dodson & daughter via decor pad

if one is good…

via elle décor

Isn’t it funny when a friend notices an expression that you use often or a hand gesture that you make that you weren’t even aware of?!

via elle décor

This is definitely the case for me since I use lots of words, lots of gestures, and share lots of loud energetic ideas with my friends.

via capella kinchelor
via elle décor

And since my goal is to include useful, fun, and creative ideas on the blog, I asked Scarlett, “What is something that we use a lot that we like?”

dodson & daughter via decor pad

Luckily, we have a sort of verbal shorthand, so this made sense to her and she responded with “Layered rugs.”

via elle décor

“Aha!” I thought.  Great idea.

via bella casa

So here are a dozen examples of how to layer persian over seagrass or antique over dhurrie.

via apartment therapy

To be totally honest, when we mention this design element to some of our clients, we see a look of bewilderment…

via kishaniperera.com

But I promise, when done well, this looks timeless and chic.

via decor pad

 It can really give a room a sense of age and sophistication.

via elle décor

What design element do you never tire of?

xo, jc