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! (I highly recommend adding a pad underneath!)

Happy decorating!

Love, Nora


  1. Shawn on July 29, 2016 at 7:38 am

    We do natural jutes throughout the house. A great value and look!

  2. PJ Bronson on July 30, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    Admired your rugs on the House and Garden Tour. Loved them! So nice to have a source. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Kathy on July 30, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    I love the change! Thank you for sharing your rug source. Did you choose the natural or bleached option?

    • Nora on August 21, 2016 at 8:51 pm

      Hi Kathy! I ordered the bleached option. Thanks! Love, Nora

  4. Laura on July 31, 2016 at 7:27 am

    Great article today in News Times! I have loved your blog and beautiful photos you post. You make seasons in Connecticut so beautiful!

    • Nora on July 31, 2016 at 10:19 am

      Thank you Laura! I am so thrilled with how thoughtful Joe Meyer’s writing is! Thank you so much for following the blog and sharing! Happy Summer Laura! Love, Nora

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