I have been easing into a summer look this year, and my most recent change was to switch out rugs in the great room to add a lighter feel. I originally bought this striped rug for the kitchen, but when I found an antique one that I loved, the striped number moved to our bedroom.
Since we have sisal rugs in the great room, I like to add a smaller rug in front of the sofa for a layered look. I bought an antique tribal Moroccan rug that we use in the fall and winter a few years ago when Jordan and I rode our bicycles through the Sahara desert. One day I decided to just grab the blue and white striped rug and make a switch for the summer. I really liked the way it looks.
I will be adding some pillows with red and some pillows with navy for July through August because I love patriot colors in the summer. They just seem easy and festive to me, and that’s what summer is all about.
This is the fall/winter rug, and although it has my favorite colors in it, it is clearly not a summer time look.
I love the blue rug because it looks just like one in the movie, Something’s Gotta Give. Her house was located at the beach, and even though we live in a townhouse in the city, I can always pretend I hear the ocean nearby. A girl can dream, right? And this rug makes it easy.