Monday, February 28, 2022

Now Offering Stark Custom Rugs

 We're thrilled to now be offering STARK Custom Rugs!

STARK classic designs have a timeless elegance that’s always in-style. Shop the styles that earned STARK its luxury reputation, available now and ready to ship from Lavender Fields.

Get one of STARK's classic patterns cut to a custom size for your home in just 3-5 weeks, or customize the color, pattern, or size of an existing STARK product starting at an 8 week lead time. You can also get a completely custom product starting at a 16 week lead time. 

Get in touch with us today to begin your STARK journey!

An Interior Designer's Ultimate Guide to Rug Sizes for Every Room in Your Home

 Last month, we shared our guide to different rug types and materials. This month, we're sharing another important how-to guide: how to pick the right rug size for every room in your house. 

Choosing the right rug size is important, and it's something many people struggle with. Even if you have a tape measure and determine that the rug will actually fit in your room, there are some cardinal rules of rug and furniture placement that you should follow to make sure your home will look the best. 

If you choose a rug that's too small, your furniture will look out of place and Alice-in-Wonderland-esque in your place (or in the case of your dining chairs, you'll be tripping every time you get up). If your rug is too large, it might not fit in the room. 

Here's our illustrated guide to choosing the right rug size for every room in your home. 

How to choose the right rug size for every room in your home

How to Choose the Right Rug Size for Your Dining Room 

There's one cardinal rule for dining room rugs: your rug should be large enough that when you pull out your chair to get up, the chair should stay on the rug. 

For a standard rectangular 72" table that seats 6 (the most common size dining table), this means that a rug should be no smaller than an 8x10'. 

This is the biggest dining room rug mistake people make - they'll measure and think that because a 6x9' rug looks like it'll just fit the table and chairs, they can save some money and opt for that size. But when the chairs are pulled out slightly, the back legs will be hanging off the rug - a major design no-no. Not only is this a design faux pas, it's unsafe and can be a tripping hazard. 

how to choose the right dining room rug size

Dining room spaces in most houses can easily fit an 8x10' rug, so you should be able to fit one in your dining room - but make sure to measure first. 

If your dining room is large and you want to get a table that seats 8, or you have a smaller table, remember the cardinal rule - make sure that there's plenty of space around the chairs. 

For dining rooms, we love the warmth and elegance of wool rugs. If you want a more casual, beachy look, opt for a sisal (but it'll be harder to clean up spills). If you have messy little ones (or especially raucous dinner parties), try a hardy indoor/outdoor rug for exceptional cleanability. We also now offer custom Stark rugs!  

How to Choose the Right Rug Size for Your Living Room 

There's also one simple rule for living room rugs: your furniture should either be completely on the rug, or the front legs of your seating should be on top of it. You should not have a teensy little rug floating in the center of your seating arrangement, with nothing but the coffee table balanced on top of it. 

how to choose the right living room rug size

If you have a smaller living room and fewer furniture pieces, you'll likely be able to purchase a 5x8' rug. Some spaces could get away with a 4x6' rug, like a small NYC apartment with a petite sofa, but make sure to measure first (and when in doubt, size up as long as it'll fit in the room). 

If you like the look of your furniture fitting completely on the rug, 8x10' is a good starting point. 

Living rooms are versatile when it comes to rug styles and materials - check out our guide for more

How to Choose the Right Rug Size for Your Bedroom

Because bedrooms and beds themselves come in so many sizes, we broke our guide down by bed size. Bedrooms can be the hardest room to find a rug size for, because there are so many bed sizes and looks can be deceiving when you're measuring. 

 Let's start at the smallest rug size for a bedroom and work our way up. 

For rugs in bedrooms, there are two ways to place your furniture: 

  • Completely on the rug (may only work for 9x12' rugs and larger, depending on the other furniture in your room)
  • Just below the nightstands (see our illustration above). For 8x10' and smaller, this gives a balanced look - if you try to fit all the furniture on these rugs, it'll look quite squished, if not be falling off. 

5x3' Rugs: These work for a bedroom if you'd prefer two smaller rugs on either side of the bed. The benefit of doing it this way is that this works for any bed size, from twin all the way up to king. 

