Autumn is my absolute favorite season and I’m beyond ready for it. Summer was beautiful this year — more so than most — but I’m ready for football, layers, and plaid! While I don’t have a lot of the classic pattern lining my wardrobe, I do have a few pieces for my home that I really look forward to digging out as soon as the temperature starts dropping below 50-degrees in the evenings.
The obvious way to bring out season patterns is through accessories and small textiles — think throws, kitchen linens, etc. But another way is by switching up your bedding. I have the sweetest set of light grey flannel plaid sheets that more or less live on my bed during the chilliest months of the year.
Done right plaid can look downright modern. It’s all about the setting you place it in as well as the style you choose. A pattern with fewer color tones and a larger graphic look does the trick quite nicely.
If you’d rather bring plaid into your space in a more year round permanent way I’d suggest sticking to that same idea. Stick to the same color family as your other large pieces, a big and bold pattern instead of a smaller more detailed one, and sleek lines.
When the word ‘bohemian’ comes to mind, I feel like it can go in one of two directions: bohemian florals or bohemian global. This applies to both fashion and home, so today I want to talk about the floral version of the boho trend. I feel like bohemian florals tend to have an old world, found kind of feeling… sort of like you found a super special gem in your grandmother’s closet or sitting room.
In terms of color, I think picking the right hues is of utmost importance. Darker grounds like burgundy and rich aubergine feel modern when popped with pale pastels and sagey shades of green. I also love when the florals are neutral on neutral, making the statement way less impactful and easily incorporated into any living room or bedroom.
The scale of floral motifs is also important, too. I suggest thinking within extremes — either super large scale or smaller scale that covers the entire surface of your rug. The idea is to think of it as an extension of your favorite floral maxi dress for summer; pale colors, bohemian botanicals, and all. Because this look can get quite overpowering, I also urge you to keep the rest of your space fairly neutral. Think of how lovely these rugs would be with a simple linen toss back sofa, some neutral pillows, and black and white photography hanging on the walls!
These days, interior design is less about having a home that looks straight out of a catalog and more about putting your personal stamp on a space. With all the thrift stores and flea markets out there, collecting one-of-a-kind pieces to make a one-of-a-kind style statement is both easy and fun! The result is spaces that combine unique vintage finds for an utterly fresh and modern effect.
If you’re on the hunt for floor coverings that complement your vintage modern decor, look no further than Southwestern rugs! The subtle patterns act as a neutral–tying together a collection of eclectic furnishings–and simultaneously bring their own flavor to the mix. Flat weave construction adds quiet texture, while a diverse range of palettes suits any situation. The beauty and versatility of a Southwestern rug will set the tone for a space as unique as you!
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!