The Rug: Found!

24 Mar

Hello friends.

Today, Clara has decided that she doesn’t want to sleep.  I suspect that there’s another tooth on the way.  Makes for a fun afternoon.

I have been on a search.  The search for the perfect rug for my living room.  You might remember the color we chose for our wall – Determined Orange:

Well, I love the color.  It’s fun, bright, and not too much to overpower the room.  I also love the hardwood floors in here, but with a 6 month old who will be crawling and walking before I know it, it’s going to be necessary to have a rug.

I’ve looked and looked and looked.  There are some great rugs out there.  My problem is that the ones I love are too small for the room.  I need a rug that’s at least 8×10.  I actually thought I would need one bigger than that, but after doing some measuring, I think that will be good enough.

The other problem is that any rug that has orange in it seems to be mostly brown – which, paired with our brown sectional, sucks all the light out of my bright living room.  So, back to the drawing board.

Enter, Ballard Designs.  I don’t know why, but one day I randomly got their catalog in the mail.  Maybe because we moved and then our address was sold to the entire universe of companies that want to sell us something.  I don’t even know why I looked at it – I typically just throw those things out.  But, I flipped through it.  They actually have some really cool stuff, and I’d consider buying more stuff from them eventually.

But this is what really caught my attention:

I like the paisley design, the navy pulls in the color from the dining room walls, and there’s just a hint of orangey-red in there to tie in to the wall.

But since I’m not one to gamble on expensive things like rugs, so I checked out their website to find that they offer swatches of their rugs for you to check out.  Awesome.  And they’re free.  You just pay for the shipping, which wasn’t really that bad.  So I ordered the swatch, and it came today!  And… I love it!


And, so it is that the decision has finally been made!  Woohoo!

One Response to “The Rug: Found!”

  1. Ginny March 28, 2011 at 11:08 am #

    I love Ballard designs 🙂 I have stuff picked out from there already and as soon as Dave Ramsey says it’s okay, I’m going to be placing my order! Love your rug!

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