Once our new flooring was installed at the IDCO Lake House, the next big decision became rugs. We chose to run a waterproof LVP throughout the entire home, and I wanted to add a cozy layer underfoot within each room. Design-wise, the idea was for the lake house to feel collected but well-considered with a thoughtful combination of old and new. I knew vintage rugs would be key to adding character throughout the space. Having sourced from Revival on numerous occasions, they were a clear choice to outfit the lake house with one-of-kind selections.
While I love sourcing vintage, finding rugs in the right color, material, and size is usually a considerable time commitment, especially for a home project of this scale. One of the main reasons I was drawn to Revival is their array of new and vintage rugs, all online, making the process super easy.
Revival’s vintage selection is incredibly well-curated in size options to fit literally every nook and cranny of the house. They also carry a line of new handmade rugs with the same quality that I knew would withstand the wear and tear of Texas lake life. Choosing the perfect rug for each room took some serious deliberation, but I’m excited to walk you through our selections.
“I knew vintage rugs would be key to adding character throughout the space.”
My favorite rug found its happy home in our primary bedroom. The rug’s deep plum color tone is a little unexpected and compliments our brown gingham bedding to a T. There are tiny specs of gold running through the rug that remind me of the wildflowers by the lake, especially when the natural light hits our room just right. It’s also become one of my most frequently asked-about items on Instagram stories. But like many of our Revival rug selections, this beauty is one-of-a-kind. The good news? We linked some very similar options at the bottom of the post.
We went with a Studio Revival original called The Rune in our guest bedroom. It’s a 100% wool flatweave rug with bold stripes and some geometric pattern play. I love how it brings a modern juxtaposition to our elevated camp aesthetic and that it’s available for four different size options. Our guest bedroom is surprisingly large (18 feet long, to be exact), so it was nice to have a rug option that could appropriately fit the space.
For our small-scale bunk room, we used a vintage Moroccan rug with lots of texture. The room only includes built-in furniture, so I didn’t want anything too busy on the floor. The thick shag instantly cozied up the space, which wasn’t an easy task given the tight quarters. The Moroccan rug also offers a little bit of edge to the sweet, vintage-inspired room for a nice contrast.
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Our main living space needed a neutral foundation, but I also wanted some real visual interest. I sourced The Block wool rug in the oat color option from the Studio Revival bespoke collection. After seeing this flatweave rug in action, I’ve become even more OBSESSED with its unusual jagged edges. It shows off the floors below and really adds some movement to our large great room. The wool coloring has so much natural variation and texture, but it’s also incredibly soft underfoot. As always, durability is key, and the 100% wool material gives me even more confidence it’ll go the long haul.
The final pick in our dining room is actually a happy accident. Originally, I planned to have a beautiful Studio Revival jute rug under the dining table, but we decided to try out another look. The dining room needed some color to balance out the adjacent green sofa. We swapped the jute option for the stunning mint-toned vintage rug that I’d initially sourced for the downstairs bedroom. I kid you not: this one swap was an ABSOLUTE GAME CHANGER. The floral motif blends beautifully with the raw oak table and light wood floors. It grounds the dining room as a whole and provides visual separation within an open-concept space.
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Last but not least, we needed a statement runner that could hold up to the entryway traffic. Our long hallway entrance tends to run cold because it’s open to the basement, so coziness was vital. Luckily, we found a vintage Moroccan runner that embodies our rustic lake house vibes while really warming things up. I’ll never get over the impact a great rug can make within a space, narrow entryways included.
No surprise, our experience with Revival was excellent from start to finish. Each of our rugs arrived folded in sturdy, well-protected boxes, with no wasteful packaging elements involved. It’s also important to note that Revival has an extensive professional cleaning process for all their vintage and antique rugs. That means they arrive looking (and smelling) brand new. Each rug was ready to roll out on the spot and, most importantly, delivered the time-honored look we hoped to bring throughout our home.
We’ve linked our favorite one-of-a-kind Revival rugs, but also highly recommend shopping their full collections.
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