infatuated with a rug.
i might not be able to finish the rest of the work that remains on the to-do list for the kitchen transformation, but that doesn't stop me from accessorizing, right?
back in the day before children and before moving here, i was an interior designer. as such, i find i'm incredibly picky for things for my own house. this of course drives my husband crazy. for example, we haven't had a rug under the dining room table since oh, about june. and the rug that was there? a pieced together 9'x6' rug of six large carpet tiles. first i was going to use a grey indoor/outdoor rug and paint my own design on it. inexpensive and something that would withstand the amount of food that ends up under the table from my children. especially the oldest one.
i went as far as purchasing the rug but soon decided that perhaps we'd go sans rug so that i could easily clean the floor each day. that's what we had been living with for the past 6+ months. the grey indoor/outdoor rug was regulated to the basement and is used by andy to cover the concrete floor when exercising.
and then, in the last few weeks i started obsessing about rugs again. because really, i'm not such a big fan of that vinyl flooring we currently have. (note to pre-children self : you should've replaced the first floor flooring with wood while you had the chance!) but then again, rugs aren't a cheap purchase and i wanted to make sure i found something that not only worked in this house but wherever we end up next as well.
i thought i had found something that would work - even if it wasn't really my style - but of course in the size that i wanted they were out of the colorway that i needed. so i checked and checked the site multiple times a day for a restock with no such luck. until one day i spied a thumbnail photo of THE rug. the right size, the right colors, my style and just a bit more than i had originally planned. but it was perfect and with a coupon code and a rebate it actually ended up being a few dollars cheaper than my original plan.
the first photo is a view from the kitchen - you can tell that duke and thomas are also in love with the new floor covering - which showcases it the best as you don't get the crazy amount of light in that you do with this view from the living room. and yes, it BARELY fits. as in, my husband thought i was insane for purchasing it when he helped me haul it into the dining room last night. (even though he should know better by now than to second guess my design decisions!)
and a closer look. with just a minimal amount of curling on one end which is amazing given that it's an 8'x'10' rug. love, love, love it. also love that the design only has the white diamonds down the center of the rug where they are least likely to get splattered upon. genius!
and just to clarify... the girls are not allowed to sit at the table and eat until the new protectors that i ordered for under their chairs arrive tomorrow. not that they mind in the least. they spent the first part of the morning playing under the table as they thought it was so comfortable under there.