She wanted something sophisticated and fairly neutral that could be converted into a guest room at a later date. I think her biggest concern was the rug. She wanted neutral without having something white or cream that would get dirty fast. Ya'll know how I feel about animal print being a neutral...I've actually owned this rug before and liked it a lot (you definitely want to get a cushy pad for it). The grasscloth wallpaper adds texture while still keeping the neutral palette for some muted but patterned and textural fabrics. I thought the green hit of zebra would be a fun pillow or two.
In case Sabrina winds up not wanting to go the animal print route, some other neutral but nice rugs are:
My favorite alternative is:
Can't wait to see how the real deal turns out!