Shortly after I began taking these photographs, it became clear that I wasn’t sure what I was focussing on, to be honest. Initially it was the beautiful sea-green brogues, that my boy bought me for Christmas.
Just look how gorgeous they are!
Sea-green brogues of dreams…
They are from Seasalt Cornwall and I am totally and utterly in love with them.
Not only are they a brogue — which I love — they are also the most divine colour. The perfect combination as far as I’m concerned. Even my sister likes them.
And that’s a huge accolade (she’s not a ‘flats’ kinda gal but still gave them an approving nod).
Made from supersoft leather and perfect with rolled up jeans or dresses, these little beauties will be getting a lot of wear once the weather warms up a little.
Anyway. As I was admiring my new shoes, through the camera lens, I suddenly realised how beautifully they went with our dressing room rug.
I’ve always hankered after those giant antique oriental rugs that you see in grand country houses. They’re often enormous — and threadbare — but beautiful, in a faded kind of way.
I’ve searched high and low — and have even lost out on a few of them on Ebay — but have never found an affordable version, that would fit in our modest little cottage.
…and a beautiful modern vintage rug
I found the perfect one at Benuta.
I’ve mentioned them before on my blog, as we had our fabulous conservatory rug from there. They offer amazing value and, they’ve also such a vast range of designs, you’ll literally be spoilt for choice.
They’ve got a glorious range of Oriental style rugs, with the same beautiful faded elegance as the ones I’ve always coveted.
The only difference being, these are brand spanking new and available in lots of different sizes. Perfect for a vast Georgian country house or a tiny little cottage like ours.
I chose the Rossini rug in Mystery Beige which, from a distance, looks just like an elegant vintage floorcovering; faded and muted. But up close it’s an explosion of glorious colours teal greens, zingy orange, purples and hot pink. It’s perfect.
Which brings me back to my beautiful new shoes…
I was generously gifted this rug by Benuta for the purposes of styling this post.
All photos, thoughts and words — as ever — are entirely my own.
Caro Davies is a former art-director turned writer and content-creator, and editor behind UK lifestyle blog The Listed Home. She writes about home-related topics, from interiors and DIY to food and craft. The Listed Home has been featured in various publications, including Ideal Home, Grazia, and Homes & Antiques magazines.