|Catherine Rug by Ballard Designs|
I had also been eyeing this guy:
but, it isn't wool so I couldn't justify that in such a high traffic area. It had also been out of stock for ever until Monday, when I got an email saying it was back in stock. Out of pure curiosity I went online to check it out and browse through some other rugs and then I found this beauty:
It came in today (can you say a-m-a-z-i-n-g) so I worked from home to bring it inside all 76 pounds of it and what a nightmare that was. First off, the delivery guy never even knocked on the door, I only knew he had come because of Monkey going crazy barking. So, I go outside to "grab" it and see him seriously sprinting back to the truck. He had also just thrown it under the stairs... a 76 pound rug that would now have to come up two flights of stairs. After a few trials, I managed to push it up the stairs but then I couldn't get it in the front door. I seriously tried everything and eventually got Ryan's fork lift hand thingys and managed to DRAG the thing inside. I'm pretty sure I threw my back out but anyway. Here's a before and after of the family room.
I'm going to get a linen colored couch and some other coffee table but I really think the rug pulls the room together. It also gives me some good ideas of what I'll end up doing in the space.
|Before- this rug got SO dirty here and is going in the office|