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Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Hey there!  Happy Wednesday everyone!  A few weeks ago when I showed you my new-to-me green lamps in the entry, I mentioned that I was hunting for a new rug for the space, and that I might have stumbled across one.  

Well, I happened upon the right sale at the right time at RugsUSA and picked a winner!  

I bought this rug (now sold out although maybe it was in a different lot or something because I've seen the same rug under a different name) and I think I'm in love.  Stripes+bold colors+graphic pattern...what's not to like?  (Although I know my friend Pat will say this would make her dizzy...sorry Pat!)

Although it's navy, I took a chance because it looked really dark on the screen. It IS dark, but still noticeably blue.  The front corner of the photo below is a good representation of the true color.

I'm not sure how I feel about that mix in here, but it's growing on me.  And, I was sure that if I didn't think it was a good fit in the entry, that I would use it in my bedroom.  So, it may be moving in the future.  All of that white by the front door makes me a little nervous.  

So, although I love this one, it may not be in it's forever home.  I'll still have my eye open for something else for this spot if I move it elsewhere.

I was a little nervous about buying a rug online, but since I knew I had a back-up spot for this to go I didn't worry.  Although RugsUSA has a good return policy, I didn't want the hassle of sending it back if I didn't like it (I don't believe they pay return shipping).  

One thing I have noticed on their site, it's really hard to find good larger rugs that are a TRUE black and white or cream.  Most of them are charcoal, which reviewers say tend to have a blue-ish tint.  They truly have the best prices when you catch a good sale, but when you're looking for something as specific as I am the search can be tricky!  I'm still on the hunt for a few other rugs, so I'm still looking at options.

I'm happy for now, though, this one will work!



**By the way...this isn't a sponsored post, just passing along my thoughts about my new purchase!

Would you like to comment?

  1. Oh, I LOVE the blue mix in of color! This looks great!

  2. It is absolutely stunning in that space. It would be a shame if you were unable to keep it there but I can understand - I constantly have people walking in and using my entryway rug as a doormat!

  3. I love it, even if it's navy blue, it's dark enough to work and adds such a graphic punch to your entry! I am living vicariously through you - in my house that gorgeous rug would covered in dog fur and muddy foot/paw prints in about an hour!

  4. I think it looks great! I love the navy with the green lamps.

  5. I love anything with stripes, looks great!

  6. I love your mix with the bold stripes! I'm such a chicken when it comes to buying a rug online. Ikea had one like it in b & w, but was discontinued I've heard a lot people complain about that decision. I'm with Lisa, white wouldn't work for our entry!

  7. I'm with your friend Pat on this one. I'm afraid this rug makes my head spin just to look at it. I really like the umbrella stand and the white trim. I like your old rug but agree that it was too small. I can see why you wanted a larger one.


  8. It looks lovely, so crisp and lively!

  9. YOur new rug looks wonderful. Great selection. Hugs, Marty

  10. i like it! i can see that it would take getting used to because it is a big change, but i really like the modern edge it adds!

  11. OH yes, I agree with Cassie. I love that it is modern, but I don't need to get used to it because I'm obsessed with stripes ;)

  12. Funny girl! :) I really love stripes...and I love the navy...and I think it looks awesome. I would hesitate to have the white in the entry but that's just me. I think it looks beautiful with the green lamps and the black furniture. Great selection!

    Oh, and I have finalized a place to move to end of June. If you decide this is not going to work for you, send it on down! LOL Seriously, I've decided to paint an accent wall in the new bedroom navy and already gathering decorative items. This will be fun! You should plan a trip down here and're so talented and have such a penchant for color. You know we'd laugh our heads off in the process!


  13. Love the new rug! Such a great look.
    House on the Way

  14. I have my eye on a rug from that company as well. The free shipping is such a major factor when buying a large rug. Since this was not a sponsored post, I wonder if you would talk about how your rug was shipped, (which carrier), did the delivery people actually bring it inside your home, and how did you get it to lay so flat after being rolled so tightly during shipping? All things I have wondered, worried about as I live alone. Thanks for your insight.

  15. Big change, for sure, but it really contemporizes (real word??) your entry. Great that you have a backup spot if it doesn't end up working for you here because it's a great rug. Even if you switch it, I'm loving a graphic rug there!

  16. Lovely!! I agree with Jennifer - it does really 'contemporize' your entryway. It looks great! I love the whole space.

  17. I love it, it makes such a big statement in there! I recently purchased a rug from overstock, but it came from rugsusa, who knew, hopefully, I will get the chance to photograph it soon and share....I's a bit scary to order rugs online, and to be honest, I don't think I will be doing it again. Good thing you have a back up space for it, that way, you cannot get it wrong ;)

    1. Forgot to mention, I think I've seen a black and white stripped rug at ikea, in case you decide on the switcheroo.

  18. Love the new rug! I also love navy blue and pattern :) xo Kristin

  19. I love this entry update, it is really bold and just perfect! I saw the striped rug back in stock at Ike's last night, bu t not being too Kathy-matchy is very designer like!
    xo Nancy

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  21. I love rug! Your whole space is gorgeous, very inspiring! (I found your site via thrifty decor chick)

  22. I loved the before, very pretty and traditional. The New is very perky
    and colorful. Very nice either way.

    I can tell you really like color. I do too, but am a bit subdued with
    it as our first home many years ago was bright yellow, green and white.
    I loved it.......but it was a bit much for my hubby. lol

    Blessings, Nellie


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