Jess’ Living Room MOTO Rug/Coffee Table Agony

Was I impressed to get my act collectively after studying Caitlin’s publish final week? Sure, sure I used to be. So right here we’re. Issues are getting virtually accomplished in my head! That truthfully is the longest half. The lead time of my “concept mind” is lengthy and the consumer (me) is aggravated. However at this time I’m taking you on a journey to seek out the proper rug/espresso desk combo. To be clear I LOVE the rug I’ve. It’s kinda develop into the “EHD rug” because it’s so versatile and has been in so many tasks. And it was good in my final residence. However for this place, it’s simply not “the one”.


As you could bear in mind, I’ve already made one mishap in my quest to seek out this room’s good rug…

Was the intention good? Positive. I assumed, “Ah! What if I introduced in A TON of texture to assist stability the formalness that’s inherent within the residence’s structure/ how I’ve already adorned?” So off to Etsy I went and acquired this lengthy pile flokati rug for just below $400. I assumed, “what a deal for a big rug!” However as you’ll be able to see…it wasn’t proper. As of now it’s in my bed room and appears fairly nice. Very cloud-like however TBD on it staying long run.

What I truly wished from the bounce was a Moroccan Berber Rug with a big summary design. My problem with the checkered one I’ve is that the sample feels too small scale for this house and the way I would like it to really feel. So not solely would a Moroccan Berber clear up my want for texture, since they’re usually plush, the large-scale sample/design need can be solved as nicely. Under are my high contenders. I solely need black and white or black and “pure” colours in order that the artwork/decor I get will be the colourful moments. Plus don’t neglect I have already got stunning pink curtains and whereas I like colour, I don’t need an excessive amount of;)

1. Handmade Wool Berber Carpet | 2. Steadiness | 3. Berber White and Black Rug

Hubba Hubba! Gimme large and gimme daring. I like the straightforward assertion these choices make. Nonetheless attention-grabbing however not too busy. I feel that’s what I would like in order that there’s extra “visible room” for decor and artwork. I don’t need the room to look too busy. Whereas the design is totally different, I nonetheless need that very same calming feeling I obtained each time I walked into my final residence. Having my bigger items be easy and fewer patterned is my go-to solution to obtain that.

I undoubtedly love this rug. And whereas these shapes are much like the artwork behind it, it doesn’t trouble me. It’s easy and daring…however possibly it’s too much like the artwork and one of many different ones would distinction barely higher.

Buuuuuut since I’m selecting black and white, possibly I may go slightly “wilder” with a bigger scale sample…

1. Trio | 2. Berber White And Black Rug | 3. Nomad | 4. Easy Object 18 | 5. Moroccan Berber Checkered Rug | 6. Berber Groove Rug

Don’t snigger. I do know these aren’t wildly patterned however they’re “essentially the most” I wish to go IF I select this route. I’m truly fairly into #2 and #5. They’re the “busiest” of the bunch however I feel they’re enjoyable and funky. After all, I don’t need something too stylish however I truthfully don’t suppose these are. #3, however, is extraordinarily enjoyable however I do fear about its longevity with my ever-changing model evolution. However for the appropriate individual, it’s so freaking cool. As a enjoyable train, I made a decision to do some temper board photoshopping.

I’m a test gal via and thru so, OF COURSE, I like how this seems on the left. However do I actually wish to change a small-scale test for a medium-scale test? Do I not wish to attempt one thing else? Then on the appropriate, I do love that rug. Lea has it in her basement now too! However I don’t suppose it’s proper and can be matchy-matchy with the artwork, like the choice within the first class.

An choice that I’m extremely contemplating, per Emily Bowser’s suggestion, is designing my very own rug. I don’t plan to reinvent the wheel however it’s a solution to doubtlessly get precisely what I would like and really feel much more linked to it. I’ll hold you posted.

Okay sufficient about rugs, it’s time to usher in the espresso tables.


photograph by sara ligorria-tramp | from: moto reveal: jess’ lounge

You doubtless don’t bear in mind the espresso desk saga of my final residence. Actually, I’ve tried to dam it out. I simply bear in mind pondering, if I by no means have to take a look at one other espresso desk once more I’ll stay a cheerful life. Fortunately, I discovered the proper duo to work each size-wise and functionally for my itty bitty lounge (please see above). Now, these kind of work in my new house however they don’t really feel completely proper both. So I’ve been toying between a handful of choices. Let’s discuss them.

1. Plinth Desk Low in Numerous Colours | 2. Alvar Espresso Desk | 3. Hera Espresso Desk

All three of those are fashionable, stylish, and have a much bigger floor space than my previous ones. They’d additionally look nice with the whole lot I’ve (and plan to get). Let’s see them on the temper board:

I actually love the two-level, smooth design of the one on the left. It’s easy however nonetheless attention-grabbing. Plus who doesn’t love marble??? What I like concerning the black one on the appropriate is that it’s sneakily a two-level espresso desk however has that VERY cool form. Each fashionable. Each very fairly.

