west elm/connect homes!

last month i had the pleasure of meeting jared and gordon from connect homes, two amazing architects who have spent the past 4 years designing eco friendly, pre-fab homes. they asked if i would help them decorate one of their spaces along with west elm, one of my favorite retailers, for the dwell on design show this weekend- a total no brainer of course- and so we began!

my task was to implement a few key pieces from west elm and mix it in with some amazing vintage finds, right up my alley! with such a fabulous space to work with, and great pieces to choose from, i set out to create an eclectic mix that was livable, fun, hip, and inviting. after many nights of shopping ebay till the wee hours of the night, well technically, early mornings (4am!), i came up with some inspiration boards that detailed the master plan. since i hadnt seen the home yet, (it was still being built), i had to really rely on plans,  elevations and boards to make sure it all worked out well!

i think it turned out pretty well, hope you agree! xo

in la this weekend? come check it out at the dwell on design show today through sunday!

**photos by bethany nauert

layering rugs!

layering rugs is a great way to add color, define a space, and have some fun. it’s an especially great way to make a small vintage rug work in a space where you might  actually need more floor covering. we’re always finding the most amazing vintage and antique rugs that are at times small or an awkward shape, and now we can make them work without worry!

our favorite thing to do is layer a vintage, patterened rug over a large natural rug, like a jute or seagrass. but you can actually layer flatweaves on flatweaves, wools on dhurries, or even naturals on naturals, let your imagination run wild!

June MommyBlog Two Oh Twelve shows off a beautiful space using two rugs with similar coloring, we love that!

another great interior illustrating this idea was posted by Sharart Design where a vibrant flatweave was layered on top of a natural fiber rug!

it works for all styles including this beachy interior on House of Turquoise.

love the brightly colored kilim layered in this interior shown on  Apartment Therapy

Color Outside the Lines had some fun with animal print and their rugs.

on center or off center it look good anyway, thanks Design Sponge.

we love layering rugs and you will too!

get your fun vintage rugs at Rummage today and start layering!!