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Get the Look: 40 Neutral Taupey Gray Rugs

I kinda want to redecorate my living room. (Husband, if you’re by some off chance reading this, don’t freak out.) But, I’m not going to. I love my pale green walls, and blue accessories, but, I don’t know, I’m just kind of over the patterned rug and bold statements in general. I’m feeling more like cozy neutrals, and installing a gas fireplace. But, like I said, probably I won’t. At least now at this point. I mean, when would I even find the time? I have enough time, however, to do some window shopping for taupey, gray rugs. We actually do need to replace the rug in the family room (again), and that’s the existing color scheme. (I would, however, like to tweak the paint color.) I really love some of these rugs, especially the ones with the muted, blown-out patterns. And that jellyfish is kind of awesome.

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S H O P P I N G

1 Dama Vintage Rug

Texture Dove Rug

3 Jellyfish Rug

4 Flame Stitch Rug

5 Windsor Collection Rug

6 Chevron Rug

7 Eden Squares Rug

8 Offset Stripe Dhurrie

9 Leslie Doris Blau Vintage Swedish Rug

10 Turkish Kilim Rug

11 Lash Rug

12 Macrame Rug

13 Anemone Rug 

14 Bentink Furniture Keep Calm Rug

15 Thomas Paul Iconic Rug

16 Natural Hide Patchwork Rug

17 Safi Rug

18 Martha Stewart Faux Bois Rug

19 Snow Peak Rug

20 Magical Thinking Rug

21 Cadiz Patchwork Rug

22 Texturas Rug

23 Hedy Rug

24 Sasha Rug

25 Stacked Symmetry Rug

26 Lavali Rug

27 Tangier Rug

28 Gandia Blascoe Championes Rug

29 Pencil Stripe Rug

30 Harbor Rug

31 Waverly Rug

32 Fonda Rug

33 Agave Rug

34 Cococozy Blossom Rug

35 Masinissa Rug

36 Assembly Home Wave-Stripe Rug

37 Bentink Furniture Nordic Cariboo Rug

38 Giraffe Rug

39 Madeline Weinrib Tessa Carpet

40 Partridge Rug


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Scheming: Meredith and Daniel’s Master Bedroom

If you read my blog post about gray sofas earlier this month, then you know I have sashayed into the realm of decorator. To recap: A friend asked me to decorate her new four bedroom apartment in New York City. There’s no construction, kitchens or baths involved; it’s the paint and wallpaper, furniture, rugs, lighting, and accessories. There are a few pieces making the move that I’ll need to integrate, and the toddler’s room is pretty much set, leaving the master bedroom, nursery, guest bedroom/office, playroom, living room, and dining room.

The master bedroom seemed like the easiest place to start. Meredith is really drawn to this bedroom, particularly the jade color, designed by New York City designer Fawn Galli.

Designed by Fawn Galli

I’m a huge fan of Fawn’s work. In this room, I  love the dramatic green headboard and wallpaper with surreal  tree forms. However, the bedroom that really spoke to me for this project was the one I wrote about for TradHome, by San Francisco designer (of whom I am equally enamored), Palmer Weiss.

Designed by Palmer Weiss

Some of the differences between the two rooms reflect how my tastes and Meredith’s can differ. She tends to favor curvier, more feminine styles, while I really like more spare, hard-edged lines. Luckily, blue and green are both of our go-to colors.

She knew she wanted an upholstered headboard. After sifting through styles and swatches from Jonathan Adler, Dwell Studio, Serena & Lily, West Elm, Crate & Barrel, Ballard,  Williams-Sonoma, Oly, Cisco, Vanguard, and Lee Industries, we chose the Serena & Lily Pondicherry trimmed with nickel nailheads. We haven’t confirmed an exact fabric yet, but it will be white.

For wallpaper on the bed wall, we ordered samples from Walnut Wallpaper, Graham & Brown, Burke Decor,and indie designers’ sites. I didn’t find a jade green—most were sea foam or pale sky blue. She liked several, and we narrowed it to two choices: Grow House Grow! ‘Mme. Jeanne’ and the new Timorous Beasties ‘Butterflies,’ which we have yet to see IRL (in real life).

