I am so excited to share a bit about Serena & Lily rugs with y’all today! I’ve had my eye on the Serena & Lily Mirabelle rug since I saw it first in the catalogue, years ago! It took me a while to place the order, because I had never seen it in person. It is scary ordering something so big without ever actually laying eyes on it! So if you are in a similar situation, today I am giving you the Serena & Lily rug details, as well as some up close shots.
Serena & Lily Rugs
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???! 🙂
I knew we wanted to look through Serena & Lily rugs, and I narrowed it down to their wool rugs. (We have Serena & Lily’s Welfleet Rug in our dining room. It is an outdoor/indoor rug that I bought, hoping it would hold up to the kids and the dog. It looks brand new!). Serena & Lily specialize in the high end style investments that can be used for years to come, some even passed down as heirloom pieces. They have a unique collection of designer rugs, and there were quite a few that I liked.
The Mirabelle Rug
I had the Serena & Lily Mirabelle rug on my brain for a while now, although I did consider the Brunswick rug too. I was drawn to the contrasting pattern and the mix of textures. But I was trying to get away from too causal, and I thought the stylized Mirabelle rug would be the better choice. 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 to the room. The Mirabelle rug has a bold pattern that would fit in just right. Although I liked the indigo Mirabelle, I wanted to go with the ivory for our light and bright bedroom.
So 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, this rug is 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 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!
See My Shoes:
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. I will be showing these in more detail in a future post.
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 “rules” when decorating. There are many guidelines to consider when decorating (curtains should always touch the floor, correct color palettes, etc.) but if something that looks “correct” doesn’t work for you- at the end of the day it’s your house! You make the only rules that matter.
Get My Bedroom Look:
I’ll be showing off the rest of this room as part of my Holiday Tour very soon!
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. Now 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 how it is holding up!