There is no question that design blogs are the greatest thing since the invention of the dip cone. But they are also all kinds of trouble! I’m sure we’ve all looked up from reading, only to find three
days hours have passed and the kids have gone another all night without dinner. (I’m kidding, of course my kids get fed on occasion.) Another downside is when you’re reading along, and suddenly you’ve got your credit card out ordering something you had no idea you needed.
This happened to me a few weeks ago when Danielle shared her potential new kitchen rug from Urban Outfitters. I like to browse that store, and have a few tops and some dishes from there, but didn’t realize just how much home decor they offered online. And how affordable! Next thing I knew, I had a new rug arriving my doorstep, and for only $34!
I know I’m supposed to be working on the Living Room, but I have to admit that I’ve been trying new paint colors in the Kitchen, too. I’d like to make the walls more neutral, and allow the blue glass subway tile in the backsplash to shine. This deliciously vibrant rug combines all the colors I love most for this room, and it just determined the new direction.
These pictures are horrible. For some reason this room is the hardest to photograph. My ultimate goal is to have my house flow more seamlessly from room to room. Changing the green walls is the first step. Using a flash is a big no-no, but this shot shows you the true colors in the rug, backsplash and walls.
I love the impact the (accidental) new rug already makes. Thanks, Danielle!
Have you made any accidental purchases, all thanks to blogs? What do you think of my new rug?