How to Decorate with Manuel Canovas Toile Fabric and Green Rugs

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If you are willing to think outside the box, you can have a lot of fun looking for a green rug to go with Manuel Canovas Spring 2013 fabric introduction Jouvence, a Toile De Jouy depicting architectural ruins of classical Rome and Greece in lime yellow, green and white. Since Toile De Jouy has such an interesting history, I looked for a green rug with a similar historical pedigree. What is more historical than a green rug in a Greek key pattern specially if it has yellow, green and white that complement the fabric. If the pattern of the toile had not been classical architecture, a Greek key rug would not have worked. At the same time if the colors of the Greek key had not resonated with the daring colors of Manuel Canovas, that would not have worked either. Read More

How to Pair Green Rugs with Colefax and Fowler’s Spring 2013 Fabrics

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If you are trying to find a great green rug to pair with the Spring 2013 Fabrics from Colefax and Fowler, Jane Churchill, Larsen and Manuel Canovas, it is important you pay attention to two important factors, first the shades of green in the green rug and second, the pattern of the green rug. Today we will look at lime green colorations of Callan Stripe, Brooke, Gilpin Stripe, Earthy and Jules. Taking color first, we note that lime green has a lot of yellow in it so it should be balanced with a blue-green. A fashionable choice would be Pantone's Emerald 17-5641, the color of the year for 2013. However, be careful to avoid green rugs with large expanses of emerald green as they could make a room feel cold. Emerald as an accent color is fine, and it is even better if it is accompanied by a warm color such as yellow. Read More