Author and singer/songwriter Carolyn Evans and her husband, Ray, live happily ever after in the easy, elegant remake of their Single House.
The Evanses had acquired family furniture and purchased good upholstered pieces along the way, but what the living room needed was warmth and personality to better reflect this young, creative family. “In this room, I started with a rug that had been in the Evans family,” says Angie. “I loved how the colors in the rug picked up the hues in the bottle cap portrait above the mantel.” From these elements, she chose a luminescent peach shade for the walls. For more dimension, she layered in texture and interest with vintage pottery and artful lamps. The rich brown velvet curtains, which came with the house, frame the windows’ architecture and ground the room.
Steal this Idea: Anchor a room with a traditional rug and accessories, and then juxtapose them with modern art for a fresh feel.