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Casa Craving Challenge: Loud Rug, Quiet Room

Every Thursday on CasaSugar, I'll give you a decorating challenge and ask you to go Casa Craving for items that fit the look. (Here's a post explaining what a Casa Craving is and how to create one.) While browsing the divine web site of The Rug Company the other day, I came across this Paul Smith Swirl Rug and thought it would be fun try try to design a room around such a loud design.

For this week's Casa Craving Challenge, I'd like you to design an understated living room with this rug as the centerpiece. So let's all create Casa Cravings for furniture, lighting, and accents that would be complementary, but quiet. I, for example, would use a white sofa, light wood furniture, and a few bold accents to play off the colors in the rug.

What would you use? Tell me by tagging your Cravings with the phrase loud rug, and I'll feature the results next Wednesday, Sept. 5. Even better, you can create a list of your bookmarks; TeamSugar has a great tutorial on listmaking if you're not sure how. Please let me know if you have any questions. For a list of online home stores to try,

Amazon Home
Bed Bath & Beyond
Crate & Barrel
Design Within Reach
Jonathan Adler
Lekker Home
Linens and Things
Macy's Home
Pier 1
Pottery Barn
Restoration Hardware
Room & Board
Urban Outfitters
Unica Home
West Elm
World Market

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kbourg kbourg 9 years
just figured out i set mine up the wrong way :(
kbourg kbourg 9 years
I didn't have time to finish my list above, but I did what I could!
kbourg kbourg 9 years
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i don't think i have time to do this one as i am just now seeing it. :( was gone for almost 2 weeks. oh well. lots of great lists to look at!
jackieos jackieos 9 years
Awesome rug. Here goes mine.
ProperGray ProperGray 9 years
Here is my take on the loud rug room! A bold base that gradually moves up to bright possibilities!
Reese_Riesling Reese_Riesling 9 years
Finally figured out how to make a list! See mine for Loud Rug, Quiet Room at: Has anyone else had trouble linking to CB2?
katherynn katherynn 9 years
I put a list together! I wanted to add more, and might fill in the gaps later. Thanks for looking!
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 9 years
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redegg redegg 9 years
The Rug Company is so great.
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