The furniture had a cherry finish, the cabinetry was painted black, the countertops were brown, and the chandelier was still bronze and hadn't been repurposed to the bathroom. I was thrilled when the furniture came back from the painter and then the chairs from the upholsterer but it left me with a new dilema. I thought about a jute or sisal style rug with a coral border but I couldn't find the right shade.
So in the end, I went with something totally neutral because even a color promoter like me knows that sometimes a room needs a visually restful point.
I like the contrast between the casual weave of the rug and the sparkle and subdued glam of the chandelier.