This is a VERY common conversation that I have with a lot of my clients. Me: did you pick this rug (item) bec you love it? Client: No, i picked it because it matches with other items I already have. Sounds familiar? Hmmmmmm!!! No judgement, but I am eyeballing you (wink!). My client picked a runner for her small kitchen that matched her countertop nicely, but (1) she didn’t like the traditional look of the runner and (2) runner was too short so she ended up using another rug to extend the ‘runner look’. The solution = carpet tiles to the rescuuuuue! Check out the modern transformation and the (3) things I incorporated (p.s. she now LOVES her small kitchen area!).
We considered getting blue Flor carpet tiles, but decided to go with an outdoorsy look = green for grass, especially since it’s a galley kitchen (meaning it’s a teanie tiny space) so I had to pull my designer bag of tricks to make it look + feel bigger brighter and beautiful.
Mission accomplished (make it look modern and pretty) in 3 ways:
1. we chose a green (outdoor feel) color carpet tile
2. we chose 2 DIFFERENT STYLE carpet tiles (one FLAT, one with TEXTURE) for visual interest
3. then I added a CUTEness element (yeah, I carry cuteness elements in my bag of designer tricks). We created a HEART with a leftover sample carpet tile that I had in my office.