Thursday, August 21, 2014

To Rug or Not To Rug - the sequel!

So today my client and I met and I showed her the purple zebra rug and she loved it but her daughter didn't like it at all. She thought it was too busy and too flashy and she wanted a rug that was simpler and less contemporary - not a traditional rug, but a transitional rug that would be in style for many years to come. Well, I couldn't argue with that. So we looked and found a fabulous gray Tibetan rug that was 9' by 12' with a lot of texture and brought it first to the mom's home to see if it matched the baby grand piano that we were going to put in under yesterday. It did! So we brought it to the daughter's home and low and behold, we decided that it looked perfect in her family room - NOT the room off of the entryway with the piano. So we bought it! And the great news was that the Design Center in Houston was having a fabulous sale, so we got a great deal on it as well.  Here it is!

The only problem is that we still need a rug to go under the piano. So the saga continues! We will keep looking and I will keep you posted!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

To Rug Or Not To Rug?

Today one of my clients called me and asked me if her 30 year old daughter who is remodeling her apartment should keep her gray stained concrete floors or replace a section of those stained concrete floors off  her entryway (which will house a baby grand piano) with carpet. I was surprised. For the last few years my clients were only calling to ask me to rip out their carpet and replace it with either wood floors, natural stone floors or stained concrete floors - so I wondered if people are beginning to want a softer, more comfortable look or if my client was just not familiar with the new anti-carpet trends. I decided to be honest and told her that in my opinion, if her daughter wanted to carpet her bedroom, I'd agree that was a good idea but that most people and especially most young people today prefer stained concrete floors over carpet. I recommended that if she wanted to soften up the look of the stained concrete, that her daughter get a rug to put underneath her baby grand piano. And since her daughter is young and fun, she should purchase a fun looking rug like this marvelous purple zebra rug that I saw at Post Modern Traditions in the Design Center today. I think purple and gray look wonderful together so this rug will look fabulous atop gray stained concrete floors and I think the fact that the rug has black accents means it would complement and look fabulous sitting underneath an ebony baby grand piano! What do you think? Let me know at