We have a new rug, a hand-woven luxury rug from Layered. Our living room isn’t the biggest and it’s an awkward shape with a little nook, as I call it, in the corner. I’ve picked up a few rugs since we have stayed here and none felt quite right in the space. If you aren’t familiar with Layered, it is a new Swedish Interior Fashion brand offering quality rugs for our stylish, elegant homes.
‘All our rugs are woven in premium, stable and heavy weave by trusted manufacturers in India’
I have been trying to create something a little more sophisticated at home, introducing tonal greys and hopefully some nice lighting and keeping things simple. The Layered rug fits in, it immediately added style to my home. A little more patterned than I would normally go for, but I love it.
Now is your chance to win one and add some style to your home. I have partnered up with Layered to be in with a chance of winning Cubes Dark Nougat from the Signature Collection sized 250x350cm. All you have to do is follow @layered_official and myself on Instagram, commenting below why you need this fabulous rug in your home. You can also read more about the rug and see pictures I have taken of the Letters Elephant Gray rug from the Viscose Collection I have in my home. For more information about the brand you can visit www.layeredinterior.com.
The winner will be announced in a week (PS: Only applies to UK) Good luck!
The first wall I painted when we moved into our new home was the living room. I only decided to paint one wall and the small nook, but felt it just wasn’t right. I needed to paint the whole room. So, that is what I have done. I will show more after we have fitted new radiators and finally finished painting the doors, which are taking longer to paint than I imagined, as well as fitting new door handles and add lighting. I could go on and on because the list is that long. But then I question, Is a room ever completely finished? I don’t think it ever will be…
The paint colour used, is Lamp Room Gray from Farrow and Ball.
I mentioned briefly that we have put down some new unfinished pine floors in the boys room. We love them, the boys not so much. They enjoyed the carpet under their feet, I get that, it was just the carpet wasn’t the prettist. Since the short time it was down, the amount of spillages, pens marks, it wasn’t worth even thinking of replacing it with a lighter coloured carpet. So we opted for wooden floors. To give back the cozy feeling for the boys and their little feet, I am on the hunt for a rug, not just any rug, a Moroccan Berber rug. Who would have thought my strict colour palette of grey, white and black would even contemplate colour.
I want to keep the rest of the room simple. So far in the room we have some bunk beds, freeing up floor space, simple storage and I am currently in the middle of painting a wall in Oval Room Blue from Farrow&Ball and pimping some IKEA wardrobes with plywood. With all that going on, I think a Berber rug will add interest.
Its finding the nicest one that’s a challenge, as I want them all! But to narrow my search I like to look at a few of my favourites online. Paris Berbere, a great selection of all different rugs especially the popular Beni Ouarian rug. Another favourite is Edit58, as well as the rugs in the shop they offer a rug sourcing service where you can personally get help in sourcing your perfect rug. My newest find is a French shop called Fragments-Paris, who have some fantastic colourful rugs. And my last place I always have a look is Emily’s House London, a good selection of rugs all different sizes. Even though I’m on the hunt for a Boucherouite rug I would like a smaller Beni Ouarian rug for the top of the stairs and Emily’s House London have a great selection, at a good price for smaller sized spaces.
These are just my go to places but I am sure there are loads of good rug sourcing companies out there.
Oliver Furniture | Julie Ansiau | Paris Berbere | Fragments-Paris