Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Living Room: New Rug

Rugs have been a challenge for us. We want a high quality rug [100% wool, please] that is going to wear well with pets & a baby, but we don't want to pay the outrageous prices [we could blow a year's salary just on area rugs...what's up with that?]. I've considered making my own, but worried it wouldn't be very easy on Dmitri's knees, since he is still crawling around like crazy, nor helpful to cushion falls as he learns to walk. 

So we have been at a loss...and have been holding off on rugs.

Until we found this one...




Originally $498....now...$124. [Anthropologie]

I can do that. I was a little nervous about not seeing it in person. But, I couldn't resist the price. So we ordered it on Saturday, and the UPS truck delivered it this morning!
And here it is...

click for a larger view.

I can't wait to get our sofas in order. I moved the other one that we have away, so you can see the rug. It won't actually be like that.

The blues in the rug look like it was custom matched to our wall-color. Seriously. How lucky is that.

Want to see the chronicle of our Living room transformation...

22 comments:

Rambling Renovators said...

The rug is gorgeous!! The colours are perfect for your room. Good choice!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

WOW! what a fantastic price! and it looks like it was just meant to be there. perfect!

Alexson said...

Wow! It looks amazing with your new blue walls. Very regal. Good find!

JPeaslee said...

Well, your goal list has inspired me to start my own list of goals - http://jpeaslee.tumblr.com/post/837467276/goals

KiraAJ said...

Oh i love it! It looks fantastic in the living room colours match up well!

Leah said...

Wow, it looks like it was made for your room!

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

Wow, that is seriously gorgeous! And what a great deal! I feel like I should congratulate you!

Chelsey - The Paper Mama said...

Yes! It is awesome! I work for Anthro. It's so hard to not spend everything I make there! Especially when you find deals like this!

Caroline said...

Your living room is so gorgeous! I can't get over how amazing that rug is! I love how it brings a burst of yellow into the room.

Heh... let's trade houses - I will make sure the beauty of yours is fully enjoyed and you can adorn mine with all your pretty finds!

Jillian said...

That looks fantastic in that room! Awesome deal!

calikas said...

amazing. you should get the sandbar curtains style # 980077 from anthro to match the rest of the room. on sale for $99-$129.

Ash said...

what a beautiful rug! it really complements the room. well done for finding it. :)

Anonymous said...

it is looking wonderful!

Beckerman Girls said...

THAT IS UNNNNNNBELIEVABLE! Your room looks spectacular and that rug is to die for! It couldn't have been anymore perfect. So vibrant and gorgeous! I went rug shopping a month ago and couldn't believe how expensive rugs are now...that was such a steal!!! CONGRATS!!!!!
xoxo The Beckerman Girls

http://BeckermanBitePlate.com

Bromeliad said...

Gorgeous. And what a great price.

Mrs. Lukie said...

Gorgeous rug! The room looks fantastic!

coolkids said...

wow! great score. It looks perfect.

Sarah @ Dream in Domestic said...

Oh man, Anthropologie at an Overstock price! What an impact it makes and it fits the room perfectly! I can't wait to see what you do next in this room because I think if Domino were still around this room would be in it!

Kasey Hunt said...

I love your paint color!

Rose :: FineCraftGuild.com said...

Hai! Thx for stopping in at our blog. Glad you like the manhole artwork we featured. So did I.

About you:
WELL, this rug is a winner.

if you want to make your own for other areas in your house to keep the cost down and the uniqueness tops, i have 2 tutorials for you, ready to go, for two really unique eco-friendly rugs:

http://www.finecraftguild.com/eco-friendly-bath-mat-fun-diy-project-to-do-in-the-easter-break/

http://www.finecraftguild.com/grass-crochet-rug/

btw if you have a tutorial that you want featured on our blog, do link them up at our weekly DIY TUTORIAL party. a new one every wednesday, findable at our homepage.

Rene said...

Wow! That rug is gorgeous! You were wise to order it. I need to remember to watch for sales at Anthro bc we really need a rug or 5.

Thanks for leaving the sweet note on blogging with Emily on Friday.

-Rene

Julie said...

I'm amazed that you found that rug for such a great price!!