold color and modern furniture and artwork:
This rug, from the Hamedan collection, is a one-of-a-kind Persian and is by far my favorite look. It would instantly warm up a room and I wanted to keep the overall feel for this shoot a bit more masculine, using a lot of texture (brass, leather, velvet, etc.) And, see the that bit of blue in the rug? I found a velvet bench that accentuated that even more:
The colors in the Spectrum rug instantly make me think “playful” but you don’t have to limit this rug to just a playroom. I wanted to pair it with a few modern accessories to show how this rug can also work to brighten up a more grown up space:
Also, a quick note about eSaleRugs in case you’re not familiar them. Although they’re based really close to where I live, I only vaguely knew about them before this project. . .
Here’s what I learned: they’re a family-owned company and have thousands upon thousands of rugs in their football field sized warehouses–both new and vintage (over 30,000 collections!). And, the best part (in my opinion): they offer FREE SHIPPING and RETURNS! How awesome is that? The single scariest thing about ordering a rug online, sight unseen, is the risk/expense of return shipping if you’re not happy with it in your space. None of that worry with eSaleRugs!
You can see more behind-the-scenes and styling tips here.
Thanks to eSaleRugs for sponsoring this project and post.