Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Choosing Large Rugs

Cost, pattern, color & impact at 9'x12' are a concern.  Yellow/blue/white are the interior colors.  A pair of rugs were needed for his guest cottage.  He's stringing me along in the garden, it's a 2013 project.
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Price was unimportant once the outlet store was found.
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Allowances were made for pricing this good.  They did not have a matching pair of rugs.



Benjamin Moore- Philadelphia Creme, below, is on the walls.


Saw this rug, below, first.  Hanging on the wall, a splash of happiness.  Received a good eye roll from him for that comment.


Checking out I told him it was amazing to find a pair of happy rugs in his colors.  He wanted to be anywhere but in line with me.
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Unrolling the rugs later in the day his helper exclaimed, "These are such happy rugs."
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Garden & Be Well,        XO Tara
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Each rug under $200.  I saw Myrna Loy walking across his rugs.  Told him that too.  Now you know I'm fearless!  Pics taken last week.  His guest cottage is ca. 1945 & I've chosen matriarchal-lake-house-chic ca. 1949.  You now, decent cast offs from decades of life in the homestead.  
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If you can't find multiples of something stay in the same color family.  Bless the interior design woman who said that to me decades ago!

2 comments:

Henhurst Interiors said...

A perfect pair, and I love the thrill of the hunt at an outlet. I'd say you bagged a lion.

sandrajonas.com said...

I think two rugs in the same colourway are much more interesting than two identical ones. Nice.