Inspired by the scaffolding in the duomos of Italy, this etagere shelving space is ideal for open-layout floor plans and loft-style spaces. Recycled pine and metal bring rustic charm to the open-display fixed shelving in the etagere bookcase. Use the bookcase to hold scale-size hurricane glasses filled with silver accent pieces, or your collection of family cookbooks.
Placing the correct size rug in your space is as important as choosing the right color or pattern. A rug that it is too small will shift the balance of the room unfavorably. A rug that is too big, especially in open floor plans, may put the area designations off. There are a few rules of thumb, but a picture says it better. Use these handy guides by Interior Designer Lisa Ferguson to make the best choice.