Beaux R'eves

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Laying the Groundwork

They say that a rug is the foundation 
of your design scheme 
and can harmonize and visually connect 
all of the elements in your room.  
 That's why it is best to start your design inspiration there... 
Laying the groundwork so to speak.  
After Christmas I started looking 
for a new rug for the Hearth Room.  
My sectional is so neutral 
that anything can blend with it 
and my hardwood floors are a medium dark 
warm tone that will 
coordinate with most designs.
  That only leaves my Buffalo Check chair 
and ottoman that I recently had recovered 
which is also neutral.  
The rug that I previously had in there 
I had purchased about ten years ago.  
It is a great quality rug 
and it has held up very well.  
But it had mostly reds and golds in it 
and I wanted to introduce more blue 
into my rooms this year. 
I am certainly going to keep it 
so that I can rotate the rugs with the seasons. 
I found this rug on Birch Lane's website 
and I liked it but I wasn't sure 
that it had enough blues in it 
and it was a little more than I wanted to pay.  
I searched and searched 
around on the internet 
until my eyes were blurry!  
Finally, on New Year's Day 
I was cleaning the house and making sure 
all of the Christmas things were put away.  
The house looked a little barren 
and stripped down 
and I was tired of cleaning 
so I took off to Home Goods.  
Now I told you that I had been cleaning 
all day so I had my yoga pants 
(that have never seen a minute of yoga) 
on and a sweatshirt and not a stitch of  
makeup and my hair pulled back.  
I start shopping at Home Goods 
and I begin to notice that 
all of the shoppers are dressed 
EXACTLY like ME!  
Anyway, I see this 100% Wool 7X9 rug 
hanging on the rack for only $299.00.  
It was PERFECT!  
I love that it has some reds and light greens
in it too which makes it easier 
to blend lots of things I already have with it.  
Sometimes you just get lucky don't you!  
Did you know that all wool and silk rugs 
have a "Light" and "Dark" side?  
My rug guy told me that years ago.
It has to to with the direction of the pile.  
I have never forgotten that 
and now I always look to see 
which side I want to show... 
Pottery Barn
I had a few Pottery Barn gift cards 
from Christmas so I ordered two 
of the camel colored Chenille pillow 
covers and a pretty throw.  
They came in the mail today.  
Perfect timing!  
Now I just have to get it all together 
before our Realtor Open House next Tuesday!  

Until Next Time,
Beaux R'eves,

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ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Pretty rug Cindy...Gotta love Home Goods!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love your new rug. That is all going to look great together.

Maureen Wyatt said...

The new rug is really pretty and the price is amazing!

Suzanne said...

You lucked out! I love the soft colors. Those yoga pant people are my people, too. Ha! Funny, my yoga pants have never met a yoga mat, either. Happy New Year!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Beautiful! I look when I am there by haven't had any luck yet.

Unknown said...

I love your recovered chair! Who did you use to reupholster it?

Jeanette said...

The rug was a great find. It's going to look beautiful!

This N That said...

Perfect!!! I knew about that pile thing..kinda like reading a green on the golf course..:)

Pura Vida said...

It's just the perfect foundation for you

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh great new rug and the colors are perfect. The pillows and throw are wonderful too.

Unknown said...

A new rug can really change the whole room. It goes with your room so perfectly!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Wow I never had anyone explain that about the rugs having a direction like that! Looks like your new rug was a great find. Home Goods is a great store- we only have a TJ Maxx.

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