Monthly Archives: February 2016

#DesignDilemma: Pattern Mixing 101

It’s easy to get in a design rut when it comes to choosing fabrics for your space. Is everything looking kind of “blah” and too “matchy”? You’re not alone! Today we would like to show you an easy formula to pattern mix in the same room, or even on the same sofa!

The most effective pattern mixing we have seen requires you to be FEARLESS when choosing fabrics. If you are thinking too hard about it, stop right now! Let your choices be effortless and organic. In a pinch, think back to the following formula:


Pattern Mixing


Here, you are seeing the simplest way to follow the formula. Choose a multicolored fabric that speaks to you, then pull your correlates out! Your geometric and small scale patterns should always accent the main fabric. These are meant to be used in addition to the solid fabric that you are using around the room.

Here are some more examples:

Images from Wesley Hall- Available to order at Turner's!


Mountain View


All of these fabrics are available from Wesley Hall at Turner’s ! Still not confident enough to choose your own patterns? Any of our designers would be happy to help you make the best decision for your space!

Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook what #DesignDilemma we should conquer next!

#DesignDilemma: What size rug do I need?

There are plenty of reasons to consider placing a rug in your space. They provide comfort, warmth, contrast, and can be color inspiration for your entire design. However, the most commonly asked question still stands: What size rug do I need? The answer depends on the type and size of your room, furniture placement, and sometimes style inspiration.

1. Living Room 

Large Living Room | Coastal Style Blog | Image Made In Heaven, via Sletvoll, Decorations Idyll Home

In large living rooms with floating furniture, it is best to find a rug big enough for all of your pieces to sit completely on with 6-10″ of extra space on all sides. This helps center and ground the room, creating a focal point and adding softness. This also helps bring the furniture together and helps your space not look so scattered. Standard rugs for large living rooms are 9’x12′ and 11’x14′. 


Tammy Conner

In smaller living rooms, rugs are best placed at least half-way underneath your furniture. Have a small rug under the coffee table? Add a large sisal, jute, or seagrass rug underneath it to add dimension and texture. Standard sizes for this type of space are 6’x9′ or 8’x10′.

2. Dining Rooms


In dining rooms, there are several factors to consider before you buy a rug:

1. When measuring your table, add 24″ on each side and let that be the minimum requirement for rug dimensions. You want your guests to be able to pull out their chair comfortably without getting caught

2. Choose a low pile or flat weave rug, so chairs glide easily.

3. Mimic your rug shape to your table shape. Rectangular rugs look best underneath rectangular and oval tables, round rugs look best with round tables, and square rugs look best under square tables. Be careful though! Also consider the size and shape of your room before you make this decision.

3. Bedrooms

Photo: Tessa Neustadt

For bedrooms, place your rug underneath the bottom two-thirds of your bed. You want to make sure you have enough room on each side of the bed to cushion your feet when you get up in the morning! You can also layer your rugs, like shown in the photo above.


Find your rug at Turner’s Fine Furniture and our design team will help you make the best decision for your space.   


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