I feel like my house reflects me as a person, in that I clean up okay but I'm always lacking a bit of polish. I'll get all dressed up for work and notice that my shoes need to be polished or that I have threads hanging off of my crappy old purse. My house is lacking in finishing details like window treatments and area rugs.
You know why? Those things are freaking expensive. It doesn't help that I always fall in love with the expensive ones. But it makes me feel like I'm pretending as an adult to have bare floors. I may be 35 and own a house but nobody's buying it because we don't have a rug in the bedroom.
Though someone did call me "ma'am" the other day and I died a little inside.
And the shitty indoor/outdoor rug from my reveal, which now lives in the basement:
I found the perfect rug for our bedroom, for the low, low price of $1685 at Schoolhouse Electric. It's soft, it's not made of polypropylene, and it's not a trendy style that I'll hate in two years. It's so pretty.
|Image: Walton handwoven llama rug from Schoolhouse Electric|
Come ON, that thing is sexy! And it would look great in our bedroom! (And maybe I'd throw one of those army blankets across the end of the bed. And now that I'm staring at this picture I want to swap out those nightstands. And the lamps. Hmm.) Someone help me convince Greg that we should buy this, should it ever go on sale.
Or maybe I'll keep the heat off in the morning this winter and he'll convince himself.
You can get 10% off that rug if you come to the plant lust plant swap at Schoolhouse on the 20th and bring a plant to swap. Just say'n....ReplyDelete
The wall color in your living room alone qualifies you as a serious adult homeowner.ReplyDelete
I feel I must pass on my problems as a cautionary tale of woe. Before you plunk down serious cash on beautiful rugs, spend some time with it. Visit it and inhale the hell out of that bitch and see what it does to your allergies. I know, that sounds weird. But trust me. We bought two beautiful wool rugs and within weeks of getting them into our house I was having terrible breathing problems. I was even tested for asthma it was so bad. Then someone told me that the wool fibers were likely shedding and getting into my respiratory system. We knew our rugs were shedding a lot because we had to vacuum every day. Then with all the vacuuming they started offgassing. I thought that natural fiber rugs weren't supposed to do that, but alas. We eventually had to give away thousands of dollars worth of rugs so that I could breathe. It sounds counterintuitive but now I can only have synthetic rugs because they don't shed.ReplyDelete
That said, that is one sexy rug and it would look *stunning* with a plaid or army throw at the foot of your bed.ReplyDelete
Huh, that's really interesting. My allergies started shortly after we got the living room carpet. DAMN IT, BECKY.ReplyDelete
For three years I tried to figure out what was wrong with me. Now I have cheap $180 rugs from Home Depot and NO PROBLEMS.ReplyDelete
I've had good luck buying from the rug sellers on ebay. I bought a 7' by 10' for my living room and man, in the words of The Dude, it really ties the room together.ReplyDelete
I always forget about eBay! Thanks for the reminder, Urban Achiever. :)ReplyDelete
There is very little that you need to do to prepare your home for our arrival.ReplyDelete
Wow what great looking of this room and specially rug is totally change the environment of room. sharafiandco.comReplyDelete