5x8' Rugs: This is a great size for guest bedrooms or kids' rooms, when a full or queen size (queen size is pictured in our illustration) is pushed to the wall. If you try to fit a queen in the center, there will be very little room for nightstands on either end (you don't want the edges of your nightstands to extend further than the edges of the rug). If you have a twin, it would fit in the center.

6x9' Rugs: These rugs would fit a full, queen, or twin in the center, as long as the nightstands aren't exceptionally wide. You could also put two twins, with about 28" or so in the middle for a shared nightstand. 

8x10' Rugs: This works for any bed, but it's the smallest rug size if you want your rug to extend all the way under your king size bed. Our illustration has a bench at the foot of the bed, so this rug wouldn't work in that space - without the bench, you may be able to push the rug under the nightstands without it looking too squished. For a king size bed, you'd need nightstands that are around 20" or narrower for this rug (any wider, and you'll want to go up a rug size).

9x12' Rugs: This is a comfortable fit for a king size bed, especially if you like large nightstands or have a big bed frame. It allows for 34" of space on either side of the bed. You could also very easily fit two twins, or even two fulls with a nice-sized nightstand in the middle. 

10x14" Rugs: This is for a very large room! With this size rug and room, make sure you fill the space with well-proportioned accent furniture so your bed and nightstands aren't just "floating" on the large rug. 

For bedrooms, our designer favorite rug section is a great place to start. 

Need help choosing a rug? Want us to design your space for you? Get in touch for our virtual design services!

Friday, February 25, 2022

What Bedding Is Right For Your Style | Registry Guide

 With over ten bedding brands and thousands of bedding items in our shop, there's so much to choose from when it comes to outfitting your dream bedroom. 

When it comes to registering for your wedding or treating yourself to a brand new set of bedding, it's best to start with the bedding brand that best fits your style. You can always mix and match between brands, but we've found it's easiest to get the main pieces from the collection that most closely goes with your personal aesthetic. 

What bedding is right for your style

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If your style is a mix of everything or if you're registering for your wedding and you and your fiancĂ© can't agree on a specific look, Pine Cone Hill is the best place to start. They have something for everyone and every style, and so many options for different bedding looks. 

Best Bedding for Preppy, Southern, and Grandmillennial Styles

If you like the traditional or Southern look down to the crisp linens and the monogrammed bedding, Peacock Alley is right for you. Their crisp bedding is reminiscent of the finest hotels, and they offer a plethora of monogram styles and thread colors for your pillows, sheets, and duvets.

If you like more of a colorful, posh, British preppy look, London-based Designer's Guild is a great choice. Their fine satin quilts and bold colors fit right in at a countryside estate or a house in Notting Hill. 

Best Bedding for Farmhouse Style Homes

If you're into the traditional farmhouse look, Taylor Linens is what you're after. With pinstripes, ruffles, ginghams, and seersuckers, their collection is perfect for any farmhouse style home. 

For a modern farmhouse home we love Pom Pom at Home's bright whites and relaxed aesthetic. Their bedding can translate to a farmhouse, boho, or coastal style home, depending on the rest of your decor. 

Best French Country Bedding

If you like a more romantic and feminine French Country look, Taylor Linens is again the brand to choose. They have romantic floral prints paired with feminine ruffles for that shabby chic vibe. 

For a more neutral shabby chic look, TL at Home offers rich textures in whites and more neutral colors. 

Best Modern Bedding Brands

If you want only the finest, choose Sferra Linens, renowned for sourcing the world’s choicest natural fibers and spinning the most gossamer of yarns to weave luxury linens of impeccable quality and comfort. This is the bedding of Hollywood starlets and royalty, handmade in Italy - you can't get anything finer. 

For a more relaxed modern vibe, try Pom Pom at Home

Best Colorful Bedding Brands

If you like more formal bedding, Designer's Guild has gorgeous, saturated colors and prints. 

For a more casual colorful bedding brand that doesn't sacrifice on beauty or quality, try Laura Park's vibrant collection. 

Best Neutral Bedding Brand

If you love the Restoration Hardware look, Matteo is the brand for you. With organic textures and a moody color palette, it's the height of urban sophistication.

For a softer look that still has that organic vibe, try TL at Home

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