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Tailored Living Room

Mix DIY pieces with investment furniture for a crisply edited space.

A durable, budget-friendly alternative to hardwood, slate-look ceramic tiles create visual flow throughout this house. The living room's modern aesthetic is offset by a classic 40-year-old Heriz wool rug. The homeowner had the rug's border trimmed for a contemporary look.

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  • Photographer: Michael Graydon
  • Source: House & Home September 2009 issue.
  • Products: Floor tiles, Olympia Tile; rug, sofa, coffee table, lamps, Elte; chair, Queen West Antique Centre, stool, HomeSense.

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