When it came to furnishing the San Francisco apartment together I share with my husband, rugs were actually one of the trickier decisions. I have such a hard time picturing how a rug will look in a room and often times it seems hard to see the actual color details in a photo online. However, rugs (along with lamps) are what I think helps make a home feel cozy and lived in. Our place is SF has wall-to-wall hardwood floors so we needed to pick rugs for both practical (we had to cover 75% of the floors for lease purposes) and decor purposes (the spaces flow together and needed to be anchored as separate).
The rug we envisioned for our bedroom was the hardest to find but we love it so much that its become our favorite room. With the exception of two lacquered bright orange night stands we got from Scout in Dallas, all of the furniture we had for the space was pretty neutral and we needed the rug to tie everything together. Thanks to the help of Bailey, who I default to for just about every single design decision, we narrowed in on the Mirabelle rug from Lulu & Georgia as the perfect choice.
The classic design with the central medallion is exactly what we had in mind but the worn-in look and the multiple color options available proved to be both a blessing and a curse. For us, the cobalt version was a favorite because of the hints of orange in the details that seemed perfect for our bright nightstands – but really, I think we could have ended up with the grey and teal or pink and been equally as happy. In the end we went with the blue it felt like the most classic color to be in a bedroom and I knew that we wouldn’t tire of the it in the long run. The mostly cool colors in the cobalt Mirabelle created great contrast for the warm-tones in the leopard x-benches I had planned to place at the end of our bed.
It’s funny how much has changed since we had these photos taken a little while back. I hated that bed from the moment Robert purchased it – from One Kings Lane or maybe Wayfair. I always thought that it was awkwardly low and not great quality, but it definitely did the trick for the time being. Since these photos we have switched the bed out with a white, four poster bed that seems much more suitable for the room. It also opens up under the bed storage space which is a must in our SF apartment. Our new bed sits higher off the floor and seems to show off the beauty of the rug even better, which I love! We also have new bedding on the way from Biscuit and Leontine that I am so screaming excited for and thanks to the layered color-scheme in the Mirabelle rug, everything will still look nicely pulled together.
To celebrate that the rug is finally back in stock, our friends at Lulu & Georgia are offering all A Piece of Toast readers 20% off purchases for a week (5/27 – 6/3) with the code APOT20 at checkout!