This one lacks a second stage however the distinction and motion of that marble are gorgeous! It even has some pink in there to tie in with my pink curtains:) The primary bummer with this one is it’s solely 10″ excessive (very low) and $$$$.

So once more, these are all stunning however I really need my dwelling to really feel welcoming, not valuable, and have a hefty quantity of heat pure supplies. I don’t need my dwelling to really feel like a museum and I’m afraid going this route would push me extra in that course. Naturally, I then went on the hunt for wooden espresso tables…

1. Peagan Indoor / Outside Spherical Espresso Desk | 2. Classic Brown and Saltman Espresso Desk | 3. Spezza Espresso Desk | 4. Miri Espresso Desk | 5. Column Legs Espresso Desk | 6. Noir Tiered Espresso Desk

Don’t these simply have a barely friendlier vibe due to the wooden materials?? At first, I assumed that I wished to go all black to assist distinction the pink curtains and light-toned desk. Then I assumed, possibly a white one like #3 would truly assist tie within the gentle desk space with my darkish couch space. BUT then I actually favored the concept of a darker two-toned choice that might “discuss” to my desk chair (the one beneath I refuse to by no means let go of:))

photograph by sara ligorria-tramp | from: moto reveal: jess’ dwelling workplace

Right here is how the sunshine and a darkish espresso desk would look:

They each look nice, proper? I just like the white and oak one however I really need the house to really feel earthier and grounded and this says, “gentle and ethereal” to me. I truly actually love that sq. magnificence (and could be good for teenagers since there aren’t sharp corners). Nevertheless, in the end my coronary heart was with the two-toned look so earlier this week I made a decision to simply go for it!


I had been this little cutie on Craigslist for months however on the time it was out of my worth vary (then they lastly have been prepared to come back all the way down to $375 so I used to be thrilled). Look that’s nonetheless not low-cost however it had been on my thoughts for a very long time and for a similar desk in a bigger dimension on 1stDibs it goes for over $1k. I simply cherished the attention-grabbing form, the two-toned colours and supplies, and that little line element on the underside. Additionally, I spotted that I don’t have any classic furnishings in my lounge but. That’s actually what was actually lacking…SOME SOUL! However shopping for classic is very nerve wreaking since there isn’t a return coverage. Blissful and relieved that I adore it. It’s not solely going to tie in my chair but additionally my cupboard/bench design plan🙂

Listed here are some actual photographs of my choosing it up and due to Caitlin who got here with me to verify it was definitely worth the cash and that I didn’t get murdered. The buddy system is the one system! Additionally the fellows I purchased it from have been extraordinarily good.

Right here it’s pre-oiled within the warehouse (on the left) and post-oiled in my automotive (on the appropriate). The man was candy sufficient to make it sparkle earlier than I left and informed me to grease it each couple of months with this model of conditioner. Now, as you might need seen it’s not large. It’s about 25″x15″. My couch is 84″ which implies this little pumpkin wants a pal or two to assist make her longer (espresso desk guidelines right here). Principally, I might want to do the identical concept as my nesting desk and pouf in my final place. In case you are questioning if I can use one of many previous items I’d. The black desk is the one one that matches with it because it’s taller however I’m unsure if I like the look. My different concept was to get a few ground cushions made to stack and nest underneath the brand new desk. This fashion I can add a pair extra snug seats, colour, and sample. Win-win-win, proper?


1. Thalassa | 2. Commune Malmo Test | 3. Oyo | 4. Janas | 5. Cintamani | 6. Noos | 7. Cintamani | 8. Zuri | 9. Ephesus

Above are the materials I’m presently excited about. I’m fairly certain I would like two totally different colours (possibly a 3rd to place within the nook). Most of those are from Zak + Fox as a result of I like love their choice for the model I’m going for and I do know their high quality as a result of I noticed it first hand within the cover Emily had made for his or her child’s bed room in LA. Let’s check out some combos, lets?


For choice one, I just like the joyful medium tone of the colours and the slight scale distinction between them. I additionally love that the yellow material has some pink in it to tie in with the pink curtains. Then for choice two, I like the moodiness of those colours and the sample of the blue material A LOT. Simply unsure both of those combos are proper although.


Right here we’re on the left with that blue material once more however with a a lot lighter (and colourful) choice because the second pillow material. The blue could be too darkish. Ideas? Then on the appropriate, we’ve the identical sample because the blue however in a special colour. I truthfully sort of like this however once more it doesn’t really feel good but. I’d love y’alls ideas on that too! Let me know within the feedback:)

In order that’s the place I’m at! Shifting ahead and feeling very impressed which is A RELIEF!!!!!!

Love you, imply it.

Opening Picture Credit: Design by Jess Bunge | Styled by Emily Bowser | Picture by Sara Ligorria-Tramp | From: Moto Reveal: Jess’ Dwelling Workplace

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