Master bedroom floor plan

Which decorating scheme do you prefer?  
Feel free to leave feedback. Remember, I’m new at this.

Scheme #1

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Scheme #2

S H O P P I N G

Scheme #1
Wallpaper:
Grow House Grow! Mme. Jeanne, Grow House Grow!

Bed:
Serena & Lily Pondicherry Bed with Nailheads, Serena & Lily.

Nightstands:
Malibu Loft by Somerset Bay Concave Side Chest, Zinc Door.
Bungalow 5 Jacqui Side Table, Clayton Gray Home.
Jonathan Adler Preston Side Table, Jonathan Adler.

Rugs:
Suzanne Kasler Oria Flower rug,  Safavieh.
Jill Rosenwald ‘Fallon’ flat weave wool rug,  Hayneedle.
Surya Spectrum wool rug, RugStudio.
Suzanne Kasler Athene wool & silk rug, Zinc Door.
Martha Stewart Ikat Marsh wool & silk rug, Zinc Door.
Frontier Moroccan flat weave wool rug, Zinc Door.
Bowron vintage shearling rug, Burke Decor.

Chandeliers:
Arteriors Caviar Staggered Pendant, Candelabra.
Calais Glass Chandelier in Aquamarine,  Z Gallerie.

Dressers:
World’s Away Studly Lacquer Dresser, The Well Appointed House.
Jonathan Adler Channing 6-Drawer Dresser, Jonathan Adler.

Scheme #2
Wallpaper:
Timorous Beasties Butterflies,  Timorous Beasties.

Bed:
Serena & Lily Pondicherry Bed with Nailheads, Serena & Lily.

Nightstands:
Bungalow 5  Jacqui Side Table, Clayton Gray Home.
Malibu Loft by Somerset Bay Concave Side Chest, Zinc Door.

Rugs:
David Easton Paro Grid wool & silk rug, Zinc Door.
Shabati Paxi wool & acrylic rug, Zinc Door.
Surya Spectrum ivory rug, Hayneedle.
Thomas O’Brien Deco Garden wool & silk rug, Zinc Door.
Surya Thom Filicia Griffith Park wool & viscose rug, Buy.com.

Chandeliers:
(Existing) Five-Light Coral Branch Chandelier, Ballard Designs.
Arteriors Caviar Chandelier, The Well Appointed House.

Dressers:
Bennett Lowboy Dresser, Zinc Door.
Malibu Loft by Somerset Bay 12-Drawer Dresser, Zinc Door.
Vanguard Mirrored Chest, Horchow.

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Get the Look: 51 Floor Lamps

Following up on last week’s Montage: 43 Rooms with Floor Lamps, here are 51 floor lamps in lots of different colors, finishes, shapes, and styles. Scroll down for links for where to buy.

 

Row 1:
’50s Jielde Lyon Floor Lamp designed by Jean Louis Domecq, SOLD at Almond Hartzog, 1st Dibs.
AJ Floor Lamp designed by Arne Jacobsen for Louis Poulsen, $882 at DWR.
Tri-P Floor Lamp by Foscarini/Diesel Home, $729 at Lumens.

Row 2:
Foscarini Caboche Floor Lamp designed by Patricia Urquiola & Eliana Gerotto, $3,553 at All Modern.
Jonathan Adler Lancaster White Leather Floor Lamp, $636.91 at Lamps Plus.
Marset Scantling Floor Lamp designed by Mathias Hahn, $1,010 at Y Lighting.

Row 3:
Swisslamps 1956 Robert Hausmann Kristall Floor Lamp, $5,500 at Downtown, 1st Dibs.
Beacon Floor Lamp, on sale $199 at CB2.
Pablo Cortina 60-Inch Floor Lamp designed by Pablo Pardo, $ 390 at DWR.

