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Shark and Olive is curated by a Portland-based creative, painter, and art enthusiast. Shark and Olive features finds that represent a never-ending celebration of art, architecture, design objects, and furniture.

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Color Punch Part Eight: Textiles Under Foot

For this round-up of color-punch textiles it is all about rugs.  Rugs are a great starting point for setting the tone of a room.  I tend to love rooms with neutral tone furnitures with lovely wood accents, leaving the bold and geometric colors to the textiles.  My current favorites are woven rugs featuring beautiful pinks and oranges. These colors add warmth and a focal point to a space and are a design classic.  Moroccan and Turkish rugs have long been my favorite woven rugs, and luckily they are more available in the States.  The 1970s vintage pink one featured is perfectly worn and would look beautiful in any room. A slightly muted and variation on a theme version can be found at urban outfitters.  And I couldn't resist the playful boobie rug from cold picnic. Who doesn't love a little humor in ones space?

Color Punch Part Four: Neutrals

Mixing textiles livens up a neutral backdrop with an eclectic punch of color. But neutral textiles can bring just as much punch to a room as their colorful companions. Here is collection of my current favorite neutrals. Denim is a fabric I put in the neutral camp, because I think it goes with anything. Caroline Z Hurley's linen throws (featured here in denim) are covet worthy. And if you want vibrant color punch, she offers lime greens, bright blues, and hot pinks too! Since winter is coming (and clearly I want GOT back on my tv) the Souk Pouf is a warm, cozy, and casual option for additional seating or as an ottoman.  While your feet are resting on the pouf, you should wrap yourself in the blah blah wool throw. It's humorously warm. For underfoot, the ashdown wooden carpet by Eliza Strozyk is a must. Comprised of linen, oak, maple, and beech, her delicate geometric designs are tactile art-like furniture and furniture objects. Oyyo handwoven textiles are uniquely made and 100% organic. These blend simplicity with bold patterns. I want them all.