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I can’t think of a better way to instantly change a room’s look for little effort than adding or updating the area rug. Whether it’s bold colors and graphical prints, or subtle tones and a traditional pattern, an area rug can anchor your conversation area, provide zip to a neutral room, or be the one change that you can make until a full room makeover is in your budget.
Here are a few of my favorite new releases for 2013!
All of the above rugs are available through Gina McMurtrey Interiors.
For pricing and availability, contact us today!
Pantone® Color of the Year: Emerald
“Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.”
Emerald Green is a saturated, exciting color that can be used in any design style–traditional, contemporary, cottage, etc. Psychologically, it invokes feelings of wealth and stature, health and renewal, so what a great color to bring into your home!
You can add touches of Emerald into your room if the overall space is neutral through the balanced use of rugs, lamps and textiles. A great place to start with any pop of color is the rug. Not only does it anchor your conversation area, but it draws your eye to the room’s foundation. Next, play on the green hue in throw pillows. You don’t have to be matchy-matchy. Stay within a shade or two of the hue and you’ll be right on track. And yes, it’s OK to mix patterns–as a matter of fact, it’s much more interesting! To round out the room, add a green glass vase or bright piece of art outside the seating arrangement and at opposite sides of the room to create balance and there you have it!
But how about going all in with a bold base of green paint? I’ve had a personal dream of green walls since my first year of design school. Benjamin-Moore’s “Green Meadows 2040-20″ is a gorgeous, rich green that can set the mood for the room. Temper the vibrancy with touches of sea blue and yellow and natural tones of brown or grey. The palette will likely lift your spirits and invigorate your senses. Aaahhh! Now doesn’t that sound soothing?
Use the above room-starter items to begin your room’s transformation (available through Gina McMurtrey Interiors LLC) or contact us to schedule a consultation on how to bring Emerald in with your existing furnishings.
It’s been an incredible year! I am so very thankful for the wonderful opportunities I’ve had to work with some great clients and on fun projects. Designing award-winning rooms is only as good as those who implement the plan, and I am so thankful for a reliable team of contractors and subcontractors in whom both I and the client can communicate well with and feel confident in their skill.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to the following individuals and companies who brought our plans into being:
• Bob Scranton, Scranton Construction
• Craig Sloan, CAS Builders
CARPET, GRANITE, TILE & STONE
• Aaron Paddock, The Carpet Shoppe
• Jim Getek, Quality Tile (Installer)
CABINETRY & CLOSET
• Richard Dudden, Mudpuppy
• Matt Elliott, Elliott Painting
• Sarah Huffman, Faux Painting
• Amanda Satterlee, The Lighthouse Gallery
• Darellene Sosebee, Southern Materials (Plumbing Fixtures)
• Gavyn Sky (Original Art)