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Tuesday
Mar292011

Time for a New Rug!

So, this happened the other night:

Out of the corner of my eye, I saw my husband knock over the glass of red wine, then heard him exclaim "Derby!".  I couldn't believe he was trying to pass the blame onto our sweet, innocent little girl (ha.) & he told me that he was yelling at her because she was trying to lick it up, not blame it on her :/ oops.  Anyway, I tried blotting, rubbing & scrubbing and nothing worked.  It's time for a new rug.  This rug from Ballard Designs has served us well for over 4 years, but we need something new.

In fitting with the theme of the week and how I showed you that turquoise goes with everything, I've decided I want a bold patterned rug that is turquoise, lime green, or combination of both.  Due to my love of all things zig zag, we ended up choosing the green chevron pillows (thanks for all of your input, by the way!) and they look great!

 

You may remember that I upholstered(?) (sorry, my brain usually thinks in design terminology during the day) these boring pillar candles in both colors, making turquoise a natural color choice for us to add to our green theme.

             

Summing up my requirements:

  • Lime Green
  • Turquoise Blue
  • Both
  • Geometric Graphic (Chevron, Trellis/Lattice, Stripe)
  • I also love Amy Butler graphic floral patterns

Here we go, the front runners! 

 Ballard Designs Madiera Rug, Company C Rugs

 Dash and Albert Flat Woven Striped Rugs

    

Amy Butler Graphic Floral Rugs

 

Trellis/Mosaic Pattern (love the color in the one on the right but doubt I can get hubbers on board)

ETA: Yowzas! Just found this preppy argyle lovely! Probably a no-go via hubs as well (yes, I am the designer, but he has a great eye & would want to approve any large ticket items!).

So as you can see, no chevron!  Sad face.  Am I crazy enough to attempt to make one?  Possibly.  Since we have chevron pillows now, I may just manage to get out of that one ;)

Thoughts?  Help?  Please! 

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Reader Comments (8)

Ohh noo!! Poor rug! But I absolutely adore the new rugs you're considering--my favorites are the large floral prints and the mosaic pattern on the right too! Can't wait to see what you go with!

March 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMandy

I was considering the Company C Rug myself. Love it. Young House Love has a discount code on their site.

March 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaren @Sugarspicelivin

Oh man, those Amy Butler rugs are AMAZING!!!

March 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

I love the first and third Amy Butler rugs! So pretty!!

March 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany

Thanks for the input, everyone! Now that I've read your thoughts & look at all of them again, I am definitely leaning towards one of the Amy Butler rugs!

March 31, 2011 | Registered CommenterKristin

That picture of your living room has cemented a desire in my heart to have you decorate my home someday. Like REALLY decorate it (probably long distance though since we won't live near each other anymore :( ) Your place is so beautiful!

I too love the Amy Butler rugs, or the Trellis ones.

I was just thinking that we should meet up at the Farmer's Market when it moves outside again!

April 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenna

Jenna, I am here for you! Even though I am SAD SAD SAD that you will be moving in a year :(

April 19, 2011 | Registered CommenterKristin

I am starting to think the trellis rugs are too boring. I really want the Amy Butler rugs, but I just realized that they don't come in the size I need! Sadface.

April 19, 2011 | Registered CommenterKristin

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