Jute rugs help transform designer Brooke Giannetti’s home

Interior designer Brooke Giannetti recently redecorated her home that she shares with her architect husband Steve and their 3 children. Before the big redesign, the home was a bit on the feminine side and and somewhat “shabby chic.” With pink, frilly pillows and floral rugs, her husband decided that it was time to make big changes to their home that complement their design aesthetics – a whimsical blend of masculinity and femininity. Brooke wrote and posted more pictures about the home makeover on her fabulous blog – definitely check it out!

“We loved the way Merida’s Bora Bora rug in Sunrise looked in the store, so we ordered one for our home in a custom size. It really adds a lot of warmth and texture to the room. The jute is much softer on our feet than sisal or sea grass.” – Brooke Giannetti

Interested in having this rug in your home or using it in your next project? For more information on Bora Bora, view some of our other custom rugs, or visit Merida’s online customer center to request a sample or create a quote.

Merida's Bora Bora Sunrise rug was used in the living room creating light and texture.

Brooke loved Merida's jute rug so much that she got another one for her dining room! The masculine feel of the dining table adds interest that complements texture of the rug.

You can see how the jute rug works with the traditional feel of some of the elements in the room while adding a more modern texture and color.

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  1. Hello,
    The rooms look beautiful! I’m ready to order a Bora Bora Sunrise myself. Can you tell me what binding material and color was used on these rugs?

  2. Hey Elizabeth,

    The rooms look really great. Brooke did an awesome job :-) The binding is Cotton Pebble Weave in London Tan. Check out our Showroom Locator ( to visit one of our showrooms.