Area Rugs 101
For beginners, styling a home and finding artistic ways to express your habitat is a deep passion of mine due to the fact that I’m son of a former model (mother) and former furniture vendor (father). My parents throughout the years have remodeled and remodeled the house almost about 5 times in the course of 4 months, styling each and every room with different carpets from Paris, Milan and Dubai. We are firm believers that your home, garden, and even the way you dress exploits your character and your diversity. For example, my father is Italian, and my mother is African-American, but both have lived and traveled to several different countries and have acquired many decorative items and unique pieces that are one of a kind when you’re looking for area rugs in Seattle.
Whether they’re vintage rugs that my grandmother had which were hereditary, or a chic Egyptian chandelier that was thrown in a business deal for my father, we love to mix and show our past experiences. At the very young age of 5, I made plans for my own room to modify and change it up however I wanted it. My room as a matter of fact never looked like the average 5 year old’s room: I was ahead of my age, I matured faster than most kids and was interested in many artistic and vintage rugs that I had received in the past as a gift. Many adults who came to visit our home and saw my room were always in awe, but the kids my age never understood why I chose what I chose and would criticize me saying “this rug looks like the one my grandma has”.
Of course I was sad to hear that my very own friends never liked my room, because I put so much effort into it, and every kid wants their friends to envy them for something cool that they have that others don’t. But what I didn’t know back then was, that having a vintage looking room was my actual goal. To this day I have many pictures of my mini self in baggy jeans and a small white hoodie looking into the camera in my queen bed looking happy as I could be. Looking at those pictures brings me joy and reminds myself everyday of who I am and where I come from.
Decorating the house with paintings, in my opinion, shows a sign of open-mindedness and shows how rich you are cultural-wise. Being biracial plays a big role in this story, because I get to see the best of both worlds and the best of both cultures, and therefore, I am enriched to think differently and be unique in my own way by the style my home has. Style defines character and character defines you.