Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Stripes and Projects


There is a month left until Thanksgiving and I have several projects in my own home I want to finish before I turn my attention to decorating my house for Christmas which I adore.

To  Do List -
Finish the laundry room for the One Room Challenge - the reveal is in a week!
Wallpaper the downstairs hallway - I have scheduled my wallpaper hanger for next week.
Refresh the entryway - waiting on my painter.

I have added one more thing to my list - a new rug for the living room. I am tired of my oriental rug and have decided I really want an offset black and white striped rug. I love combining stripes and Chinoiserie and my go to choice is often striped silk taffeta curtains. I really think this black and white striped rug in my living room will be a great fit. The colors in my living room are pastels - pink, ice blue, yellow, and celadon, and the graphic punch of this rug will add real drama.

I am debating between these two rugs -
The Madeline Weinrib Buche Rug is a 100% wool flatweave carpet in black and white offset stripes and is $4,000 in the 8x11.


The Ikea Stockholm Rand Rug is a 100% wool flatweave carpet in black and white offset stripes and is $399 in the 8x11.


A no-brainer - Ikea here I come!

8 comments:

Karena Albert said...

Really at that price you can replace it when needed!

xoxo
Karena
2013 The Arts by Karena

sharon smith said...

That's a tuff call Beth. I believe in purchasing quality, but the price of Ikea one allows you to live with it for a year and make sure you like it before you invest in the higher price one. Something to consider...good luck!
Sharon
@novaraway

therelishedroost said...

Cool and if it gets ruined or you get sick of it out it goes!! Great!!

Merlin said...

Since that will be such a dramatic change from what you've "lived with" my choice would be IKEA. franki

Kim Ballard said...

I agree it's a no-brainer. And a fun change to boot! And if you want to change to something different later, not a huge investment. Have fun! I can hardly wait to see your reveal tomorrow,

'LUSH' said...

Just saw a whole list of high-lows for Ikea rugs vs high end, this morning. It's a No brainer! I'm sure your change will be fabulous, as usual!

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

A long time fave of mine! It's going to look great, kinda like your laundry room floors.

Kimberly Lemmon said...

I'm all in for a good look for less. And I absolutely love striped rugs!