Dressing Up an Area Rug
Needing to define a client's living room with an area rug, I knew immediately that I wanted to use a sea grass rug. Sea grass is intriguing without being fussy. It was perfect for my client's lifestyle, however being for a formal living room, I had to take it up a notch. Months ago, I had seen that Barry Dixon used nail heads as a border on a staircase rug, so I went to my rug binder and asked if they could do something similar. They had never seen such an application and were not interested in attempting it. I called up another company, and they wanted to charge an arm and a leg. Frustrated, but undeterred, I thought to myself, "If Barry has done it, maybes he would be so kind to share his secret." I had met him at Westweek, but I was one of hundreds that he met that day. But I am a nut, and I wrote him (as if he were my best friend) and asked him how he executed the nail-head border. To my delight, he wrote back that his upholsterer applied them. Ahhh ha! So suddenly I needed to figure out how to get a 18 foot rug to my upholsterer. Enter Solana Flooring. They were so kind to schlep this thing back and forth for me :)
The end result: stunning! I am so in love with it...and more importantly, so is my client!