Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Family Room a la Kelly Wearstler

I have been adoring this Kelly Wearstler designed room for quite some time.  Where to begin: the graphic rug, touches of yellow, gray velvet sofa, with some globally inspired accessories, and the perfect use of gold.  

It inspired me to find a patterned rug to unite my future family room space.  I am keeping the same sofa but adding some chairs and other accessories to give it a different color palette.  Starting with a mineral sofa, and a room decorated with muted variation of the same shades, I wanted to add more color and richer tones.  I chose shades of gray, black, white, mixed metals, and touches of yellow.  Of course, any space of mine wouldn't feel like home without having a globally inspired edge, which will be represented through my fabric choices and accessories.

I sought out rugs far and wide and had all but settled on this rug:

But was still a little reluctant to go ahead with the purchase, as I had not seen it in a space.  And then there it was in the current issue of Lonny in a different colorway:

It is available in quite a few stores (Garnet Hill, Rugs USA, Alice Lane Home, Surya).  I ultimately purchased it at a local San Diego store, Aja Rugs in La Jolla, which I would highly recommend!  They ordered me a sample so I could confirm that it is the right color, beat out every other price around, and shipping is free.

With the rug purchased, I was inspired to see how everything would fit together and hopefully create a cohesive space.  Now with this key piece in place I was ready to finish my family room mood board, which I will post soon...


  1. Love these rooms! Did you change your header? Anyway it is BEAUTIFUL!!! Have a lovely day!


  2. Darling! I love that rug.xx


  3. What a great room! She really knows how to style a room doesn't she?

  4. beautiful rug and a wonderful room. I like to see your photo on the right with the sea. It reminds me of a holiday...beautiful!

  5. Great Post!!!
    Beautiful room

  6. Great buy. I never tire of seeing that rug. It's beautiful and I love every shade it comes in!

  7. Oh vintage Kelly Wearstler...can't go wrong with any/all of her designs. That rug is certainly a statement piece and transitional enough to get you through many-a-style changes! Congrats on the new purchase, can't wait to see how it develops!


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  8. Very nice! I long to have hardwood floors to cover in lots of colorful and dramatic rugs!

  9. I absotudalutely LOVE kelly !

  10. love that rug and the room is divine!

  11. Love this room! And your color palette sounds just perfect!
    Have a wonderful day, Kate!
    xoxo Marie

  12. Kate, you know how I feel about the dame of Kelly! I love love the rug, can't wait to see the post on the family room!!!!!!!