Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Naturally Wild

I am in the process of decorating my living room, and I'm loving the look of layered rugs, in particular a natural grass rug with a zebra skin.  Here's a little inspiration...

Isn't this beautiful? 
I know, I know...the metallic garden stool is awesome! 
(post on garden stools coming soon) 

I love this room...all the layers of color over the neutral palette...yum!

I also really love this room too - that funky green sofa with all the fun pillows, those windows and the metal and glass top tables!  I'm wanting metal framed coffee tables and I would prefer two!

The same thing in a more modern environment.

It works in the bedroom too.

Natural fiber rugs are fairly inexpensive and easy to find.  My space is very large and rugs are very pricey so  I thought this would be a great option.  I'm thinking about this jute one from Ballard.  I adore the fringe and a 9x12 is only $399 - it's extremely hard to find a 9x12 for that price!

Pure Style Home (a super fabulous decor blog) has a great post on how to select natural fiber rugs.  She discusses all the pros and cons of sisal, jute, seagrass, etc.  This was very helpful when I was trying to decide!  Click here to read!

 Next, is trying to find the zebra print.  I've heard ebay is the best bet here...I'll let you know when I really start looking.

~the blonde


  1. I like the wide arches in pic #3 & the contrast of the green sofa paired with the purple in the background in picture #5.

  2. Thanks for your comment...glad you enjoyed!