We all know how daunting the task of finding a large rug for a great price can be so Dabito from Old Brand New is here to help! In his latest post, Dabito shares some of his favorite large rugs–8×10 to be exact–under $500. You’ll see rug styles ranging from Beni Ourain inspired rugs to kilim to jute to blue…let the browsing begin!
Now that we’re officially in the hottest days of the summer season, I’ve noticed a shift in the colors that catch my eye. Maybe I have a tropical vacation in mind (guilty), but everything I’m loving right now is inspired by beachy vibes in a very retro kind of way. The look is very beachy, but not in a coastal vein. Instead, it’s more about earthy colors, bold tropical motifs, and global ambience.
Besides the obvious tones of golden yellow, this trend’s color palette also includes terra cotta, olive green, dusty grey, and sandy beige. Truth be told, the palette is inspired by all the hues you’d find at a sun-bleached beach resort. The vibe sort of has that feel, too — super casual and laidback, with lots of bohemian influence.
This trend can also veer into a more tried-and-true tropical look, complete with on-trend palm trees, enlarged leaves, and sand-inspired stripes. While this look can end up looking quite Hawaiian shirt, it can also be very sophisticated. The essential component to consider is color palette, as well as overall number of tropical elements. I suggest sticking to one or two statement pieces to get those gold coast vibes, while leaving the rest of your home fairly neutral. What’s especially fun with this trend is that it lends itself rather nicely to the inclusion of jet black within your color palette. Don’t be afraid to mix in onyx lacquered pieces and darker tones!
Cafés provide rich fodder for inspiration: just imagine the pleasure of the first sip of coffee in the morning, the happy bustle in your favorite café, the beauty of coffee art on your latte, or savoring the rich scent of freshly ground beans in the market. Today we will walk through the process of translating a mood board (shown above) to some concrete ideas for decorating a room. First, let’s take a closer look at that mood board. The images I’ve chosen feature beautiful coffee art, a café scene, as well as a few interiors that use the rich tones of coffee and cream. I’m noticing rich wood, textiles in warm brown and cream, artwork in natural tones, and pale, creamy walls.
To bring this to life in your space, start with the “envelope” of your room: the floors and walls. Deep espresso-stained wood floors paired with pale cream walls create a lovely, soothing backdrop for a range of neutral hues in this open, loft-like space. Industrial style wood and metal furnishings call to mind both vintage schoolhouses and cafés, while an eclectic assortment of textiles on the bed brings warmth and tells an interesting visual story.
Or, for a fun twist, put the “coffee” color on the walls with a feature wall made from cork tiles, and paint the floors fresh white. A worn wood farm table paired with sleek, modern white chairs creates pleasing contrast between old and new. This space would be perfect for a creative who works from home, as you could use it as a dining room in the evening, and pin inspiration and notes right to the wall during the work day.
Enrich a warm neutral scheme with a luscious rug covering the floor. Playing with texture helps a neutral space look and feel more interesting, so consider going with a nubby natural fiber, plush Moroccan style, or even a rug woven with leather.
Are you inspired by a coffee and cream palette or café style? Share your thoughts in the Comments!
Can you even believe it’s July? I, for one, cannot. It seems like just yesterday I was carrying around an extra sweater to take away the chill in the morning and once the sun goes down for the day… but now the days are longer and the colors are reminiscent of the desert, both in my home and in my wardrobe.
There’s something about desert hues that just feels so right for summer, especially as the months get hotter and longer. Spice tones are a great accent for both fashion and home. When I think of this theme, I’m especially drawn to rope details, kilim patterns, even textural monochromatic neutrals.The vibe is really casual and relaxed, with lots of layering but in a light, airy sort of way. For example, I’d totally pair together both of these great patterned pillows from Surya. Or even asymmetrically layer the oval rope rug over the more pattern-dense kilim. This look is definitely all about the layers.
There’s also something about this trend that feels very bohemian to me, too. Maybe it’s all of the global, vintage-inspired patterns or the dusty, neutral tones, but this is exactly what I envision when I daydream about having a yurt in the middle of Joshua Tree one day.