Monday, May 21, 2012

What's a rug to do?

Many of my clients struggle with what kind of a rug they should get. It can be exhausting, because it's usually a case of trial and error. You lug a rug home from the store with sweat dripping down your brow only to find it looks horrible with your curtains and sofa. One of my favorite "go to rugs" is the Flokati. It just seems to work in every room and give it that design mag look. I feel I shouldn't be telling you this trade secret. I hope you will still contact me for your interior design needs. After all you still need furniture and accessories right? Here is some inspiration to achieve your Flokati look. Also, check out the version at Anthropologie for $598. Xo ~ Annie
via Jonathan Adler (he loves a flokati)
(above)via atlanta homes and lifestyles (below)via palmer weiss
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Monday, May 14, 2012

Connecticut Master with Study Retreat

The latest MyDiab design was for a family moving from Brooklyn to a lovely home in Connecticut. The mission was to create a Master/Study retreat that had a coastal style with a twist of industrial (there is always a twist). The client wanted a soft look with pops of color. They sent me their inspiration images which got me running in the right direction. I selected an upholstered headboard with hotel bedding and grasscloth accent wall for that soft feel. I added the pop with a rug, pillows and quilt. I brought in the industrial vibe in small doses with accent lamps. I think these space designs will help this family transition nicely from city to suburb. Happy Decorating! X0 ~ Annie
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