Whether with a good book by your side, or binge-watching your new favorite programming on Netflix, some week-ends are made for total relaxation… the inspiration for our Weekender collection, and our Hickory hand-tufted rug. Snuggled up in our sumptuous Confetti throw with the first fire of the season crackling is something to savor, and begs for the perfect lunch. Hearty, flavorful, and easy… here are the key steps to a delicious grilled cheese sandwich that will pair nicely with a novel… or the remote control.
What you will need: bread or brioche of choice, butter and/or mayonnaise, brie cheese with rind removed, and fig jam.
Preheat a skillet to medium-low heat. While the skillet warms:
Butter one side of each slice of bread. Some of our “Company C chefs” swear mayonnaise browns more evenly, the choice is yours
Remove the rind from the brie, and cut into slices
Once the skillet is evenly hot, place a slice of bread “butter (or mayonnaise) side” down in the pan. Add brie slices and an even, light layer of fig jam to the bread in the pan, then place the second piece of bread on top “butter (or mayonnaise) side” up
Allow the cheese to melt and the bottom of the sandwich to attain a golden brown
Then flip and repeat. Each side, dependent on stove and pan, may require up to three minutes. The key is a medium low temperature for melty cheese and golden browning. Higher heats will speed the process… but burn the bread.
This recipe can be augmented based on what is in the kitchen. We love the sweet savory nature of the brie and the fig jam, but even fresh blue berries with the brie would work. Enjoy… the sandwich and your lazy cozy fall week-end!
The visual texture created by leaves on the forest’s floor inspired our Hickory rug design. We love the way that nature organically creates its own design philosophy each season.
We recreated nature’s seemingly haphazard surface texture using mottled wool yarns of varying thicknesses in a hand-tufted loop pile construction. Naturally neutral tones highlight our Hickory rug, the star of our “weekender” collection.
Nature got the design off on the right foot, but we finished strong using on-trend hues of toffee, platinum, and pewter…perfect to compliment a variety of room styles.
How do you determine the correct size rug for your space? It is not an exact science. The type of room and furniture placement should factor into your decision. We suggest leaving an equal amount of flooring exposed on all sides of the room. The first step is always to measure the space using a tape measure. One of the most common mistakes is to rely on a visual or ‘eyeball’ the space. A 6×9 rug can look very differently hanging on a rack. To make it easy, use our room planner!
Dining & Breakfast Room:
When selecting a room size rug for the dining room, you need to measure the length and width of your table. Don’t forget to include the table leaf if you use it frequently.
A good rule of thumb is to allow at least 24″ to 30″ of rug beyond the table on each side to allow chairs to move in and out, ensuring the chair is still placed on the rug when seated. For visual interest, a round rug is a great choice beneath either a round or square table. Use the guide below to determine the best size rug for your dining room.
If you need a larger rug, custom sizes are available – contact us for more details.
Living or Family Room:
When selecting a room size rug, allow 12″ to 18″ of floor as a border around the rug; however in small rooms, you can leave less floor showing. In a very large or open room, you may want to consider using two different, but related rugs, to anchor each seating area.
Your rug should anchor your furniture, use the guide below for options. If you prefer, furniture legs may be placed on or off the rug.
Make sure to account for any heating vents or doorways.
Depending on the usage of the room, you may want to consider traffic patterns.
An 8×10 rug brings together most furniture groupings nicely. If you need a larger rug, custom sizes are available – contact us for details.
When selecting a room size rug for the bedroom, it’s always nice to start your day with a step or two on our rugs. Use the guide below to determine the best options based on the room layout and your needs.
If you have twin beds in the same room, a 3×5 rug or runner between the beds is always a great choice.
This is the perfect place to play around with rug sizes-try a round rug or a rectangular rug placed at a diagonal underneath the bed. If you need a larger rug, custom sizes are available – contact us for more details.
Make sure the door can open and close over the rug. Consider the thickness or pile height of the rug.
If it’s a long hallway, you can also consider using two 8 ft runners.
