Yes, I know the Living Room To-Do list isn’t complete. And yes, I know I swore I wouldn’t begin any new projects until the 87 I’ve started are complete. But oh well, I’m flighty. So today I want to talk about my Dining Room. Even with no real plan, I continue to randomly acquire things for it. Some you’ve seen, like the tufted chairs. Others, like new drapery fabric, a light fixture and wall decor, you haven’t seen. And I fear all these impulse buys are going to end up a hot mess unless I get some direction. And quickly!
Here’s how my Dining Room looks today (minus the wintery branches).
Moving the jute rug in was an improvement, but it just added to the collection of brown. So, when the awesome people at Rugs USA contacted me about reviewing one of their rugs (as in, one they wanted to give me, not the two I’ve already bought and reviewed on my own!), I jumped at the chance. The Homespun Chevron caught my eye, and it was confirmed when I saw it in Amanda’s Living Room. She has great taste, so I knew if she loved it, then it was a good choice.
I emailed her to see if she was happy with it (she is!), and an email conversation followed that I’m imagining drove Amanda to the brink of insanity. Next thing I know, she’s taken all the information I’d been rambling on about, and turned them into gorgeous design boards! I’m in love with all of them, so once again, my indecisiveness is crippling me. Cue you guys…the clever readers!
The things of which I am certain are the pale pink wall color (please, Mr. Sugarplum?!), orb chandelier (sitting in a box in my guest room), ikat fabric for drapes (found for a steal at Hancocks last year), gold lamps with black shades, tufted chairs and wall decor. I think. Things
always could change. Where I need you is helping me to choose the rug! I decided on the geometric chevron pattern because I think it’s a nice juxtaposition to the large floral rug in the adjacent Living Room. And these rooms could use a dose of modern contemporary.
First choice is the Homespun Chevron in Navy. I don’t need the blues to match, but they should be almost identical, or two completely different shades. Hard to tell from the website’s image.
I’ve been pining over Pink and Red lately, so I’m even considering this Satara Chevron Daredevil.
Without knowing the exact shade, it might not be a safe bet. So to satisfy my pink & red craving, we considered painting one of the pieces of furniture red. Here are the two blue rugs with red accent pieces:
You’d think shopping with someone else’s money would be easy, but I am locked up! You guys have proven to be very talented with your opinions…so which is it? Navy, light blue or the red chevron rug?
And with or without a red accent?
Thanks to Amanda Carol Interiors for creating these beautiful boards for me! If you’ve got a million ideas swimming in your head, this is the girl to help corral them into a beautiful room. Or if you have no idea where to start, Amanda will create the space intended just for you (without breaking the bank in the process!). This girl is talented, I mean, look at her office (on Apartment Therapy, no less)!
Open the floodgates of opinions…I can’t wait to see what you think!