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MANDARINA STUDIO launches new website!

June 26, 2009


is a full service interior design firm specializing in

distinct commercial and residential projects.

Please check our new website and contact with inquiries.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Kiah permalink
    June 29, 2009 11:29 pm

    The rugs you posted are gorgeous. I live in a small one bedroom where the dining area is in the same space as the living area (about 900 sq ft). I’d like to have a rug beneath my dining room table and beneath my coffee table but I don’t want them to take over the space. If I were to purchase a decorative rug like the ones you posted, would you recommend that I put it under the coffee table and buy something less decorative for beneath the dining table or vice versa? Or do you think one rug in such a small space would suffice?

  2. Amanda Reid permalink*
    July 1, 2009 1:29 pm

    Thanks! These rugs are investment pieces that will make a great impact on a space. In general, area rugs make a space more comfortable and inviting; they anchor a furniture grouping and are a great way to define areas within an open larger space. So, two area rugs could certainly work in your space, though you would want to coordinate the designs so they didn’t compete. One example would be to used a bolder, larger scaled pattern paired with a smaller scaled pattern that picks up on one of the colors in the bolder rug. Another option would be to use a solid colored, textured rug with the bold one. A lot also depends on the furniture and some things to consider are the fabrics on the upholstery pieces – are they solid or patterned (large or small scale); how much of the rug will be visible as opposed to covered by the furniture – are your tables glass and what are the bases of your tables and seating. You would want to use the bolder pattern carpet in the area where it could be most appreciated and not completely covered by the furniture. Lastly, you didn’t mention your floor material but it is certainly another thing to consider – if you like your wood floors, for example, you may not want to cover them with two rugs. Hope this helps!

  3. Ichiro permalink
    July 3, 2009 3:27 am

    Hi Amanda,

    Nice blog! You are such a writer, on top of being such a great designer!


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