It is scary ordering something so big like the Mirabelle Rug from Serena & Lily, sight unseen! If you don’t live near a Serena & Lily retail store, you are buying a designer rug without ever actually laying eyes on it or feeling it! This was the situation I found myself in when I decided to place an oder for the Serena & Lily Mirabelle Rug.
(Read my thoughts on all the Serena & Lily furniture we own here!)
Serena & Lily Rugs We Own, and Our New Mirabelle Rug
Serena & Lily make some of the most beautiful well made rugs that are unique yet ready available! Serena & Lily specialize in the high end style investments that have the potential to even passed down as heirloom pieces. They have a unique collection of designer rugs in all patterns and price ranges.
Before I discuss our other Serena & Lily rug, let’s talk about this brand new beauty!
Serena & Lily Mirabelle
We knew we would be choosing a Serena & Lily rug for our bedroom because of the quality. I’ve had my eye on the Serena & Lily Mirabelle Rug since I saw it first in the catalogue years ago. I was drawn to the slightly boho pattern; it adds a bit of playfulness to an otherwise classic rug. Our bedroom doesn’t have any pattern, and one thing I had in mind was because I like using neutral colors, I wanted to make sure the room didn’t fall flat and come out boring! The new rug would need to bring interest and a bold pattern to the room. Although I liked the indigo Mirabelle, I wanted to go with the ivory for our light and bright bedroom.
I ordered a swatch this time like a good girl. I highly recommend doing that for large investments, even though its a test in patience. I loved the feel of the wool and the thickness of the rug. I knew the material was perfect for an area rug. We were planning on putting this in our bedroom. We needed a rug where our toes could sink into something cozy!
(source: Serena & Lily catalogue)
If you recall, we had a jute rug in our bedroom for a while. (Our master bedroom tour from last summer is here). The previous rug had a pretty, casual vibe. We were ready for something more luxe in here, a layer that would add a high end feel. Being that my house (and life) are overrun with kids 24/7, I have always tried to keep our bedroom special. It is our retreat away from the craziness, and we want it to stay refined. I want my bedroom to say to you “THIS IS NOT KID’S SPACE, OK???”… in the nicest, but loudest voice possible.
I convinced my husband that our kids’ playroom needed some coziness, so it made sense to move the jute rug up to the playroom. Now we were left without a rug, and he was ready to begin looking with me. See how that worked itself out???! 🙂
We lived with no rug for a little while. But as winter hit I couldn’t take waking up to cold floors any longer. When Serena & Lily wanted to sponsor this post I pulled the trigger.
You guys, Serena & Lily rugs are stunning!! What an impact this rug makes in the space. It truly looks one of a kind. I was amazed at the change. The Mirabelle Rug is gorgeous – online but even more so in person.
I love the Batik-inspired pattern. Just boho enough to be a tad trendy, but overall a very classic look and pattern. It has a touch of tribal, but also a bit modern. I like that it doesn’t lean too far in any direction, which will keep it in favor for years to come. My hunch about what the room needed was indeed correct – adding a bold pattern in this room added so much interest!
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Of course as always, one project leads to another. A luxurious wool rug is an upgrade from the pretty-but-casual jute rug. So we knew it was also the right time for our nightstands to get an upgrade was well. How about another before and after, shall we?
These nightstands were cute and flowed with the feel of the room, but size wise the dimensions were a bit small for our big bed. I wanted a more interesting piece.
So lovely. These nightstands are called the Harbour Cane Nightstands. I love the pop of brass on the knobs, the beautiful caning below, and how they fit perfectly under each window. See more peeks of these nightstands in my Christmas Bedroom Tour.
One thing I was concerned about with the rug was if colors would mesh with my white furniture. The colors in the rug are made up of a deep gray and a contrasting cream. Serena & Lily rugs are always classic, so I wasn’t exactly worried about the color being weird or not favorable, but I was concerned the cream in this particular rug would be too off white. The rug flows beautifully though with everything I have. The Mirabelle rug isn’t so off white that it appears to have yellow undertones. The cream still resembles a warm white. The darker gray adds another layer of beauty to the space.
I might bring the dark gray into the room in one more place- perhaps a pillow. Right honey? I think he was just saying he wanted more pillows. 😉
The rug is plush and soft on my feet in the morning. We have a 1/4″ rug pad under the rug, as that is good for the life of the rug. Serena & Lily is known for making long lasting, high quality pieces, and I fully expect to love this rug for years and years. It is made of soft New Zealand wool (100%), and double tufted by hand.
I know not everyone agrees with this statement, but I prefer a just slightly smaller rug in my bedroom. Our previous rug was a giant 9′ x 12,’ and I felt like it took away too much of the hardwoods. We just put in these hardwoods last winter, and I love seeing them. Although I love the plush rug to step on in my bedroom, I didn’t want to completely cover the hardwoods up. Otherwise we might as well have kept the wall to wall carpeting! I like the way the transition looks between the rug and the hardwoods, so we went with an 8′ x 10′ to highlight that. We put the long side going lengthwise under the bed.
This goes to show you that there really are no hard “rules” when decorating. There are guidelines to consider (curtains should touch the floor, correct color palettes, etc.) but if something “correct” doesn’t work for you- at the end of the day it’s your house! You make the only rules that matter.
We are so pleased with our Mirabelle rug that we have been spending more time in our room lately, especially in the evenings. If you are rug shopping, consider looking into Serena & Lily rugs!
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This room can also be seen all decorated for the holidays here!
The Welfleet Rug
I bought the Serena & Lily Welfleet rug last year. This is one of their Indoor/Outdoor Performance rugs, which sounded perfect for my dining room. I didn’t buy a swatch so it was a bit of a risk! I wanted it to be soft enough not to feel like an outdoor rug. At the same time – I didn’t want to be nervous about my family eating over it.
It checks off all those boxes! I loved that it is water resistant and easy to blot spills.
The Welfleet rug is great because it’s so versatile! We love having it inside, but I might even bring it outside to the porch this summer. The geometric pattern is done in muted gray mixes in well with my decor. It is thinner of course than a wool rug, but not overly thin. It has a nice feel on your feet- pleasantly soft, never scratchy.
Thank you to Serena & Lily for sponsoring this post! I’ve enjoyed a life long love affair with their beautiful catalogues. I am drawn to their high quality furniture that can be used for years to come. I am pleased to partner with them as well.
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If you are shopping for Serena & Lily Rugs, I highly recommend my Mirabelle rug. I’ll circle back around in 6 months and update the post with more photos and a 6 month review!