Connecticut Country House has been going through a re-do since last summer – I call it ‘Project Refresh’. The walls, ceiling, and trim were painted in shades of warm white with Benjamin Moore Cloud 9 and French Canvas. With those areas freshly covered, the remaining large areas that needed lightening up were the floors.
Most of the floors in the house are left au naturel to best show off the early pine and oak floorboards. In The Coop, our Master Bedroom suite, an old, well-worn Oriental rug, woven in a color palette of navy and tomato, was replaced by a new, chunky, natural jute rug. A 9′ 6” x 13′ 6″ grounds the bedroom, and a smaller 6′ x 9′ is perfectly sized for The Coop’s bath. They bring a new lightness to the rooms, and a wonderful softness under foot. What a difference!
If you’re looking to lighten up your floors too, this is where I found my jute rugs…at a great price! http://www.rugsusa.com/rugsusa/rugs/rugs-usa-chunky-loop/Natural/200NCCL01-305.html (I highly recommend adding a pad underneath!)