A few months back my friends at Loloi recently shared their Anastasia collection with me and asked if I’d like to participate in a styling competition. Um, did somebody say COMPETITION?? Well, despite the fact that I had just moved into a new home and had also just checked out of my studio space in search of something closer to the new house, I felt I could not refuse an opportunity to engage in a friendly lit-tle competition with some fellow design bloggers. I am, after all an Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, a ram..and definitely enjoy the occasional head-butting with my peers. Also, the winner of the competition gets to donate $1000 to the charity of their choice–so alongside a nice stroke-of-the-ego, if I win, I get to donate some serious cash to the Earth Island Institute.
For my rug I picked the Light Blue/Mist rug and I got a couple of Loloi throw pillows, too. Next, with most of my belongings still in storage, I had to figure out where I was going to shoot this thing.
I ended up borrowing an apartment in Silverlake that belongs to my friend/manager Kim. She’s got great taste, but her style is definitely more streamlined than mine. So, on top of her pretty traditional sofa and coffee table, I had to layer on the boho. The rug has a very beachy feel to it, so I decided to pump up the volume with indigo accents. We pulled out pretty much everything blue out of our storage unit and went to town. Next I layered in some potted plants, and statement leaves, lending a coastal, boho vibe to the room. The fringe-tastic pillows and my new flea-market find lady painting (I still have to name her) helped to turn up the quirk.
What I love about the Anastasia collection is that the rugs can really fit any style. Be it a traditional, boho or modern room, the rug allows for flexibility in style and adds a soft (but not boring) first layer. Also, this is seriously one of the softest rugs I’ve ever stepped on–it’s like velvet meets a baby’s booty.
So now that you’ve heard my spiel and seen the room–now comes the part where I ask you to go VOTE for your favorite space, namely MINE ;) (although I think Orlando and Kate may give me a run for my money…I hope they picked good charities :D.) Now all I have to do is decide where to put the rug in the jungalow ;).