Friday, May 10, 2013

Can you relate?

Since I am mentally decorating my next home, I have started actually BUYING some things.  Does anyone else do that?  Or do you wait until you are in the house to start decorating?

Well, my husband and I both agree that it is time for new living room furniture and have already picked it out, though we are totally waiting for the Memorial Day sale to purchase. some $$$!  The new sectional is white leather.  I'm not crazy enough to have fabric with children and two puglets.  AND, the floors are light tile, so I recently began the hunt for a rug.  I blame HGTV for the fact that my style is becoming a bit more contemporary.  I am really into bold graphics...which translates into the Moroccan trellis rug that I spent several days searching for online.  I initially wanted turquoise and white for a splash of color, but after reading several reviews of "turquoise" rugs that I thought I wanted, I realized that it would be risky to order a rug and HOPE it was the exact shade of turquoise that I had in my head.  (LOVE when people take the time to write reviews.  Do yourself a huge favor and read them!)  So, I shifted tactics and decided to go for a gray rug and have the bold splash of color in the draperies.  I FINALLY found the perfect rug at  I have had great experiences with Overstock, BTW.  SOOO, I was VERY excited to get home about an hour ago and see this on my front porch:

Squeal!  Ignore the virtually dead plant that was shredded in a recent hailstorm. (Thrilled to be putting a brand new roof on a house I am selling.)

I digress.  Naturally I HAD to open it right away, even though it isn't going to go in this house.  The packers can wrap it back up again, right?  Here's what it looks like:

The rug size is 8.5' x 11.5'.  I LOVE the bold trellis pattern, and the caramel color will tie in with the wall color. I think the dark charcoal will really pop with the white furniture.  And, of course, I will tie it all together with pillows and curtains.  If you are interested in this rug, you can check it out here!

This kind of shows you how I start decorating a room.  I pick out a piece or two and design with that in mind, and, yes, I truly do visualize the room in my head.  In this case, the sectional and rug have set the tone.  Can't wait to see where this room goes, and I can't wait to share the journey with you!

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Take time to "Prettify Your Life"!!!

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1 comment:

  1. Lol I totally buy stuff before we move. Heck we are getting rid of a lot of stuff.... So as more new stuff come in, I just get rid of the old stuff to make space. I save a ton of money too bc I buy stuff when they are on clearance and so on.
    That rug is so cute, I'm looking for something similar too. We don't have cable but I pretty much watch HGTV all day long at my parents or in laws. lol


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