Pick a Rug for Me

Although our house is not brick I love the look of the Chippendale railing on the second floor porch.
Although our house is not brick I love the look of the Chippendale railing on the second floor porch.

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Our private porch off the master bedroom is really supposed to have a deck and railing.

The barricade is to keep us from falling off the deck until we get a railing out there.
The barricade is to keep us from falling off the deck until we get a railing out there.

That’s why our contractor barricaded the French door to this porch.

The master deck is just above the conservatory.
The master deck is just above the conservatory.

But it’s my house and so I unbarricaded it because I want to use the porch.

The grey area to the right of the bedroom is a roof deck accessed from the bedroom.
The grey area to the right of the bedroom is a roof deck accessed from the bedroom.

After it’s painted I plan to use my vintage outdoor furniture on this porch.

Classic porch furniture
Classic porch furniture will be painted charcoal metallic and moved to the upstairs porch.  The green and white stripes are remaining.

In order to give some protection to the roofing material when we’re out on the porch I need a big outdoor rug. The porch measures approximately 15′-8″ by 15′-11″.

Left to right: Medallion, Shasta, Watercolor.
Left to right: Medallion, Shasta, Watercolor.

Grandin Road has relatively inexpensive outdoor rugs the largest being 8′-6″ by 13′-0″.

Medallion
Medallion
Shasta
Shasta
Watercolor
Watercolor

Which do you think will go best with my vintage outdoor furniture which has large green and white stripes?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

9 thoughts on “Pick a Rug for Me”

  1. I like either Shasta or Medallion because the round elements contrast nicely with the stripes. Watercolor is too stripy and dizzying. (I’ll give Shasta the edge.) Also, If the couch cushions are square, I’d turn them so the stripes run the same way as the back cushions, like on the chair and footstool.

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