The Affair, aside from being a fantastic show, is just chock-full of retail decor that I have had my eye on. Last Sunday's episode featured the Foxed Mirror Bar Cart ($399) from West Elm. I'm not normally one for chrome, but I can get on board because of the vintage lines.
I was watching Elementary (super enjoyable show), and I noticed this rug in in the foreground of one of the victims/suspects/informants/whatevers home. I just knew I had seen it before. My first instinct was Crate & Barrel, but my next guess was West Elm, where I spotted it for $500 (because I'm estimating that the one on the set is a 6x9).
Just to be clear, I'm not saying I'm in love with this rug. I like that it is neutral while still having a strong pattern, but that aside, all I am saying is I love tv and I love rugs.
Couldn't quite place the Moroccan shag rug in the background, but I found an equivalent one at RugUSA. Love this rug, but I I don't think my life can support a white rug, and shag just makes it harder.
I am going to use this post to paraphrase/plagiarize an Emily Henderson post that I thought was pure genius.
Everyone has been in rooms exactly like this one, and it is so obviously an American- livable-adult-mess, but why??!!
1. The furniture doesn't go together! The furniture is almost TOO close to each other in style and color, therefore looking accidental.
2. These pieces fall in the “contemporary” range, which means they don’t really hearken to a particular style or period and aren’t particularly modern either. And they are too big and bulky.
3. The furniture is obviously left over “starter furniture,” which 10 years later is not exactly awesome.
4. Not knowing where to start. Rug first? Sofa first? Total style paralysis.
Emily Henderson (with some help from West Elm) totally over hauled and mega-styled the room. TA DA!