Do you still have questions? Contact Our Design Consultants!
If you have any additional questions about measuring a room, please feel free to contact us.
No Tweedle Dee, and definitely no Tweedle Dumb……Looking Glass was inspired by classic magnificent patterns, a modern damask exploded in soft jewel tones. Luxe and fanciful, the design feels both aged and patinaed, clean and modern. Our Looking Glass rug is very now…
Hand-tufted of bamboo viscose, Looking Glass is super-soft and sumptuous. Evoking a casual & modern opulence, Looking Glass sets the stage for a glamorous living room, or a bedroom haven no one would ever want to leave.
Saturated in shimmering color: topaz, sapphire, and aquamarine hues sparkle to life enhanced by the shine only bamboo viscose yarns can deliver.
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This is the perfect time to refresh your living or dining room with our fall rugs.
Drip and Splash – The contemporary art technique of dripping paint directly from can to canvas is borrowed here to fashion our bespoke work of art for the floor. Hand hooked using tie-dyed yarns which lend even more creative splash to the spice-hued piece.
Free Hand – Infused with spontaneity, this rug’s artfully abstract pattern is inspired by, you got it, our love of doodling. Plush, cut-pile rug is hand-looped of chunky wool yarns against a tufted, Toffee-hued background. 100% wool, hooked and tufted.
Tea Leaf – A classic William Morris trellis design gets magnified and reworked, resulting in our contemporary update in a glorious palette of green, yellow and ivory against a warm grey ground then framed with a darker driftwood border. Hand tufted and washed to add a soft patina that’s just beautiful to behold.
In a delicious celebration of the color green, gorgeous Sassafras trees with their swooping greenish yellow flowers create the perfect spot of shade for both classic and modern decor. Hand tufted, in varying shades of loop pile lends tons of texture while the beautiful, washed effect adds a sophisticated, completely unique appeal. 100% wool, hooked and tufted. Made in India.
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Pretty and practical. Brilliant blooms embroidered on scrumptious velvet transform the bed-while adding plenty of lumbar comfort too. Adorned with a pretty side flange that matches the solid velvet back. With feather insert. Imported. Measures 16″ W x 28″ L.
Elsa Throw No doubt about it, this cozy throw is a handmade hand knit beauty, all lush New Zealand wool and fluffy warmth. Tossed over your sofa or your shoulders, it’ll bring nothing but comfort and joy (oh and texture when draped over a sofa or bed) Color: Ivory, Driftwood, or Toffee. Measures 50″ W x 70″ L.
Mila Cocktail Table With a soft gold finish on metal frames with inset glass and delicate lines, Mila is gracious but strong. Antiqued mirror tops add a handcrafted feel. Styled to slip seemlessly into a casual or a contemporary setting. 28″ Diameter x 28″ H. Imported.
Twist Table Lamp What a twist… The Twist Table Lamp appears as if to have a quality of movement thanks to curving, twisted base. Lamp is finished in a polished silver-leaf complemented by an off-white linen shade. 31″H. Shade: 16″Wx16″Dx11″H. Imported.
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Art & Soul Rug – We turned to the Bloomsbury artists of the 1930’s who believed in art for art’s sake to create this beautifully bold statement piece. Tufted with three different yarns and three different techniques, this multi textural, pure wool rug displays its artsy personality through the abundant and oh so eclectic texture and pattern. The added touch of embroidery in the leaves creates a stunning visual effect.
Madison Chair – The Madison envelops with plump cushions, a low rolled Bridgewater arm, and a tight but softly curved back. The upholstered apron shows off its tapered wooden legs on casters.Everything we love about fine English upholstery, updated for today.
Yellow Glass Gourd – Vibrant Company C colors give these harvest objets d’art a classic festive glow. Whether you pair them or choose a single favorite, you’ll definitely create a welcoming autumnal display. Made of Mercury glass, the faux gourds and pumpkins are finished in a variety of Company C signature colors. Available in two styles (pumpkin and gourd) and a bumper crop of colors. 7″Wx8″H. Imported.