Have a look at this innovative “carpet” design, containing 90% wood and inspiring so much elegance. Legno-Legno wooden rug from Ruckstuhl is a perfect alternative to a common carpet and a lot easier to maintain. Its wooden appearance make it a breeze to integrate in almost any modern interior, be it minimalist or eclectic. The designers nicely describe the project as a “pure wooden carpet that can still be rolled up, resulting in completely new possibilities of floor design“.
We don’t know about you guys, but we certainly appreciate the simple straight stripes and the exquisite effect this rug (found on The Awesomer) brings to a room. Add some comfortable blankets and pillows and the warm feeling it brings can be enhanced. A large array of colors is available for any of you willing to try it out in your home. Where you place it? Do you find this wooden rug to be an interesting addition for a contemporary home?
Now it’s my turn to share some Decoist design advice with you! First up, we see a grouping of small items displayed on the DIY Round Shelf I created for a previous Decoist post. When deciding what to display, avoid overcrowding your shelf in terms of weight and height. For a small round shelf like the one displayed in the two images below, lightweight items are essential. Plus, smaller items allow the shape of the shelf to truly shine. Also consider what’s on display near the shelf you’re styling. An example is the open shelving featured in my kitchen tour. I’ve filled it with an array of teapots, coffee pots, cake stands, serving trays and more. So when it came time to style the shelving of the nearby garden window, I kept it simple. Just a few items did the trick, preventing the kitchen from being overwhelmed by “stuff”.
Vega Architecture’s design for the Busch Home in Lakewood, CO is a wonderful example of how a sunken living room can still maintain a sleek, modern look. By keeping the depth of the pit fairly shallow and using furniture with clean, wooden lines, the space still feels light and airy. A pop of warm, lighter colored carpeting also creates a nice texture change when paired with the harder but more durable tile used on the higher level. When Amber Flooring installed their engineered prefinished square edge Stilnovo-Afrormosia planks throughout the Los Gatos home, they didn’t forget the living area’s conversation pit. Now the space is lined with the warm material, making it the perfect spot to curl up around the fireplace.