It definitely doesn't mesh with the orange striped rug, but that's a factor that will likely change.
I adore the rug, however, it's a more formal look than I was going for. Once the Jonathan Adler rug for the den arrives, I'll be able to do more rug swapping and hopefully will figure out a solution. If not, maybe I'll go with something like this Nate Berkus rug from HSN - only $59 for an 8x10' - which is about as cheap as they come!
Uuugh...I seriously need to get window treatments up...that will probably help with the general malaise of the area. I'd love to have a team of helpful little elves at my disposal :)