Row 4:
Robert Abbey Shinto Tripod in Wrought Iron, $302.50 at All Modern.
Flos Glo-Ball Floor Lamp designed by Jasper Morrison, $792 to $1112 at Hive.

Row 5:
Sonneman Quadratto Swing Arm Floor Lamp in Satin Nickel, $600 at All Modern.
Foscarini Tress Media Floor Lamp designed by Marc Sadler, $1,349 at Y Lighting.
Excel Floor Lamp by Rich Brilliant Willing, $1,200 at Wright Now, 1st Dibs.

Row 6:
Moooi Trix Floor Lamp designed by Marcel Wanders, $452 at Hive.
Tom Dixon Felt Shade Floor Lamp, $505 at Lumens.
Moooi Dandelion Floor Lamp, $2,912 at Lightology.

Row 7:
Pablo Brazo Floor Lamp, $460 at Neena’s.
Pipes Floor Lamp at Showplace, 1st Dibs.
1950s Artluce Multicolor Floor Lamp, price upon request at Eccola, 1st Dibs.

Row 8:
Allen Resin Floor Lamp, $349 at Crate & Barrel
LZF Sioux Floor Lamp, $1,788 at O Lighting.
Flos Stylos designed by Achille Castiglioni, $1,228 at Unica Home.

Row 9:
Tolomeo Mega Floor Lamp designed by Michele De Lucchi & G. Fassina, $983 at Hive.
Foscarini Birdie Floor Lap designed by Ludovica + Roberto Palomba, $747 at Lumens.

Row 10:
Slamp: Bach Floor Lamp, $508 to $968 at O Lighting.
Sonneman Treluci Piccolo Floor Lamp, $1,400 at Y Lighting.
Virtual Comfort Hudson Floor Lamp designed by Thomas O’Brien, $839.90 at Neena’s.

Row 11:
Umbrella Floor Lamp, $220 at Lightology.
Foscarini Havana Floor Lamp designed by Jozeph Forakis, $602 at Lightology.
Flos Spun Floor Lamp designed by Sebastian Wrong, $1,592 at Hive.

Row 12:
Drink Floor Lamp designed by Donegani and Lauda, $676 at Y Lighting.
Flos Arco designed by Achille Castiglioni & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni , $2,696 at O Lighting.

Row 13:
Pablo Link Task Floor Light designed by Peter Stathis, $420 to $440 at Lumens.
Kartell Toobe Floor Light designed by Ferruccio Lavian, $620 at Hive.

Row 14:
Taper Shade Floor Lamp, $199 at West Elm.
Vibia I.Cono Floor Lamp designed by Lievore, Altherr & Molina, $1,405 at Y Lighting.

Row 15:
Foscarini Twiggy Lettura Floor Lamp designed by Marc Sadler
, $1,897 at Lumens.
Bolio Floor Lamp, $1,108.28 at Y Lighting.

Row 16:
LZF Link Large Floor Lamp by Ray Power, $1,776.80 at Y Lighting.
David Trubridge Reed Bamboo Floor Lamp, $4,120 at Y Lighting.
Fabbian Twirl D49 Floor Lamp in Blue, $849 at Neena’s.

Row 17:
Woody Floor Lamp with Red Silk Dupioni Shade, $384 at Y Lighting.
Encaixe Floor Lamp designed by Alturo Alvarez, $1,795 at Lumens.
Z-BAR Gen 3 LED Floor Lamp, $324 at Y Lighting.

Row 18:
Gubi Grasshopper Floor Lamp designed by Greta Grossman, $875 at DWR.
Foscarini Orbital designed by Ferruccio Laviani, $1,844 at Lumens.
Tripod Wood Floor Lamp, $249 at West Elm.

Row 19:
Lights Up! Flight Floor Lamp in Anna Green, $280 to $396 at 2Modern.
Moooi Position Floor Lamp, $5,448 at Lightology.
Vibia Jazz Floor Lamp designed by Diego Fortunato, $2,185 at Interior-Deluxe.

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