#1. This was the first rug I purchased for the Cross House parlor. It worked but was too…somber. Ross and somber is not a good combo.
#2. Y’all never saw this image before. This rug lasted ten minutes. It SHOULD have worked. But didn’t.
And it is now in the dining room, where it DOES work. The eventual colors of the room will complement the rug. The rug was, amazingly, $189.
#3. This was laid down yesterday. It’s lovey. But too matchy-matchy. Ross and MM is not a good combo. I plan to return the rug.
#16. The above, and all the following images, are photo-shopped. This is my favorite from yesterday’s post. It gives the room the jolt I have been seeking. But it’s like $800, more than I want to spend.
#18. This WAS my favorite from yesterday (and $319!) but I now see that it will not provide jolt. Ross craves jolt.
#19. I love this. But it’s $1800! Yikes!
#20. Love this. Plenty of jolt! Including the price: $1500.
#21. Interesting! I kinda like this! And but $440!
#22. Even better! This jolts the room. But the teal picks up the teal frieze and curtains. The darker color picks up the two tall chairs. And the white picks up the center table and the huge white-framed Hillary picture. At the moment, this is my favorite.
Ross excited. The rug has a fresh quality which I really like. It’s like Palm Springs deciding to chill in my Victorian-era parlor. This was also a popular pattern in the 1950s, the same decade the Knoll center table is from.
As is obvious from my favorites I am NOT looking for a rug which might have been in the room in 1894. From the very beginning, my goal has been to give the parlor a youthful, hip kinda vibe. I want to show that people
can have a contemporary look in an old house without knocking down walls, painting all the trim white and the walls taupe. And punching a million can lights into ceilings.
I have now looked at 3,856,922 rugs. I may continue. But I likely will not.