Tony arrived 10 minutes ahead of schedule which was good for me. He came in and assessed the area of where the rug would go and immediately began making suggestions (that I welcomed and encouraged) as to how the layout of the living area should be with the furniture I have. He opened it up making the whole room look less cluttered. By seeing my taste in home furnishings he got an idea of what kind of samples to bring in. The first was a hand woven wool rug made in India. Then, upon my suggestion, he brought in some rich texture sisal samples. It turned out it wasn’t the look I was after. He then brought in some more contemporary abstract pieces which I decided I wanted to shy away from as that has been my M.O. for years and I wanted to have something different. In the end, I decided the first one he brought in was more elegant yet staying modern. The colors are taupe and teal blue. The print changes from one end to the other and depending on the time of day, and the angle at which you look at it, the colors seem to pop differently. Really!
He not only helped me select, but he completely fitted it in place perfectly and cut a pad (that I had purchased earlier) to size.
Tony also has great design ideas and made some suggestions for bringing the blue color of the rug to pop thru-out the living space. One was to change out the shades on my pendant lights, which I have done and he was right – makes the room give off a cool aura.
I just moved into my house about 3 months ago, so I still have work to be done. I plan on calling Tony to come back once I finish my entryway and also for my dining space.